UDDIPANA GOSWAMI is a poet and writer based in Guwahati, Assam. Her books include a collection of folktales retold Where We Come From, Where We Go: Tales from the Seven Sisters (Tranquebar/Westland 2015); a short story collection No Ghosts in This City (Zubaan 2014); an academic study Conflict and Reconciliation: The Politics of Ethnicity in Assam (Routledge 2014); two poetry collections Green Tin Trunk (Authors Press 2014) and We Called the River Red : Poetry from a Violent Homeland (Author’s Press 2010); and an edited volume, Indira Goswami: Passion and the Pain (Spectrum 2012). email:

SUMANA ROY lives in Siliguri, West Bengal. Her poems, fiction and essays have been published in Guernica, Asian Cha, Pratilipi, Seminar, Biblio, Open Magazine and Himal Southasian, among others. email:

ARUNI KASHYAP is the author of The House With a Thousand Stories (Viking, June 2013). He has also translated and introduced Indira Goswami‘s last work of fiction The Bronze Sword of Thengphakhri Tehsildar for Zubaan Books. He lives and teaches in the National Capital Region, Delhi. email:

DIVYA ADUSUMILLI is from the beautiful city of Visakhapatnam. She has a BA in English Literature from Stella Maris College, a masters degree in International Employment Relations from the LSE. She continues to pursue her art work alongside writing, photography, blogging which she feels helps her express herself limitlessly. Divya is currently based in New Jersey, USA.


AMIT RAHUL BAISHYA completed his PhD from University of Iowa and teaches at Ball State University, Indiana.

ROBIN NGANGOM’s is one of the most well respected poetic voices emanating from Northeast India today. His publications include the poetry collections Words and the Silence (1988), Time’s Crossroads (1994) and The Desire of Roots (2006). He teaches English literature at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

PANKAJ THAPA is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Gangtok. He teaches English at the Sikkim Government College. Among his recent works are the illustrations for Legend of the Lepchas – Folk Tales from Sikkim (Westland 2010).

SIDDHARTHA SARMA is the award-winning author of the novel, The Grasshopper’s Run (Scholastic 2009; Bloomsbury UK 2011) and a travelogue, East of the Sun (Tranquebar 2011).