Dr Rajesh Kumar Singh is an independent Art Historian/specialist in Buddhist
rock-cut monuments of India. His significant contributions are ‘Early Hunnic
Invasions and Abandonment of Buddhist Temples in India. = Ajanta
Mahāpiṭaka I.4’, published by Munshiram Manoharlal, Delhi, ‘Khīṅgīla vs.
Buddhist Caves: A Synchronised Chronology of the Early Alchon Hūṇs, Early
Guptas, Vākāṭakas, Traikūṭakas, and Buddhist Caves (ca. 451-480 CE). =
Ajanta Mahāpiṭaka I.2’, published by Hari Sena Press, Baroda, ‘Ajanta
Paintings: A Compilation of 84 Abridged Narratives’. 2nd ed., published by
Hari Sena Press, Baroda, ‘Ajanta Cave No. 1: Documented According to the
Ajanta Corpus of Dieter Schlingloff = Photographic Compendium of Ajanta
Narrative Paintings’. Vol. 1, published by Hari Sena Press, Baroda, and ‘An
Introduction to the Ajanta Caves: With Examples of Six Caves’ published by
Hari Sena Press, Baroda and in press ‘Ajanta’s Pathways through Turbulence:
Unravelling Śrāvakayāna, Bodhisatvayāna, and Alchon Huns’ (Oxford:
Archaeopress Publishing). There are also many phenomenal research papers
which have been published in International Journals. Besides these research
and publications, as a researcher and professional, he is contributing as an
honorable Member of the ‘International Association of Buddhist Studies,
Switzerland’, ‘British Association of South Asian Studies, London, UK’, ‘Indian
Art History Congress, N. Delhi, India’, ‘Forum of Contemporary Theory, Baroda,
India’, and ‘Indian Archaeological Society, N. Delhi, India’.
Dr. Nishaant Choksi is currently Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar. His research is based in linguistics and anthropology and focuses on Adivasi cultures, languages, and literacy in both eastern and western India. He has published a book, Tribal Literature of Gujarat, documenting the Adivasi languages and literature of Gujarat, and a course guide for the Mundari language of Jharkhand. He has also published peer-reviewed articles on his research on the Santali language and script in journals such as Modern Asian Studies and Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. His new project is on indigenous heritage and repatriation in India and Australia.
Dr. J.A.H. Khatri is a trained Linguist, working in the fields of Media-Semiotics, Culture and Communication, and Applied Linguistics. His doctoral thesis is on the Advertisements of Print Media. He bears experience of teaching various branches of Linguistics, Technical and Business Communication and Cultural Theories for more than 13 years at both national and international institutions.
Amrita Gupta Singh is an art historian, researcher and writer with an interest in art education and management. She is working as Program Director in Mohile Parikh Center, Mumbai. In this capacity, she has conceptualized, curated and organized diverse programs including scholarly lectures, panels, workshops, film screenings, reading circles, public art projects, national/international conferences, lifelong learning for adults and special initiatives for art students and children from public schools and NGOs. Currently, she heads the digital project, V-IDEO: Ideas worth Sharing / www.v-ideo.art, an educational repository of short videos on Indian artists and other members of the Indian art world. Alongside, her art writings for books, journals and periodicals have been published over the last fifteen years. She also taught art history at the Sir J.J. School of Arts and NEHU, was contributing editor for an art magazine, and has received honours for art management and art historical research and writing.
Dr. Moushumi Kandali is a bilingual writer (Assamese and English), art critic-historian and translator. She has published four collections of short stories, two research books on visual art and two books of translation and one text book for SEBA, Assam. Dr. Kandali is an assistant professor at the department of Cultural Studies, Central University, Tezpur, Assam. Double masters in Art History & Aesthetics (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 2001, First class first) and Philosophy (Gauhati University, 1998, First class first with K K Handique Gold Medal). Her doctoral thesis explored the dynamics of identity and art activism in the visual art practices of Assam in the post colonial period.
Sandeep Joshi is a practicing artist and art historian. He holds a master degree in Art History and Aesthetics from M. S. University of Baroda. His area of specialization is the patronage of arts in the erstwhile Baroda State of the Gaekwads. His interests also include the fields of modern, folk, and tribal arts of Gujarat. He has curated art exhibitions, and participated in many group shows, workshops, and seminars.