Dr. Manjil Hazarika is an eminent archaeologist and currently Assistant Professor and Head (i/c), Department of Archaeology, Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam. His doctoral thesis is on “Austroasiatic and Tibeto-Burman Linguistic Dispersals in Northeast India: An Archaeological Perspective” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. George van Driem of the Himalayan Languages Project of Bern University, Switzerland. Dr. Hazarika is also co-editor of ‘50 Years After Daojali-Hading: Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India – Essays in Honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma’ , New Delhi: Research India Press. ‘Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita’ , New Delhi: Oxford University Press in 2017 is his significant contribution on archaeology of North East India and co-author of books.
Phanindra Talukdar is a practicing art historian, researcher and independent curator. He did his BVA and MVA in Art History and Aesthetics, from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda. He is contributing as managing editor of Abhidha, a journal of Art, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, (published by Pragjyotish Centre for Cultural Research, PCCR). His research areas include the fields of modern to postmodern art, folk, and tribal arts of North East India, sculpture and cultural heritage of North East India and Indian aesthetics. He has curated art exhibitions, participated in many workshops, seminars and published papers and conducted research projects. He is the founder of PCCR.
Kushal Dutta is an eminent Indian poet, journalist and editor writing in the Assamese language. He has five collections of poems and three other non-fictions. He has also edited a number of literary, cultural, GK, cine magazines, souvenirs and books including Ajit Barua Kabita Samagra (The complete poems of Ajit Barua, 2015) and recipient of many prestigious awards. His few poems have been translated into all major Indian regional languages including English and also translated into some major languages of the world. Recently, his poems have been selected for MA Syllabus of Hindi, Cotton University and MA Syllabus of Assamese, North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous, under Dibrugarh University. By profession Kushal is a journalist working with Dainik Asam, an Assamese daily from Guwahati. He is also a founder member of PCCR.