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Besides building on and amplifying the flagship programs by KCC, including Artist to Entrepreneur, Reminiscing Master, and Indigenous Wisdom, KCC’s digital publishing platform—Articulate—also accepts unsolicited submissions from both aspiring and established writers, artists, and performers. We routinely publish essays on art and culture and interviews with practitioners, critics, scholars, and other stakeholders. We also publish reviews of performances, exhibitions, and art books.

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    Abhilash Ningappa

    Dancer, choreographer and teacher Abhilash Ningappa is the founder and the artistic director of Play Practice Artists' Residency in Bangalore, India. A post graduate from SEAD (Salzburg) and a post masters studies fellow of APASS(Belgium) Abhilash is acknowledged internationally for his pedagogic work in embodying critical situation. His residency in Bangalore has been doing exciting work in research-development and training in the field of contemporary dance and movement since its inception.

    Amrit Gangar

    Amrit Gangar is a Mumbai-based author, film theoretician, historian and curator. He has authored and co-authored several publications in English and Gujarati, and has also lectured at several colleges and institutions in India and abroad. To his curatorial credit, are several retrospective programs for the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short & Animation Films (MIFF), as also festivals and gallery shows in Europe and elsewhere.

    Aparna Roy Baliga

    Dr Aparna Roy Baliga is an art historian, translator and curator who is interested in areas of Gender and Sexuality, Indian Aesthetics, Contemporary art practices and design histories. She is presently a faculty member of the Department of Art History and Aesthetics, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She has also authored the book ‘Transcending the Glass Case: The women Artists of early 20th.c Bengal and the Gendered Indigenous modernism’.

    Aranya Bhowmik

    Aranya Bhowmik is a Doctoral Candidate at the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur). An alma mater of Visva Bharati, Bhowmik is also an independent art writer and his articles have been published in various journals and magazines like Searching Lines, Insignia and Art East.

    Arkaprava Bose

    Dr Arkaprava Bose is an art historian, writer and archivist currently working at Emami Art as a researcher. He completed his PhD in Art History from Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.

    Asok Kumar Das

    Dr Asok Kumar Das was the Director, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Jaipur. The thrust areas of his research and publication are Mughal and Rajasthani art and culture, Museology and history on which he has published more than sixty books, portfolios, research papers, popular articles and book reviews in leading Indian and foreign art journals. His monograph on the great Mughal natural history painter, Ustad Mansur was published in 2012.

    Aveek Sen

    Aveek Sen is a curator and writer on art, literature, music and society. He was a senior assistant editor (editorial pages) of The Telegraph, Calcutta, where he wrote extensively on photography. He was a Rhodes Scholar at University College, Oxford, where he studied English literature, before going on to teach English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. He is the winner of the 2009 International Center for Photography Infinity Award for Writing on Photography.

    Avery Banerjee

    Avery Banerjee is a postgraduate in English Literature from Jadavpur University. She completed her bachelor's in English from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata from where she is currently pursuing a PG diploma course. She has experience in teaching and editing. She has also authored a book, Musings of a Candied Soul (traditional publishing by Ukiyoto).

    Boro Baski

    Boro Baski works for the community-based organisation Ghosaldanga Adibasi Seva Sangha in West Bengal. The NGO is supported by the German NGO Freundeskreis Ghosaldanga und Bishnubati. He was the first person from his village to go to college as well as the first to earn a Ph.D. (in social work) at Visva-Bharati. He has authored Santali translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s Vidyasagar-Charit and Raktakarabi (Red Oleanders), published by the Asiatic Society & Sahitya Akademi in 2020.

    Chhatrapati Dutta

    Prof. Chhatrapati Dutta is the Principal of Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata. He studied art at Visva Bharati in Santiniketan, and his practice explores the issues of post-colonial India, such as the rising consumerist culture of a developing nation through the lens of the city of Kolkata.

    Debasish Deb

    Debasish Deb is a cartoon and comic illustrator. He has been a contributor to daily newspapers like 'The Telegraph', 'Anandabazar Patrika', and periodicals like 'Desh', and 'Anandamela'. As a children's illustrator, he mostly works with publications such as N.B.T, Vikas or Orient Blackswan. He also wrote a book titled 'Rang Tulir Satyajit' in 2015, describing Ray's illustrative practices and accomplishments.

    Debayan Chakraborty

    Debayan Chakraborty is an IT professional currently working as an IT administrator at Kolkata Centre for Creativity.

    Dikshit Sinha

    Dikshit Sinha trained as a Social Anthropologist, spent his early years as a research worker at the Asiatic Society and Anthropological Survey of India, Calcutta. He then moved to the department of Social Work, Sriniketan, Visva Bharati. He has published extensively, both in Bengali and in English, on tribes and various aspects of rural reconstruction wok, social, and culture life of the slum, village social life, and impact of panchayat on society and economy of West Bengal etc. His books include Tribal women (ed), Hill Kharias of Purulia, and Rabindranather Palli Punargathan Prayash (Rabindranath's rural reconstruction).

    Enora Lalet

    Enora Lalet is a food visual artist who lives and works in Bordeaux, France. Travelling is a crucial part of her art. Her parents had fallen in love with Indonesia and she followed them there as a young child. She has been to India, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, New York, Berlin, London and so on which is evident in the mixture of cultures and subjects in her displayed pieces of work. After a master degree in Arts and a degree in Anthropology, she exhibited her culinary portraits in Bordeaux (2010), introducing her series 'Cooking Faces'. Food being her favourite material, she has taken part in the making of cookery books for social associations in favour of children and also in gastronomy festivals in France. Currently, she works with Art houses (in New Delhi, 2015 and Java, 2014) where traditional skills, the body and gastronomy intertwine in her artworks.

    Ganesh Devy

    Ganesh Devy is a literary scholar and cultural activist. In 1996 he left his academic position at the M.S. University of Baroda to take up the conservation of threatened languages in India. In 2014 he was awarded Padmashree by the Government of India. At present he is the Chairman of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, a nation-wide study of over 780 languages, being published by Orient Blackswan in a series of 50 volumes.

    Giorgio Agamben

    Giorgio Agamben is an Italian philosopher best known for his work investigating the concepts of the state of exception,form-of-life (borrowed from Ludwig Wittgenstein) and homo sacer. The concept of biopolitics (carried forth from the work of Michel Foucault) informs many of his writings.

    Indrapramit Roy

    Prof. Indrapramit Roy is a faculty member of the Department of Painting, Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), Baroda. He has been teaching painting at his alma mater since 1995 and presently is an Associate Professor and the Dean of Students. He was also awarded the Inlaks Scholarship to study MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, London, which also included a term each at Cite des Arts, Paris and Hochschule der Kunst, Berlin on Erasmus exchange grant.

    Keerat Garcha

    Keerat Garcha is a heritage and art conservator with an inclination towards collection care management in museums and art institutions. She is currently working at Kolkata Institute of Art Conservation, a unit of Anamika Kala Sangam Trust, supported by Tata Trusts Art Conservation Initiative.

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the intersections between politics, story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity.She holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba, and teaches at the Dechinta Centre for Research & Learning in Denendeh.

    Mallika Sarabhai

    Mallika Sarabhai is one of India’s most distinguished choreographers and dancers. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and has been the Honorary Director of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts for the last 40 years. In a career spanning over four decades, she has created and performed classical and contemporary works and produced over 3000 hours of television work on issues pertaining to the environment, women, communal harmony, and violence.

    Nanak Ganguly

    Nanak Ganguly is an independent curator and critic based in Kolkata. He has written extensively for The Statesman, Asian Age, Business and Political Observer, Deccan Chronicle, and others. He was appointed the Commissioner of VIIIth Pan Asia- Pacific Art Biennale by Lalit Kala Akademi in 1997. He has curated shows in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, New Delhi, London, Kolkata, Hyderabad (CCMB) and Mumbai.

    Paula Sengupta

    Dr Paula Sengupta is an artist, academician, curator, researcher and writer who works using diverse mediums and techniques including found objects, hand embroidery, chintz, muslin, woodblock, nakshi kantha and applique. Paula’s repertoire as an artist includes broadsheets, artist’s books, objects, installation-performance work, and community art projects.

    Pinaki De

    Pinaki De is an award-winning graphic illustrator-designer who regularly works for renowned publishers like Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Oxford University Press, Sahitya Academy, Rupa among several others. Also an Associate Professor of Raja Peary Mohan College, Uttarpara, De has designed almost 500 book covers to date. His layout design on Satyajit Ray's archival manuscripts has drawn accolades from all across the globe. He is the winner of Publishing Next prize for the best book cover design in India twice in 2017 and 2019.

    Ratnabali Chatterjee

    Prof. Ratnabali Chatterjee was Professor of History, Department of Islamic History and Culture, Calcutta University, and author of 'From the Karkhana to the Studio: Changing social roles of patron and artist in Bengal'.

    Reena Dewan

    Reena Dewan is the Director of Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC), President of ICOM India & Board member of ICOM INTERCOM. She is also the President of West Bengal Arts Council, WICCI & an Art practitioner. She was instrumental in launching the first ‘Accessibility Program’ in Eastern India, which forms a bridge between people with special abilities and the arts.

    Rituparna Roy

    Dr. Rituparna Roy is an academic and creative writer based in Kolkata. She is the initiator of the Kolkata Partition Museum Project (KPMP) and managing trustee of the KPM Trust, which aims to establish a Partition museum in Kolkata. She has authored Gariahat Junction, published by Kitaab International (Singapore), and holds credit for authorship of South Asian Partition Fiction in English: From Khushwant Singh to Amitav Ghosh (AUP, 2010). She is the co-editor of the ICAS Volume Writing India Anew: Indian English Fiction 2000-2010 (AUP, 2010).

    Samindranath Majumdar

    Prof. Samindranath Majumdar is a faculty member of the Department of Painting, The Indian College of Arts & Draftsmanship, Kolkata. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Visual Arts from Rabindra Bharati University. His works dwell around semi-abstract visual language.

    Sampurna Chakraborty

    Sampurna Chakraborty is an art historian, researcher and writer, working on Institutional History, Art Pedagogy, Archival Methodologies, Spectator Participant Methodology, and Participatory Curatorial Cultures. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. research from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences and is based in Kolkata.

    Sanchayan Ghosh

    Prof. Sanchayan Ghosh is a faculty member of the Department of Painting, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. He received his MFA (1997) and BFA (1995) from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. He has been associated with different pedagogy projects with NSD, FICA and Five Million Incidents of Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata.

    Sangram Mukhopadhyay

    Sangram Mukhopadhyay is an aspiring dancer who has reconciled with his lack of conformity (genre-wise) by exploring movement in different spaces. A movement enthusiast with a love for performance, he is currently involved as a creator and associate artist with multiple collectives based in Kolkata and elsewhere. He derives his source of movement from a 70s club-style, namely Waacking/Whacking, and is curious to understand how to contemporize the movement.

    Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay

    Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay is an eminent Professor of Film Studies at Jadavpur University. He is mainly known for his writings on cultural modernity in India. He is also a known Ritwik Ghatak scholar and author, as well as a commentator on social issues. Prof. Mukhopadhyay has several publications including books.

    Siddharth Sivakumar

    Siddharth Sivakumar is an entrepreneur and art writer, who regularly writes on visual art and culture for print and online publications. Siddharth also heads the Visual Arts and Publishing departments at KCC.

    R. Siva Kumar

    Prof. R. Siva Kumar is an art historian and curator. He has authored over 15 books on modern Indian art and curated numerous exhibitions including Santiniketan: The Making of a Contextual Modernism, the retrospectives K. G. Subramanyan and Benodebehari, and The Last Harvest: Paintings of Rabindranath. He is a professor of Art History at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. In 2018, he was awarded 'Lifetime Achievement Award for Art History and Art Criticism' by the Government of West Bengal.

    Soujit Das

    Prof. Soujit Das is a faculty member of the History of Art Department, Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata. His doctoral thesis explored ideas of Occidentalism in Mughal miniature paintings (1580 - 1658), majorly focusing on different aspects of political Islamism and ethno-centrism.

    Soumik Nandy Majumdar

    Prof. Soumik Nandy Majumdar is a faculty member of the Department of History of Art, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan in the Department, Kala Bhavana (The Institute of Fine Arts & Crafts). Prof. Majumdar has taught as a Visiting Faculty at IIT- Kanpur, in the discipline of Fine Arts, under the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. He completed his BFA and MFA in History of Art from Santiniketan and M.S.University, Baroda respectively.

    Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

    Sreevalsan Thiyyadi is a performing-arts enthusiast and journalist based in Kerala. For over a quarter-century he's been covering national and international cultural events for various media houses in Delhi and Chennai. He writes and contributes to newspapers and websites in both English and Malayalam. Sreevalsan is also an aspiring author who has penned the biography of a Chenda percussionist (2013) and is working towards more such publications.

    Srijani Ghoshal

    Srijani Ghoshal is a dancer, media professional and aspiring art writer currently pursuing a degree in public relations from St.Xavier's College, Kolkata.

    Sunanda K. Sanyal

    Sunanda K. Sanyal is an art historian. He is interested in the politics of representation and identity and contemporary artists from former colonies in global discourses. Sanyal has chaired panels on contemporary artists of colour at various conferences, including the College Art Association, the African Studies Association, the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, and the American Council of South and Southeast Asian Art. He is currently working on a book about South Asian artists in the United States.

    Tara Purnima Douglas

    Tara Douglas is a trained animator and the Founding member of the Adivasi Arts Trust, an organization that promotes awareness of Indian tribal culture, and works with the tribes involving them in digital media projects to make their arts more widely accessible.

    Titas Dutta

    A postgraduate from London International School of Performing Arts, Titas Dutta has been a practicing theatre maker and performer for more than a decade, working for NSD Repertory Company, The Company Theatre, Shapeshift Collective and many more national and international theatre companies. With her interest in the business of art and entrepreneurship, Titas works as the Programmer of Performing Arts at KCC apart from her creative work with women's theatre collective Samuho, in Kolkata.

    Udayan Vajpeyi

    Udayan Vajpeyi is a Hindi poet, essayist, short fiction and script writer. He has published two volumes of poetry, a short story collection, a book of essays and other miscellaneous publications. In his work one finds a simultaneity of past and present; of patterns, rhythms and events swirling together in one vast continuum. Much of his writing is shot through with silence and a brooding sense of loss, making the corpus of his work all at once concrete and strangely illusory, tangible and dreamlike.

    Urmimala Sarkar Munsi

    Urmimala Sarkar Munsi, a faculty member at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, is an anthropologist and a dancer-choreographer. Her current research interests include - dance, gender and embodied vulnerabilities; dance within cultural policies and discourses of nationalism; politics of performance documentation.

    Vandana Alase Hazra

    Vandana Alase Hazra is a senior Bharatanatyam dancer based in Kolkata. Presently, Guest Faculty at the Rabindra Bharati University, Dept. of Dance, she contributes to the fields of Dance, Music and Literature through performing, teaching, translating and critical thinking.

    Yves Bonnefoy

    Yves Bonnefoy was born in Tours, France, in 1923. Poet, critic and professor emeritus of comparative poetics at Collège de France, Paris, he has received several major international awards for his work, including the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca (1995) and the Franz Kakfa Prize (2005).

    Zuleikha Chaudhuri

    Zuleikha Chaudhari is a theatre director and lighting designer based in New Delhi and Mumbai, India. She is also a Visiting Faculty at The Dramatic Art and Design Academy, New Delhi. She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Yuva Puraskar in 2007 and Charles Wallace India Trust Award, 2001/2002.