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Dr. Papia Sengupta (Issue Editor) teaches at the Centre for Political Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is the author of Language as Identity in Colonial India: Policies and Politics (2018) and Critical Sites for Inclusion in India’s Higher Education (2022), both by Palgrave Macmillan. She has published on minorities, linguistic rights, politics of knowledge and education policy in Economic and Political Weekly, Social Change, Geoforum and International Journal of Multilingualism. She was recognized as the Distinguished Teacher of Delhi University in 2009 and the Solidarity Award 2021 for her work promoting multilingualism. She can be reached at papiasg@jnu.ac.in

Dr. Teresa Joseph is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Alphonsa College, Pala, Kerala. She is the author of Mahatma Gandhi and Mass Media: Mediating Conflict and Social Change (2021), published by Routledge.

Smita M Patil teaches at School of Gender and Development Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi

Salini Saha is a PhD. Scholar at the Department of Sociology, Presidency University, Kolkata, India. Concurrently, she is also teaching as a guest faculty at Presidency University. Prior to this, she held the position of Assistant Professor at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, CMR University, Bangalore, India. Her research interest areas include landscape studies, environmental history, anthropology of religion, anthropology of space and gender studies. Her ongoing doctoral thesis focuses on the intersections between nature/culture binaries through an ethnographic study of agrarian landscapes in Bardhaman, West Bengal, India.

Sohini Saha is a PhD Scholar at the Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University. She also teaches in the Department of Sociology, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College and Jadavpur University.

Dr. Sonali Pattnaik is an award-winning feminist poet, scholar, professor and visual artist. She taught in Kirori Mal College, SNDT and Mumbai University. Her recent book on poetry, when the flowers begin to speak, was published by Writers Workshop. Her poems have been published in The Kali project, Through the Looking Glass (2021, 2022). Her poems have appeared in Muse India, FemAsia, The Pine Cone Review, Café Dissensus and The Yugen Quest.

Vipanchika Sahasri Bhagyanagar, PhD Candidate at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, completed her M.A. in Political Science with the top rank at Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her recent review of the book Prison Notes of a Woman Activist (2021) by B. Anuradha was published in the journal, Contemporary Voice of Dalit. Punishment, Violence and Sexuality are her areas of interest.

Jigyasa Sogarwal is a PhD candidate at Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She can be contacted at jigyasa.218@gmail.com

Kidhar P.T. is at present a research student at Darul Huda Islamic University, Malappuram, Kerala. He is a writer and independent research fellow, specializing in areas of Muslim culture, Sufism and Western philosophy. He is also interested in anthropology of religion and Islamic political activism.

A teacher and a researcher, Sambhu Nath Banerjee (Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta) has a great passion for writing, photography and travelling. He writes on diverse topics such as Sister Nivedita, Satyajit Ray and films. His works have featured in Muse India, Borderless Magazine, Briefly Zine and 3Elements.

Sharmista Sen Gupta is a student of English Literature at Kirori Mal College. University of Delhi. Her research papers and poetry have been published in Youth Ki Awaaz and Yugen Quest.

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