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Drishadwati Bargi (Issue Editor) is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota. She is writing a dissertation on Dalit Religiosity in Literature and Cinema.

Aatika Singh is a Delhi based artist. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her primary research is about the intersections of art history and the anti-Caste movement. Her previous projects were based on gender, mental health, and marginality. She has been working on a series of protest art at the ongoing farmers protest at Tikri Kalan. She finished her law graduation from National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in 2018 after which she was employed with Navayana Publishing briefly. She is passionate about alternative cinema, resistance visuality and rural activism traditions.

Ankita Chatterjee is a Ph.D. researcher at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Her research areas include digital sociology, visual anthropology, new media studies, and cultural studies.

Saumya Mani Tripathi is a PhD Scholar at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU. Her research areas are politics, performance, trauma, and memory in resistance movements. She has presented her works at Belgrade, Shanghai, Venice, Italy, and Ireland. She is currently working on cultures of resistance in Kashmir and is a filmmaker and thespian freelancing with various organizations in India and abroad.

Munna Sannaki is a PhD Research Scholar, Center for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, University of Hyderabad. He is a former president of the ASA and has led the Justice For Rohith Vemula Movement. Email:

Mohammed Salih is PhD scholar at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU, Delhi. His research interest is in the anthropological and sociological enquiries of everyday religion, education, and gender.

Prajwal Gaikwad, MA in History, University of Hyderabad. Former Joint Secretary of ASA (2019-2021). Founder Member of Ambedkar Students Organisation (ASO), FC, Pune.  Email:

Sacaria Joseph is an Assistant Professor of English, at St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He did his graduation from St. Xavier’s, Kolkata, M.A. in English Literature from Pune University, M.Phil. from Jadavpur University, and Doctorate from Viswa-Bharati University, West Bengal. Email:

Moinak Banerjee is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at McGill University. He is broadly interested in studying the role of violence in the politics and the aesthetics of different cultures in the Global South. Email:

Deepti Sreeram is a PhD student at the Sociology and Anthropology department at Ashoka University. She has taught research writing and ELT at Ashoka University, Manipal University, NID Kurukshetra and Anant National University. She also has worked as a journalist and has published in Tehelka and Outlook India.


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