TAPATI GUHA-THAKURTA was trained as a historian and did her doctoral work in the history of art at the University of Oxford. She is currently a Fellow in History at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. The author of TheMakingof a New 'Indian/ Art:Artists^ Aesthetics and Nationalism in Zfen^a/(Cambridge University Press, 1992), she is now working on the emerging disciplinary practices of archaeology and art history in colonial India.
GULAMMOHAMMED SHEIKH is a painter and writer/who has exhibited and lectured extensively in India and abroad. He taught art history and painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda for three decades. He is co-editor of Paroksa (Coomaraswamy Centenary Seminar Papers, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1984), editor of Contemporary Art in Baroda (Tulika, New Delhi, 1997), and writes on Indian art for leading journals.
AJAY J. SINHA trained in art history at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, and taught there briefly. He did his doctoral work on south Indian temple architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College, USA. His recent writings include the essay 'Envisioning the Seventies and Eighties', in Contemporary Art in Baroda, edited by Gulammohammed Sheikh (Tulika, New Delhi, 1997).
KAJRI JAIN trained in visual communication at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and has worked as a graphic designer in Delhi and Sidney. She is currently completing her doctoral work entitled 'Gods in the Bazaar: the commercial, sacred and libidinal economies of Indian "calendar art'", at the Department of Art History and Theory, University of Sidney, Australia.
ARINDAM DUTTA was trained as an architect at Ahmedabad, and is currently finishing his doctoral work at the School of Architecture, Princeton University, USA.