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Bhaswati Ghosh (Guest-Editor) writes and translates fiction, non-fiction and poetry. She is the Editor-at-Large at Cafe Dissensus. Her website is:

Subhasri Ghosh is Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Asutosh College, University of Calcutta. Reach her at

Binayak Dutta teaches Modern India in the Department of History, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. His areas of special interest include Partition of India studies, Migration, Displacement and Gender Studies. He has authored three books besides research papers in edited volumes and journals. He is editing an upcoming volume on Partition in northeast India. He may be contacted at

Suranjana Choudhury is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Her areas of interest include Narratives on Partition and Displacement, Women Studies, Travel Writings and Translation Studies. Besides her academic writings, she has also contributed to Humanities UndergroundThe StatesmanCafe Dissensus EverydayColdnoon Travel Poetics, She may be contacted at

Bhumika R is a PhD scholar in North East India Studies Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is working on literary genres and articulations of identities in contemporary Naga literature in English for her doctoral thesis. Her research interests include oral history, print culture in Northeast India, literatures from Northeast India, and literatures of the indigenous people in Karnataka.

Susan Haris holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from St Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Ahmad Zaboor is lecturer in political science, and a freelance journalist in Kashmir. He has got papers published in South Asian politics. He has been a regular contributor to Kashmir ImagesKashmir ReaderMilli Gazette, and Café Dissensus.

Dr. Nitasha Kaul is a Kashmiri novelist, economist, and an associate professor in politics and international relations at the University of Westminster in London. Her publications include the Man Asian Literary Prize shortlisted novel Residue (2014) and the scholarly monograph Imagining Economics Otherwise (2007). See and @NitashaKaul

Anindita Chakrabarty is pursuing her Ph.D. in Social Sciences at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on Undocumented Bangladeshi Migrants in India.

Sahana Ghosh is completing a PhD in Anthropology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her research is on the increasing militarization of the India-Bangladesh border and the everyday realities of regional geopolitics, transnational mobility and economy in these agrarian borderlands in both countries. Her writing has been published in the HimalEconomic and Political Weekly, and Contemporary South Asia among others.

Debjani Sengupta is the author of ‘The Partition of Bengal: Fragile Borders and New Identities’ (CUP, 2016) and is the editor of ‘Mapmaking: Partition Stories From Two Bengals’ (Amaryllis, 2011).

Priyanka Chatterjee is a researcher working on Indian women writers writing crime and violence.

Sana Khan is pursuing her doctoral research in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She has taught at Jamia Millia Islamia University. Apart from research and teaching, good literature, theatre, and music keep her enchanted.

Ekata Bakshi is a PhD student in Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Vidya Bhushan Rawat is a radical humanist, a human rights defender, and a political commentator.

Raza Naeem is a Pakistani writer and translator based in Lahore. A past recipient of a prestigious 2013-2014 Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship at the University of Bradford in the UK, awarded for his interpretive and translation work on the non-fiction of Saadat Hasan Manto, he is presently working on the English translation of Abdullah Hussein’s novel, Qaid, and has recently reviewed Hussein’s last book, Faraib, for The Friday Times.

Sohini Chakraborty is an M.Phil. student at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.

Jayshree Shukla was born and brought up in Delhi and her interest in the city’s heritage drew her towards photography, as also her wish to tell all the stories of her beloved city.

Bhupinder Singh is a blogger at a reader’s words (

John Dayal, 70, is a former newspaper editor, political columnist, occasional documentary film-maker, and civil society activist. He has been Member of the National Integration Council, and Monitoring Committee for Minority Education. He can be contacted at and

Nandini Ghosh is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata. Her research interests include disability studies, gender studies, and sociology of marginalised communities.

Sabiha Farhat is a Delhi- based documentary filmmaker and writer. Over the past twenty years, she has also worked on  non-fiction television programming in India.

Photo-credit: Nitasha Kaul


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