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

Amba Kulkarni

Prof. Amba Kulkarni, Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla is the founding Head and Professor at the Department of Sanskrit Studies at University of Hyderabad. She hold masters in Mathematics, Computer Science and Sanskrit and Doctorate in Applied Linguistics.  She has been working in the field of Natural Language Processing for more than two decades. She was the core member of the Anusaaraka (Language accessor software) team and is a founding member of the International Sanskrit Computational Symposium.

Gowhar Yaqoob

Gowhar Yaqoob is an independent researcher based in Srinagar, Kashmir. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies from University of Delhi. She was granted ICSSR Fellowship affiliated with Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University during which she worked on the 'Modern History of Kashmir'. Her research interests are Literary and Historical Studies, Translation and Visual Culture. She has presented papers at various conferences.