MOU Sen is a theatre director and the founder of independent theatrical troupes, Frog Experimental Troup and Theatre Workshop. His major works include The Other Shore (1993), Zero File, It’s about AIDS and The Red Herring, etc. He has staged many of his works in international theatre festivals, including the International Theatre Festival in Brussels; Maubeuge International Theatre Festival in France; Granada International Theatre Festival in Spain, etc.
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Kavya Murthy ( b. 1986) has worked at Sarai as a Programme Coordinator, where she has been a part of Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition and the City as Studio programme. She is a student of sociology. She has performed Seen at Secunderabagh, with Zuleikha Chaudhuri and Raqs Media Collective, in Wiener Festwochen, Vienna in 2012, Shanghai in 2013 and New Delhi in 2014.
Ranjani Mazumdar teaches Cinema Studies at the School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her publications focus on urban cultures, popular cinema, gender and the cinematic city. She is the author of Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City (2007) and co-author with Nitin Govil of the forthcoming The Indian Film Industry (2013). She is also the co-author for You Don't Belong: Past and Futures of Indian Cinema.
Kaushik Mukherjee, born and brought up in Kolkata, professionally known as Q is now thirty-eight. An arts graduate from Calcutta University. Worked in, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Directed hundred of commercials, winning various awards on the way. Then, inspired by the independent films of Europe and Japan, retired voluntarily and shifted trade and city. Back in Kolkata, Q started a progressive art house namely OVERDOSE, a production, design and music company. He now produces, writes, shoots and directs films both fiction and non-fiction, strictly conceptually developed by himself.
Min Dongchao received a PhD in Women’s Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. She was a Rockefeller Fellow in the Women’s Studies Program at University of Hawaii in fall, 2003. She is a Prof. of Culture Studies in Shanghai University and the director of the Centre for Gender and Culture Studies in Shanghai University. Her research interests are the areas of globalization and gender, the cross cultural studies and feminist philosophy. She is the author of ‘Traveling Theory within the Context of Globalization, Transnational Feminism and Knowledge Production’,(2009).
Sarat Maharaj was born and educated in South Africa during the Apartheid years. Professor of History & Theory of Art at Goldsmiths, London 1980-2005, where he is now Visiting Research Professor, he is currently Professor of Visual Art & Knowledge Systems, Lund University & the Malmo Art Academies, Sweden.