Sachidananda Mohanty was formerly Professor and Head, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Orissa and Governing Board Member of Auroville Foundation, administered by the MHRD, Government of India. He is the recipient of several national and international awards including those from the British Council, Charles Wallace, the Salzburg, the Katha and the…

Amar Patnaik is an Indian politician who served as an Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) officer and former principal accountant general (PAG) of Sikkim, Odisha, West Bengal, and Kerala. He graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, a master’s degree in finance and systems…

Bishnu N. Mohapatra is a social theorist and poet, an educator and a commentator on society, politics and culture. He was born in Odisha and spent his early years in its rural hinterland. Bishnu taught politics for more than twenty-five years in University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Azim Premji University. He has held…

Rasheed Kidwai is an Indian journalist, author and political analyst. Kidwai did his graduation from St Stephen’s College, Delhi followed by master’s in mass communication research from University of Leicester where had gone on a fellowship given by British and Commonwealth Office, UK. He is a visiting Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation. He is…

“Sandeep is a passionate educator. He is one of those individuals who have dedicated his life to making the greatest impact on the greatest number of people.” William Nanda Bissell, Chairman of the Board, Fabindia. Sandeep focuses on school transformation with an emphasis on culture as a service. With over 30 years of experience has empowered…

Meera Johri heads the 108 year old publishing house, Rajpal & Sons. She has an experience of over 25 years in the publishing industry. While she keeps alive the legacy of publishing classic literary works at Rajpal & Sons, she is discovering and launching new authors across different genres in Hindi and English. She is…

Rishabh C. Kothari is an entrepreneur by profession and a Heartfulness Meditation Trainer by passion. As CEO of CKC Fragrances (www.ckcfragrances.com), a leading manufacturer of fragrances for industrial applications, his craft is an interesting mix of science and creativity which extends to his interests and personality as well. He is very active in social as…

Priya Kapoor is Editorial Director, Roli Books where she oversees the publishing list and the day to day functioning of the company. She has commissioned and edited bestselling books such as Dongri to Dubai by Hussain Zaidi; Taj Mahal Foxtrot by Naresh Fernandes, Black Warrant by Sunil Gupta and Sunetra Choudhury; The RTI Story by Aruna…

Vikrant Pande has till July 2021 published 12 translations from Marathi bestsellers into English some of them being Ranjit Desai’s Raja Ravi Varma, Shreeman Yogi (Shivaji the Great Maratha) and Radheya (Karna the Great Warrior), NS Inamdar’s Rau, The Love Story of Bajirao-Mastani, Milind Bokil’s Shala amongst others. His translation of Girish Kuber’s Tatayan as…

Aditi Maheshwari Goyal heads the Department of Copyrights and Translation at Vani Prakashan and is the Managing Trustee at Vani Foundation. She teaches Publishing and Editing at the University of Delhi. She is on the advisory panel of Jaipur BookMark. She is the Festival Director of Hindi Mahotsav and Secretariat Manager of Vani Foundation Distinguished…