Stephen Alter is an American author, primarily of non-fiction but also of fiction, who was born and raised in India, where he grew up as the son of missionaries. He is the author of eighteen books of fiction and non-fiction. He was born in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India and much of his writing focuses on the Himalayan region, where he continues to live and work. Among the honors he has received are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the East West Centre in Hawaii, and the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture.
Shubhrata Prakash is a writer, poet, blogger and civil servant. A graduate in Mathematics and post-graduate in Business Management, she has briefly worked in the world of advertising, before joining the Indian Revenue Service. Shubhrata is the author of “The D Word: A Survivor’s Guide to Depression” (Pan Macmillan India, 2016), a book where she uses her own experiences with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), to help people with MDD, and their families, turn their lives around. She is also the author of “Ink On Water”, a collection of poems, which were written over a 20-year period, and published in 2015.
Subroto Bagchi is an Indian entrepreneur and business leader. He is the co-founder of Mindtree and a business author. He has narrated the story of his life in his book, Go Kiss the World, published by Penguin Portfolio. Subroto is also on the Board of White Swan Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that offers knowledge services in the area of mental health.
Sudeep Chakravarti studied at Mayo College, Ajmer, and graduated from St Stephen’s College, Delhi. He began his career in journalism with the Asian Wall Street Journal, and has subsequently worked for Sunday, India Today and Hindustan Times. Currently he is a columnist and consulting editor, and a professional futurist affiliated to the World Future Society.
Sudha Menon is the author of five non-fiction books including Feisty At Fifty, Legacy, Gifted and Devi, Diva or She-Devil. A former journalist, Sudha is founder of writing workshop series Get Writing, Writing With Women and Writing In The Park. Sudha has been a speaker on prestigious platforms such as TEDx, TiECon, CII and at BITS, Pilani and is often invited to speak on women and leadership, gender, diversity and inclusion issues at corporate houses and educational campuses. She was a journalist for 25 years, working with leading publications including The Independent from the Times group, The Hindu and Mint in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal , before turning full-time author in 2010.
Sudha Murty is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation in India and a Trustee of the Infosys Foundation USA. She has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Sudha Murty is a prolific writer in Kannada and English. She is a columnist for English and Kannada dailies with 24 books and 156 titles to her credit – including novels, non-fiction, travelogues, technical books, and memoirs. Her books have been translated into all major Indian languages. She has been honored with awards for her philanthropic and literary efforts. She has also received the Padma Shri Award from the Government of India as well as seven honorary doctorates from universities in India.
Sudha Shah was schooled in Mumbai and thereafter got her degree in economics from Smith College, USA. Married and settled in Mumbai, she has one son. She has spent the last seven years researching and writing this book.
Sugata Bose is an Indian historian and politician who has taught and worked in the United States since the mid-1980s. His fields of study are South Asian and Indian Ocean history. Bose is also the Director of the Netaji Research Bureau in Kolkata, India, a research center and archives devoted to the life and work of Bose’s great uncle, the Indian nationalist, Subhas Chandra Bose. Bose is the author most recently of His Majesty’s Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India’s Struggle against Empire (2011) and A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire (2006).
Suhel Seth is the Founder and Managing Partner of Counselage India, the country’s only strategic brand management and marketing consultancy. Seth is a regular speaker at industry meets as well as a lecturer at various Indian institutes of management. He has written for the Financial Times, the Hindustan Times and The Indian Express on current affairs and the social landscape of India. Seth is also the author of In Your Face, Get to the Top, India’s Finest CEOS and their Mantras of Success and Of Roots and Wings: 50 Years of Indian Airlines. His next book is tentatively titled The Indian Mindset.
Sujata Prasad is a civil servant. Aside from her discursive experience in government, she has co-authored a book on health security, edited a journal on public policy and published research papers on different aspects of gender, public health, economic development and the performing arts. She studied history at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is a student of classical music and dance, has written poetry and has been a part of various theatre groups in Delhi.
Sumana Roy writes from Siliguri, a small town in sub-Himalayan Bengal. Her book, How I Became a Tree, was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award and the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award. Sumana Roy gives a new vision of what it means to be human in the natural world. Increasingly disturbed by the violence, hate, insincerity, greed and selfishness of her kind, the author is drawn to the idea of becoming a tree.
Sunita Kohli is a globally recognized, national award-winning interior designer, furniture manufacturer and architectural restorer since 1971. Her professional portfolio includes several significant public and heritage buildings, hotels and hotel boats, forts, palaces, libraries, museums and select residences in India, Egypt, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. She is the President of K2India, an award-winning architectural and design firm, whose CEO IS Kohelika Kohli. She is a former Chairperson of the School of Planning and Architecture in Bhopal and has lectured and presented papers at several universities in the UK and the USA. Most recently, she co-authored ’The Lucknow Cookbook’ with her mother, Chand Sur. In 1992, she was conferred the Padma Shri by the President of India in New Delhi and presented the Mahila Shiromani Award by Mother Teresa in Kolkata.