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Why does the Anglophone Indian want to be a Novelist?

The editorial speculates on the sociological causes for the boom in English fiction writing in India today.
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Two letters responding to the editorial 'The Nation and the Liberal Polemicist' in Phalanx 3 and a reply from the editor.
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How Indian TV Channels Pitched the 2009 elections to their audiences
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M K Raghavendra (Founder-Editor)
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M K Raghavendra is a film scholar and researcher. He has published two academic studies of Indian cinema: Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film (Oxford University Press, 2011). Apart from being a film scholar, he is also an ardent cinephile and the author of 50 Indian Film Classics (Collins, 2009) and Director's Cut: 50 Major Film-makers of the Modern Era (Collins, 2013) His next book The Poltics of Hindi Cinema the New Millennium is being published by Oxford University Press in 2014.
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Hans Varghese Mathews
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Hans Varghese Mathews read philosophy as an undergraduate, studying logic and aesthetics, and then obtained his doctorate in mathematics, studying algebraic topology. He devises mathematical models for a living, and thinks about the nature of visual meaning otherwise.
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Sharadini Rath
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Sharadini Rath, who has a Ph.D. in physics, is presently pursuing research interests in poverty, decentralization and related development issues.
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S A Shivashankar
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S A Shivashankar is on the faculty of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, working mainly on thin film materials and resultant technologies. He has been keenly interested in education at the primary and secondary levels, instruction in the vernacular, popular writing in science and technology, technology policy, and intellectual property law. He has been involved in the training of primary and secondary schools teachers in science and mathematics.
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C R Sridhar
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C R Sridhar is a practicing lawyer with 25 years of experience in law. He has published a number of articles on law, developmental economics and foreign policy. Presently, he contributes articles to EPW.
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S Sridhar
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S Sridhar is a physicist who has worked on dynamical problems in astronomy. He is also interested in narration in its various forms.
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Subashree Krishnaswamy
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Subashree Krishnaswamy is an editor, writer, and translator. She edited the Indian Review of Books, a monthly magazine devoted to reviews of books, for a number of years. She also edited books published under the imprint Manas. Her book, The Babel Guide to South Indian Fiction in Translation (Babel Books, UK), is in the press. She was one of the five winners of the BBC World Service Short Story Competition 2005. She translates into English fiction and poetry written in Tamil. She is also the editor of womenswriting.com, a British Council site that features writings by women from South Asia.
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Usha K R
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Usha K R is a writer and an editor. Her short story 'Sepia Tones' won the Katha Award for Creative Fiction in 1995. Her first novel 'Sojourn' (1998, Manas) was followed by 'The Chosen' (Penguin India, 2003) and 'A Girl and a River' (Penguin India, 2007), which received the 2008 Vodafone-Crossword Award for best novel in English. She is currently editing a management journal.
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Ashis Nandy
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Ashis Nandy began his career as a clinical psychologist and sociologist and, in the last three decades has traveled through some of the most unfamiliar territories of social knowledge, such as future studies, post-development visions, cultural alternatives, and the politics of knowledge. He has also participated in various human rights initiatives. He is one of India’s most influential thinkers.
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Mike H Pandey
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Mike Pandey is a filmmaker and conservationist. He trained at the London Film School and Regent Street Polytechnic in the UK and worked at Universal and MGM studios in the US. After returning to India he worked briefly in the Indian film industry in Bombay before he switched to making documentaries, mainly on wildlife or ecology issues. In 1994, he became the first Asian to win the Green Oscar, for his film The Last Migration. In 2000, his film Shores of Silence — Whale Sharks in India, won the Green Oscar for the second time. The film also led to the ban on the killing of whale sharks on Indian shores.
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Vinod Vyasulu
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Vinod Vyasulu is a developmental economist and started his teaching and research career at the IIM Bangalore. He has taught at the XLRI Jamshedpur and was the RBI Chair Professor of Development at the ISEC Bangalore for over five years. He was briefly the Director of the Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad before starting the Development Research Foundation at TIDE Bangalore in 1995. He has worked with the UNDP, the World Bank and other agencies in a number of developmental projects. At present he heads The Centre for Budget and policy Studies, Bangalore.
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Nivedita Menon
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Nivedita Menon teaches Political Science in Delhi University. She is the author of "Recovering Subversion. Feminist Politics beyond the Law" and has recently edited a volume titled "Sexualities." She has been active in non-partisan citizens' initiatives in Delhi, broadly around democratic rights.
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Makarand R. Paranjape
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Makarand R. Paranjape is Professor and currently Chairperson, Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His recent monographs include The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi, Altered Destinations: Self, Society, and Nation in India, and Another Canon: Indian Texts and Traditions in English. He has also published two novels, Body Offering and The Narrator, a collection of short stories, five volumes of poetry, and an autobiographical travelogue, Acts of Faith: Journeys to Sacred India
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Jihad Touma
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Jihad Touma is a physicist working at the American University of Beirut. While his interest in Physics is very broad and includes the movement of mosquito swarms, he has worked extensively in the field of planetary Physics. He also writes fiction and verse in Arabic and experiments in photography and the video medium.
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