Bindu Menon Mannil

Bindu Menon Mannil is currently an Assistant Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. She holds a PhD in Cinema Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University and her research interests are in Film Theory and History, Gender Studies, Religion and Media.

R. Lalitha Raja

Lalitha Raja, Fellow at IIAS, Shimla works on "Significance of Optimality Theory in Phonological Acquisition and Assessment and Intervention of Phonological Disorders." She is an Assistant Professor at CAS in Linguistics, Annamalai University. In addition to the post of Assistant Professor, is in-charge for the ‘Centre for Speech and Language Disorder Studies’ that has set as an extension activity of CAS in Linguistics, Annamalai University. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics (Psycholinguistics) and her research interests are in Clinical, Psycho and Cognitive Linguistics.

Sumanyu Satpathy

Sumanyu Satpathy, currently a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, is a former Professor and Head of the Department of English, University of Delhi. His area of expertise are literary modernism, Indian literary culture and Odisha studies. His other areas of interest are queer studies and literary Nonsense. He was Distinguished Scholar at the Michael J.

Chhering Dorje

Chhering Dorje retired as Joint Director General from Archaeological Survey of India, Government of India in  November, 2013. He served ASI for 35 years in various capacities and had the experience of heritage management and conservation of monuments particularly in the states of Rajasthan, Panjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

Prachi Dublay

Prachi Dublay, currently a fellow at IIAS, Shimla - is an accomplished vocalist, researcher and academician in Indian Music. With twenty years of experience as a performer and broadcaster, Prachi has been performing all over India and abroad and has many CDs at her credit. Prachi has received several prestigious fellowships and awards, some to mention – Tata Fellowship in folklore, Culture Fellowship by Govt of India, Sir CV Raman Award, Kaleshwari Sanmaan, IBN-Lokmat Prerana Puraskar etc.

Ratnakar Tripathy

Dr Ratnakar did an MA [1980] and PhD in Philosophy [1987] specializing in the Philosophy of Social Scienes. He spent a number of years in the print and television media working on research based stories and projects. He has done a series of academic research projects around the themes of Hindi cinema, Bhojpuri cinema and Music industry, internal and transnational migration funded by a number of Indian and international agencies. He has written a number of academic papers as outcomes of these projects.

Jagdish Lal Dawar

Jagdish Lal Dawar retired as Professor of History from Department of History & Ethnography ( now rechristened as department of History & Archeology), School of Social Sciences, Mizoram University, Aizawl (Mizoram) after attaining the age of superannuation on 31st October, 2015.  He holds a PhD in Intellectual History of Modern India from Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and his research interests are in Literature and History, Intellectual and cultural History of North-East India, Environme