About the Author
The late Meera Kosambi was a sociologist who retired as Professor and Director, Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She was trained in India, Sweden, and the United States, and specialized in urban studies and women’s studies. Her publications include Gender, Culture and Performance: Marathi Theatre and Cinema before Independence (2015, Routledge); Crossing Thresholds (2007); Women Writing Gender (2012); and Mahatma Gandhi and Prema Kantak (2013). Ram Ramaswamy recently retired from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, where he taught in the School of Physical Sciences since 1986. He is presently a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi. With a sustained interest in the work of Meera Kosambi, and her father D. D. Kosambi, he has, in addition to the present work, edited two collections of D. D. Kosambi’s essays and papers, Adventures into the Unknown: Essays by D. D. Kosambi (2016) and D. D. Kosambi: Selected Works in Mathematics and Statistics (2016). Madhavi Kolhatkar retired as Professor in Sanskrit Dictionary Project, Deccan College, Pune, India. She has a PhD in Sanskrit from Pune University and working knowledge of German, Russian, Tibetan, and Japanese. She has attended seminars and conferences in the United States, Japan, and Romania; and was invited to Japan for a joint project undertaken by China and Japan. She has nine books and more than hundred published articles in English, Sanskrit, and Marathi. Aban Mukherji is a freelance writer and translator. She has a master's degree in History and has co-translated (with Tulsi Vatsal) Karan Gehlo, the first Gujarati novel published in 1866. She has contributed articles to various publications.
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