Prafulla C. Kar
THEORY NAD PRAXIS : Curriculum, Culture and English Studies
IN TRANSLATION : Reflections, Refractions, Transformations

Prafulla C. Kar is Professor of English at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He was Deputy Director of the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad during 1982-86, and Chair, Department of English at Baroda during 1995-2000. He visited Universities of Chicago, Taxas at Austin, and California at Berkeley under a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship. He was a Fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory at Dartmouth College, USA in 1986. Besides editing several scholarly books, he has published papers on American literature, critical theories and new literatures in English. He is one of the editors of the Journal of Contemporary Thought, Baroda.

M. K. Naik
Indian English Literature 1980-2000 : A Critical Survey

M.K. Naik (b.1926), former Professor and Chairperson of the Department of English at Karnatak University, Dharwad, currently lives in Pune (India)/Melbourne (Australia). Apart from A History of Indian English Literature (1982, currently in its sixth edition), he has also published studies on the 'Big Three' of Indian English fiction: Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan and Raja Rao. He has edited the Perspective Series, which covers all the major forms of Indian English Literature, and Critical Essays on Indian Writing in English (1968). He is the author of five books of light verse under the nom de plume EMKEN. These include Indian Clerihews, Indian Limericks and Beowulf and All That:An Unorthodox History of English Literature in Comic Verse.

Brinda Bose

Brinda Bose studied English at Presidency College Calcutta, and at Oxford before obtaining her Ph.d. from Boston University. She teaches in the Department of English, Hindu College, Delhi University, and researches in postcolonial literature and theory, and gender and cultural studies. Her publications include critical editions of Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (New Delhi: Worldview, 2001) and Conrad's Heart of Darkness (New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2001). She is the co-editor of Interventions: Feminist Dialogues in Third World Women's Literature and Film (New York: Garland, 1997) and editor of Translating Desire: The Politics of Gender and Culture in India (New Delhi: Katha, 2002).

C.D. Narasimhaiah

C.D. Narasimahaiah, educated at the Universities of Mysore and Cambridge, was Professor of English at the University of Mysore from 1950 to 1979. Reckefeller Fellow at Princeton (1949-50) and Fulbright Visiting Lecturer at Yale (1958-59), he was Visiting Professor at several universities, including Leeds (U.K.), Texas (U.S.A.), Queensland and Flinders (Australia). He is currently Director, the Library Criterion Centre for English Studies and Indigenous Arts, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore. Pioneer of American Literature studies in India in the fifties and sixties and of Commonwealth Literature studies in the seventies, Professor Narasimhaiah has authored numerous research articles and edited over a dozen books published, among others, by Macmillan and Oxford University Press. His major book-length studies include The Swan and the Eagle, Jawaharlal Nehru, Raja Rao, Writer's Gandhi, Moving Frontiers of English Studies in India, and Indian Critical Sence : Controversial Essays. Professor Narasimahaiah was elected (Global) Chairman, Association for Commonwealth Literature (1974-77), and President, All India English Teacher's Conference (989). Awarded Padma Bhshan by the Government of India in the year 1990, he ranks among the most sensitive, bold, and distinguished scholar-critics of India.

K. Satchidanandan
INDIAN LITERATURE Positions and Propositions

K.Satchidanandan (b.1946), eminent Malayaam poet and bilingual critic, is currently Secretary of the Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters), New Delhi.He has authored 18 collections of poetry and 16 works of literary and social theory and criticism in Malayalam.His works in English include Summer Rain, How to Go to the Tao Temple (translations of his own poetry), Gestures (anthology of poetry from South Asia,edited), Signatures(anthology of 100 Indian poets,edited),and Under the Wild Skies (anthology of short stories from Malayalam,edited). A pioneer of modern Indian poetry and literary criticism,Professor Satchidanandan has won several awards and honours including Kerala Sathitya Akademi awards for prose and poetry, Shrikant Verma Fellowship for poetry translation (adhya Pradesh), Ulloor award, P. Kunhiraman Nair award, Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad (Calcutta) award for poetry,Oman Cultural Centre award for total literary contribution and Senior Fellowship from the Department of Culture, Government of India. He has represented India in several national and international festivals of poetry and seminars including the Festivals of India in USSR and China,the Paris Biennale and Sarajevo Poetry Days. He has also lectured and read his works in several countries including USA and Sweden.

Sisir Kumar Das
Indian Ode to the West Wind: Studies in Literary Encounters

Sisir Kumar Das, until recently Tagore Professor at the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies in the University of Delhi, is a poet, playwright and literary critic of distinction. He is the author of the two-volume study, A History of Indian Literature; the first volume covering 1800-1910 is subtitled Western Impact: Indian Response (1991), the second covering 1911-1956 on Struggle for Freedom: Triumph and Tragedy (1995(. His other books include the Mad Lover: Essays on Medieval Religious Poerty (1984) and Sahibs and Munshis: A History of the College of Fort William (1976). He has authored many well-known plays in Bengali: Socrateser Jamanbandi, Adim Andhakar, Akbar Birbal, Sinduk and Bagh.

Jasbir Jain
CREATING THEORY : Writers on Writing

Jasbir Jain is a formerly Professor of English, University of Rajsthan, is currently K.K. Birla Fellow of Comparative Literature engaged in research on Contextualizing Modernism: The Novel in India. Published extensively in the discipline of cultural studies, she is the editor of an ongoing series on Writer of the Indian Diaspora.

G.K. Das
Forster's A Passage to India: An Anthology of Recent Criticism.

G.K. Das who retired as Professor of English, University of Delhi, after having served as Vice Chancellor, Utkal University and Director, University of Delhi, South Campus, revisits the territory of Foster studies to edit this anthology. His work on English Romanticism and D.H. Lawrence notwithstanding, Forster has remained a constant ever since his doctoral research at Cambridge was published as E.M. Forster's India.