Debashish Banerji is Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of Indian Philosophies and Cultures and Doshi Professor of Asian Art at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. He has curated a number of exhibitions on Indian and Japanese Art and has written extensively on philosophy, art history, culture studies, postcolonialism and posthumanism. He is the author of The Alternate Nation of Abanindranath Tagore (SAGE, 2010) and Seven Quartets of Becoming: A Transformative Yoga Psychology Based on the Diaries of Sri Aurobindo (DKPW, 2012).
Makarand R. Paranjape is Professor of English at Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He served as the inaugural Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair in Indian Studies at the National University of Singapore (2010–11). His recent publications include Making India: Colonialism, National Culture, and the Afterlife of Indian English Authority (2013); Another Canon: Indian Texts and Traditions in English (2010); and Altered Destinations: Self, Society and Nation in India (2009). He is the Principal Investigator of an internationally funded project on “Science and Spirituality in India.”