THE AUTHORS

Photograph by: Abhishek Chatterjee

 

Devapriya Roy has degrees in English Literature and Performance Studies from Presidency College, Calcutta, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she worked towards a PhD on the Natyashastra for a very very long time. She is the author of two popular novels – The Vague Woman’s Handbook (2011) and The Weight Loss Club (2013). Her latest work is Indira, part-YA fiction and part-graphic biography of Indira Gandhi, created along with artist Priya Kuriyan. She writes a bookish column for scroll.in and teaches writing at Ashoka University. Once upon a time, she was the Keo Karpin girl.

Saurav Jha is trained in economics from Presidency College, Calcutta, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His interests include both geoeconomic and geopolitical issues and he contributes regularly on the same to several national and international publications, besides being a commentator on television. He published The Upside Down Book of Nuclear Power (HarperCollins India) in 2010 and his next book, Growth Is Dead! Long Live Growth! (Hachette India) is scheduled for later in 2018.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of ‘Delhi Defence Review‘, an online journal dedicated to the  analysis of security and intelligence issues for both practitioners and enthusiasts.