Douglas Brooks is a noted Indologist and a leading scholar of Tantra.
Dipesh Chakrabarty is a distinguished historian and is widely known as a postcolonial theorist and as a member of the Subaltern Studies Collective.
Partha Chatterjee is a political theorist with a worldwide reputation as a leader in the Subaltern Studies Collective and for his works on nationalism.
Rahul Peter Das is an Indologist who works on Ayurveda among other things.
Veena Das is a distinguished sociologist and social theorist.
Robert Goldman is a distinguished Sanskritist and is well known for his works on the Ramayana and the Indian epic traditions throughout the world.
Tapati Guhathakurta is a historian of art and has recently made distinguished contributions to art and nationalism.
Michael Meister is a historian of South Asian temple architecture and is noted for his major contributions to South Asian art history.
Barbara Metcalf is a distinguished historian of Islam in South Asia and is a recent President of the Association of Asian Studies.
John Simpson, Executive Vice Chancellor at UCSC, is a distinguished neuropsychologist.
Kapila Vatsyayan, Academic Director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre of the Arts in New Delhi, is recognized worldwide as a great authority on the arts of India.
Joanna Williams is a foremost historian of Indian art.
Sandip Ray, son of the late Satyajit Ray, is one of India's most respected filmmakers in his generation.
Purnima Chaudhuri is a noted exponent of Thumri and Dadra of the Purvi Ang School of Banaras. She is a follower of Siddheswari Devi.
Pandit Mukesh Desai is a follower of Pandit Jasraj and a distinguished Khayal artist.
Kalpana Bardhan writes/translates works on the poor and on women. She is also a well-known photographer.
Zarina Hashmi is a well-known artist and teacher. Her work has recently been showcased in Delhi, London, New York, and Berkeley. She lives in New York.
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