Aarti Wani is an Associate Professor of English at the Symbiosis college of Arts and Commerce, Pune. Her book, Fantasy of Modernity: Romantic Love in the Bombay Cinema of the 1950s (2016) has been published by Cambridge University Press.

Abhishek Majumdar is an award-winning playwright, director and actor based in Bengaluru. His plays have received the Hindu Metro Plus Playwright’s award and the Toto Funds the Arts award and have been produced in various festivals in India and abroad.

Adrienne Rich (1929–2012)was widely known and influential American poet and essayist. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry, more than a half-dozen of prose and was at the forefront of feminist movements.

Ali Akbar Mehta is a transmedia artist and the co-founder of ‘Museum of Impossible Forms’, Helsinki; and ‘Outsiders at Work’, Helsinki. He has exhibited his projects in galleries and alternate spaces in New Delhi, Mumbai, Dubai, Helsinki, and Tampere.

Anju Chandran has completed her BFA (Painting) from RLV College of Music and Fine Arts, Tripunithura; and MFA (Printmaking) from University of Hyderabad in 2017. She has received Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship in 2017 – 2018 for young artists.

Ashlesha Gore is a published Marathi translator based in Pune. She loves to translate fictions. She is also interested in languages, reading and theatre.

Chetan Mevada is a visual artist based in Baroda. He has completed his BVA (Painting) and MVA (Printmaking) from Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda.

Chhaya Koregaonkar is a published Marathi poet. Akantpriya Majhaa and Ek Avakash Maajhhi are her published collections of poems. She is active through Ambedkarite movements and Women Empowerment programme in Maharashtra.

Dr Chinmay Dharurkar is a faculty of Linguistics in Central University, Kasargod, Kerala.

Divya Pandey is a visual artist based in Baroda. She has completed her MFA (Painting) from College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow University.

Harper Lee was an American novelist known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960 and won Pulitzer Prize in 1961. Author of this only book, Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature in 2007.

Himanshu Smart is an award winning playwright, poet and writes scholarly articles in Marathi. He is visiting faculty at Lalit Kala Kendra, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

Indrajit Khambe is Kanakavali (Kokan, Maharashtra)based photographer. He has photo-documented the art of Wrestling and Dashavtar performances in Kokan. His photographs are widely published and exhibited through exhibitions and festival as well as published in print and online journals.

Kaustubh Somnath Naik writes in Marathi and English. He is the co-ordinator of Hans Sangeet Natyamandl in Goa. Kaustubh has been pursuing research in Marathi Theatre in Goa from Department of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Nela Milic is an artist and an academic working in media and arts, and is a Senior Lecturer for
Contextual and Theoretical Studies in the Design School at London College of Communication.

Nikhil Purohit is an artist interested in art education, writing, arts management, research and documentation.

Obayya Puttur completed his BFA from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), Mysore in 2009 and MFA from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 2014. He has participated in a two-year residency at the Kanoria Centre of Arts, Ahmedabad. He lives in Mumbai.

Prasanta Ghosh is a visual artist based in Kolkata. He has completed his BFA from Rabindrabharati University, Kolkata and MVA (Painting) from M.S. University Baroda.

Rumi Samadhan is a visual artist, sculptor and an independent researcher based in Mumbai. She has completed post graduate diploma in Modern & Contemporary Indian Art & Curatorial Studies from Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai.

Samreen Sajeda is currently pursuing an MA in English Literature from the University of Mumbai. Her poems have been published in Muse India, the Indian Cultural Forum and in the Anthology of Poetry India.

Sanika Dhakephalkar is a Masters graduate in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She is a poet, a painter, and a feminist through and through. She speaks, sings, and loves in several languages.

Santosh Gujar is a practising architect and writer based in Mumbai.

Saumitra is an award-winning Marathi poet. He has published his collection of poems, Ani Tarihi and his second collection of poems, Bowl will be published soon. Saumitra is also known as actor in Marathi and Hindi films.

Shruti Mahajan is a visual artist currently living in Hyderabad. She has studied Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda and Textile Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She was invited for an artist in residency programs by Kunststiftung NRW in Cologne in 2010 and Studio Hoeherweg271 in Düsseldorf in 2012 respectively.

Sukanya Garg is an artist and writer based in New Delhi. She has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University, USA.

Vikki Nanda is a research student at the Department of English, Savitribai Phule Pune University.

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