Dr. H.M. Nimmi Nalika Menike is a fellow at IIAS, Shimla. She obtained her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University. With a keen engagement in continental philosophy and literature, her research works focus on the question of community, identity and violence.
Prof. Mundoli Narayanan teaches at the University of Calicut, in the Department of English, School of Languages. He has a PhD from the University of Exeter, UK, and previously he has also taught at the University of Sharjah and Miyazaki International University, Japan. Prof. Narayanan’s major areas of research are Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Theatre & Performance Studies, and traditional Indian Theatre.
Dr. Sutapa Dutta is a Fellow at IIAS, Shimla, and teaches English at Gargi College, University of Delhi. She has done her M.A., M. Phil and Ph. D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research interests and publications are focused on eighteenth-century writings andissues related toculture, identity and representation. Her works cover Missionary writings,especiallylanguage and literature in colonial Bengal.
Charisma K. Lepcha is currently a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Sikkim University. She received her PhD from Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
Her interests include indigeneity, ethnicity, identity, religion, visual anthropology and material culture.
Rama Shanker Singh obtained his Masters in Ancient History of India and completed his D. Phil on Community Rights of subaltern castes in early India from Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, a constituent Institute of University of Allahabad. His work mainly focuses on claims of Dalits over rivers and forests in pre modern India. It critically examines the history of claims of communities of over natural resources, the making of communities and their everyday resistance with the state.
Manisha Choudhary teaches at Department of History, University of Delhi as an Assistant Professor in the History of Medieval India and specializes in History of Rajasthan. She has acquired her Degree of Bachelors from Miranda House (University of Delhi) and pursued M. Phil and Ph. D Degrees from University of Delhi. She has working knowledge of Urdu and Persian. The various aspects of Banjara community and their contributions in medieval history have been explored extensively in her M.
Sanghamitra Sadhu is Assistant Professor of English at Cotton University, Guwahati, India. She was a Visiting Research Scholar at the India Institute, King’s College, London in 2015. She obtained her PhD from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India for her research on the practice of life-writing in India in the early twentieth century with critical and shifting focus on the nation that has witnessed crucial phases of transition in Indian history.