Chandan Gowda teaches at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. He has translated UR Ananthamurthy’s story, Bara (Oxford Univ Press, 2016). He has recently edited, The Way I See It: A Gauri Lankesh Reader (Navayana and DC Books, forthcoming). A Life in the World, a book of autobiographical interviews he did with UR Ananthamurthy will be published early next year (HarperCollins, 2018). He has also edited Theatres of Democracy: Selected Essays of Shiv Visvanathan (HarperCollins, 2016) and is presently completing a book on the cultural politics of development in old Mysore state. He writes a weekly column on culture and politics in Bangalore Mirror.