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Anita Anand

Writer & Broadcaster

Anita Anand is a biographer and television and radio presenter working for the BBC. She has fronted ...

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Arthur Dudney

Writer & Historian

Arthur Dudney is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge. His current projec...

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Arundhathi Subramaniam

Writer & Poet

Arundhathi Subramaniam is the award-winning author of eleven books of poetry and prose. Described as...

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Chintan Chandrachud

Writer & Lawyer

Chintan Chandrachud is an Associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, a leading law firm in Lond...

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Christina Lamb

Writer & Journalist

Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a bestselling author. She h...

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Daljit Nagra

Poet

Daljit Nagra has published three collections of poetry. His poem ‘Look We Have Coming to Dover!’...

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Faisal Devji

Writer

Faisal Devji is Reader in Indian History and Fellow of St. Antony's College at the University of Oxf...

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Giles Milton

Writer

Giles Milton is the internationally bestselling author of nine works of narrative history, including...

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Guillermo Rodríguez

Writer & Cultural Activist

Guillermo Rodríguez, an active promoter of Indo-Spanish cultural relations, is the founding directo...

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Helena Kennedy

Helena Kennedy QC has practised at the Bar for 40 years in the field of criminal law and human right...

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Humphrey Hawksley

Writer & Journalist

Humphrey Hawksley, an author and veteran BBC correspondent, writes on the Indo-Pacific. His conflict...

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John Elliott

Writer & Journalist

John Elliott is a former Financial Times journalist, who has been based in India for over 20 years a...

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John Keay

Writer & Historian

John Keay has written numerous books on South Asia, mostly histories. His latest work, The Tartan Tu...

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Jon Wilson

Writer & Historian

Jon Wilson is the author of India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire. He has taught ...

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JP Losty

Writer & Curator

J.P. Losty is the former curator of Indian visual materials at the British Library. He has published...

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Katherine Butler Schofield

Writer & Music Historian

Katherine Butler Schofield is a historian of Indian music based at King’s College London. Through ...

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Kunal Basu

Writer

Kunal Basu is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, which have been widely translated a...

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Lila Azam Zanganeh

Writer

Lila Azam Zanganeh has taught Romance literature and cinema at Harvard University. Her first book, T...

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Malini Roy

Writer & Curator

Malini Roy is Curator of Visual Arts at the British Library, responsible for collections of South As...

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Meera Syal

Writer & Actress

Meera Syal CBE is an actress/writer and co creator/performer of comedies Goodness Gracious Me and Th...

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Michael Buckley

Writer

Michael Buckley is the author of Meltdown in Tibet, a major work of investigative journalism about C...

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Mihir S. Sharma

Writer & Journalist

Mihir S. Sharma was trained as an economist and political scientist in Delhi and Boston. He is the a...

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Mukulika Banerjee

Writer & Academic

Mukulika Banerjee is Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics an...

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Namita Gokhale

Writer, Publisher & Festival Director

Namita Gokhale is a writer, publisher and festival director. She is the author of fourteen works of ...

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Nayanika Mahtani

Writer

Nayanika Mahtani is a copywriter by day and a storyteller by night. Her first children’s novel, Am...

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Nur Sobers Khan

Historian & Curator

Nur Sobers-Khan completed a PhD in Islamic History in 2012 at the Oriental Studies Faculty at the Un...

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Ornit Shani

Writer & Academic

Ornit Shani is the author of Communalism, Caste and Hindu Nationalism: The Violence in Gujarat. Her ...

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Patrick French

Writer, Playwright & Music Historian

Patrick French is a biographer and historian with an interest in imperial and global history. He i...

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Prajwal Parajuly

Writer

Prajwal Parajuly is the author of The Gurkha's Daughter and Land Where I Flee. He is a judge of the ...

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Rachel Dwyer

Writer & Film Historian

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London. Her main res...

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Roy Moxham

Writer & Historian

Roy Moxham is the author of a number of history books, including The Great Hedge of India and Tea: A...

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Samanth Subramanian

Writer & Journalist

amanth Subramanian is the author of two books, including most recently This Divided Island: Stories ...

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Sarvat Hasin

Writer & Editor

Sarvat Hasin was born in London and grew up in Karachi. She studied Politics at Royal Holloway and l...

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Sharad Paul

Writer & Doctor

Sharad Paul, MD, author of The Genetics of Health and Skin, a Biography, is a skin cancer specialist...

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Shashi Tharoor

Writer

Shashi Tharoor is an award-winning author of 16 books of fiction and non-fiction, a politician, and ...

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Shrabani Basu

Writer & Journalist

Shrabani Basu is a journalist and author. Her books include For King and Another Country, Indian Sol...

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Somjit Dasgupta

Musician

Somjit Dasgupta represents the oldest tradıtıonal style of classıcal instrumental musıc ın Ind...

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Somnath Batabyal

Writer & Academic

Somnath Batabyal is the author of The Price You Pay, a political thriller set in present day Delhi. ...

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Stephen Frears

Director

Stephen Frears is renowned as one of Britain’s finest directors and has always embraced a wide var...

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Sunny Singh

Writer

Sunny Singh has published three critically acclaimed novels and a non-fiction book on lives of singl...

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Swapan Dasgupta

Writer & Politician

Swapan Dasgupta is a Delhi-based writer and Member of Parliament. A columnist for Times of India, Te...

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Tahmima Anam

Writer & Anthropologist

Tahmima Anam is an anthropologist and novelist. Her debut novel, A Golden Age, was winner of the Com...

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Tony Ring

Writer

Tony Ring has collected and researched the works of Wodehouse seriously for more than 30 years. He h...

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Vayu Naidu

Writer & Storyteller

Vayu Naidu is a performance storyteller, theatre director and novelist. Her re-tellings transport th...

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Vidya Shah

Writer & Musician

Vidya Shah is a musician and writer. She initially trained in Carnatic music and later received guid...

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William Dalrymple

Writer, Historian & Festival Director

William Dalrymple is a bestselling author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns, From the Holy Mountain, Whit...

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Zareer Masani

Writer, Historian & Broadcaster

Zareer Masani is the author of Macaulay: Britain’s Liberal Imperialist. He has an Oxford history d...

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