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Nayantee Baroowa

Nayantee Baroowa is a post-graduate in Ancient Indian History from Delhi University, and started his career in an editorial role with the Hindustan Times Group in New Delhi. After working for a few years with some other organisations, he studied for a second master’s degree in Medieval Indian History at …

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Meenakshi Madhavan

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan was born in Hyderabad, but grew up in New Delhi, where she currently lives with her partner and their three cats. Formerly a journalist, Madhavan’s first book You Are Here was commissioned in 2007 on the basis of her hugely popular blog Compulsive Confessions, and was the …

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Mallar Chatterjee

Born at Naihati (a suburban town of dist. North 24 Parganas in West Bengal) in a family of academicians, Mallar Chatterjee is a typical small town person. An Economics post-graduate, he has always been an ardent reader of mythological stories, especially the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, right from his childhood. …

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Leila Salikha Chudori

Leila Salikha Chudori (born in Jakarta, 12 December, 1962), known to her readers as Leila S.Chudori, is an Indonesian author who has written short stories since a young age.  After she graduated from Trent University, Canada she published an anthology of short stories, Malam Terakhir (“The Last Night” published by …

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Lopen Karma Phuntsho

Lopen Karma Phuntsho is a thought leader and social worker. He teaches Buddhism and Bhutan Studies in Bhutan and abroad. He finished his full monastic training before he joined Balliol College, Oxford to read Sanskrit and Classical Indian religions and pursue a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies. He has worked as …

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K.E. Priyamvada

K.E. Priyamvada is a writer and editor based in New Delhi. She has a B.A. English (Hons) degree from Lady Shri Ram College New Delhi, and an M.A. and M. Phil in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has over 18 years of work experience as an …

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Janis Jonevs

His novel has been published in many languages, including English. He has also written plays, which have been staged in Riga, he writes also short prose, including for children. Janis Jonevs (1980) is a prose writer. His first novel Jelgava ’94 immediately became a cult book among readers. During the …

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Jahnavi Barua

Jahnavi Barua is a writer based in Bangalore. Her first book, Next Door, a collection of short fiction, was published by Penguin India in 2008 to wide critical acclaim. Her second book, Rebirth, was published in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Commonwealth Book …

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Gabija Grušaitė

Gabija Grušaitė (DOB 26/01/1987) is an author and a curator. She has graduated with a BA degree in Anthropology & Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. Gabija creative pursuit is defined by relentless search of new horizons through travel. In 2009 she has settled in Penang, Malaysia where …

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T C A Raghavan

T C A Raghavan retired from the Indian Foreign Service in December 2015 while Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan (2013-15). He had earlier served as Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan (2003-2007) and High Commissioner to Singapore from 2009 to 2013. During his last posting in New Delhi (2007-09) in the …

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