Chandan Gowda, Deepa Ganesh and N Manu Chakravarthy with Indira Chandrasekhar
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.
Deepa Ganesh works as Deputy Editor at The Hindu, Bangalore. A student of literature and the arts, Deepa has been closely involved in translation work. Her book on the doyen of Hindustani music Gangubai Hangal, “A Life in Three Octaves” has been published by Three Essays. Her translation of U.R. Ananthamurthy’s short stories won the Sahitya Academy prize. She has served as the editor of the Sahitya Academy journal Aniketana since 2014. Her translation of Gubbi Veeranna’s memoir — the harbinger of company drama in Karnataka — Art is Life, was released earlier this year. She has translated nearly 25 books for Tulika, a children’s publication.
Dr. Indira Chandrasekhar is a scientist, a writer, a literary curator and the founder and principal editor of Out of Print, one of the primary platforms for short fiction bearing a connection to the Indian subcontinent. An anthology marking ten years of the magazine is being published by Context.
Indira is curator of Literature at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Mumbai and Mentor-Editor at G5A’s art and literary magazine, imprint.
As a fiction writer, she focuses on the short form, drawing deeply on her scientific experience working with the complex subtleties of biological macromolecules. Her fiction has appeared in anthologies and literary journals across the world, and a collection of her short stories, Polymorphism, was published by HarperCollins.
N Manu Chakravarthy is a Professor of English and headed the department of English at NMKRV College, Bangalore. He’s a winner of the SWARNA KAMAL, the PRESIDENT’S GOLD MEDAL for film criticism, and the KARNATAKA SAHITYA ACADEMY AWARD for his book on cultural criticism. He has authored 14 books in Kannada and English on Cinema and Cultural Theory and has also edited the UR Ananthamurthy Omnibus and his book of essays, Rujuvathu, among his other works.