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.