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India: Text of Declaration by Artists Unite! for Demoracy & against Hate

1 March

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In India’s recent history the politics of hate, division and exclusion has never been so dominant as we find it today, with a poisonous ideology which informs it deeply entrenched into the state and in governance. Never before has hate been directed with such calculated intent against Muslims, Christians, Adivasis, Dalits, women, trans people, people in conflict areas and even children.

The right to life, the right to love, food choices, cultural expression, language and histories are all under assault by this politics, which is at war with the people of India and their diverse cultures. Cultural and social life in India is being torn asunder by a toxic cocktail of propaganda, violence, censorship and distorted histories.

India is a uniquely rich repository of cultures that evolved out of long histories of philosophical, religious, literary, linguistic and artistic encounters. Those who wish to subsume politics into the imperatives of populist regression are attacking all aspects of this culture, which stands firmly in opposition to their idea of a monolithic and exclusionist India. New cultural narratives are being spawned by this ideology of hate, imbued with a sense of victimhood, revenge, aggression, and violence that has manifested itself in many forms, from horrific acts of lynching to the murderous attacks on writers and artists, the violent disruption of cultural events, destruction of educational and cultural institutions and the rewriting of school text-books. The emancipatory and spiritual possibilities of culture are being replaced by a language that relies solely on war cries, propaganda, and the images, metaphors, visions and sounds of supremacy.

The ongoing assault on culture is an attack on democracy. When cultural life is attacked democracy itself is in peril because of the disappearance of a language that articulates our shared spiritual and social lives, shared histories and shared memories. Democracy is not a majoritarian project to identify enemies and enforce uniformity of language, behaviour and culture. Democracy is the celebration of a collective will for peace, of living together with dignity and equality.

As artists and cultural practitioners we are and will continue to resist the politics of hate. We are and will continue to safeguard a culture that speaks of humanity and democracy; a culture that finds its echo in the fundamental rights enshrined in the Indian constitution. We recognize that the populist hate politics of today is riding the wave of disenchantment with democratic, secular political parties that have failed to deliver on the social democratic charter of the constitution. Pernicious inequalities based on class, caste, ethnicity, religion and gender not only pose a moral crisis for the country but they also reflect a political failure. Recent reports suggest that one percent of our population has appropriated 73 per cent of the wealth generated in 2017, a statistic that speaks about the state of poverty and desperation, as well as the nature of development that is being promoted in the country. An agrarian crisis is taking its toll on millions of farmers. Adivasis are being driven out of their forests. Workers lives have become ever more precarious. We are spiralling towards an ecological disaster on the back of an idea of development that has become synonymous with greed and profiteering.

We appeal to democratic, secular political parties to think anew of a politics rooted in economic and social justice; ecological and environmental sustainability; plurality and diversity; decentralization and devolution of power; ethics, love, compassion, tolerance and the rule of law.

As artists and cultural practitioners were-dedicate ourselves at this critical moment to defend a culture that speaks of love, equality and solidarity. We will fight hate with love. We will counter violence with peace. Through our images, speech, words, music and bodies we will resist the cultural destruction of India.

Signature and Convention

As we enter an election year, with strong indications that we will witness the cynical triggering of more violence and the fanning of communal hatred, the need for the broad ‘arts’ community to speak up has become more urgent than ever. To be signed by artists and litterateurs from across the country the declaration is a collective statement of resistance by artists, a commitment to create anti hate work, and an appeal to various democratic and secular political parties to commit to anti hate steps.

The above declaration is also a call for a national convention of artists to be held in Delhi on 2 & 3 March 2019, with simultaneous events in several other cities and towns. The idea behind the convention is to weigh in with a collective voice, and with a creative energy that makes arts and literature a site of resistance to the hate politics that is sweeping the country. The convention will serve the twin purpose of providing an opportunity for artists and litterateurs to become part of a creative, collective process of resistance as well as create resources and forge connections with other resistance movements and collectives.

If you need more information or want to organise an artists protest in your city/town on 2 & 3 March 2019 please send an email to –
artistsunite.signup at gmail.com

Artists Unite supports the #MeToo campaign and is committed to creating and maintaining spaces safe from sexual harassment, assault and intimidation.

To endorse the above declaration do email us – artistsunite.signup at gmail.com

You can endorse as an individual or on behalf of an organization. As an individual please state your name, arts discipline and place of residence. If endorsing as an organization please mention the name of the network or platform.

Signatories

A Mangai : Theatre Activist : Tamil Nadu
Aaradhana Kohli : Filmmaker : Noida
Aastha Gandhi : Dancer & Researcher : Delhi
Aayush Chandrawanshi : Photographer : Raipur
Aban Raza : Artist : Delhi
Abantica Das : Production Designer & Theatre Worker : Mumbai
Abhigya Shukla Akester : Educator & designer : Dharamshala
Achyut Vaze : Playwright : Mumbai
Adil Jussawalla : Writer : Mumbai
Aditi Chowdhury : Writer & Activist : Kolkata
Aditi Mangaldas : Dancer & Choreographer : Delhi
Aditya Kapoor : Filmmaker & Photographer : Delhi
Afrah Shafiq : Visual Artist : Goa
Ajay Noronha : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Ajay Raina : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Ajayan Adat : Film Sound Designer : Thrissur
Ajitha G. S. : Editor : Bangalore
Akanksha Kumari : Dancer : Delhi
Akhil Katyal : Poet & Writer : New Delhi
Akhilesh : Artist : Bhopal
Akshay Sharma : Actor & Musician : Mumbai
Akshaya Mukul : Author : Gurgaon
Ali Javed : Writer : Delhi
Ali Khan : Architechture Student & Artist : Mumbai & Delhi
Alia Sinha : Visual Artist : New Delhi & UK
Alka Saran : Artist & Curator : Gurgaon
Alok Bhalla : Writer : Delhi
Amandeep Sandhu : Writer : Bangalore
Amar Kanwar : Filmmaker : New Delhi
Amarjit Chandan : Poet & Writer : London
Amba Sanyal : Theatre Practitioner : Delhi
Ambarien Alqadar : Filmmaker : Rochester, US
Amit Jain : Filmmaker : Gurgaon
Amit Mahanti : Filmmaker : New Delhi
Amitesh Grover : Theatre Practitioner : New Delhi
Amrita Bhalla : Literature : New Delhi
Amrita Gupta Singh : Art Historian & Writer : Navi Mumbai
Amrita Jha : Artist : Bihar
Amrita Lalljee : Theatre Practitioner : Delhi
Amrita Patil : Filmmaker : New Delhi
Amudhan R. P. : Filmmaker : Chennai
Amy Singh : Poet : Chandigarh
Anahita S : Performing Artist & Educator : Ahmedabad
Anand : Writer : Delhi
Anand Patwardhan : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Ananda Lal : Publisher & Critic : Kolkata
Anannya Tripathyi : Performing Artist : New Delhi
Anhad Films : : Delhi
Ania Loomba : Literature : Delhi
Anil Abraham : Actor & Writer : Bangalore
Anil Deshmukh : Theatre Practitioner : Mumbai
Anirban Datta : Filmmaker : Kolkata
Anita Cherian : Art critic : Delhi
Anita Dube : Artist : Delhi
Anita Khemka : Photographer & Artist : Delhi
Anita R Ratnam : Performer & Curator : Chennai
Anjali Monteiro : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Anjum Rajabali : Screenwriter & teacher : Mumbai
Anmol Vellani : Theatre : Bengaluru
Annapurna Garimella : Art Historian : Delhi
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew : Artist : Bangalore & USA
Anomita Sen : Theatre & Protest performer : Delhi
Anoushka Kurien : Dance : Chennai
Anuja Ghosalkar : Performance maker : Bangalore
Anupam Singh : Artist & Educator : Navi Mumbai & Portland
Anupama Chandra : Film editor : New Delhi
Anuradha Kapur : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
Anuradha Pathak : Artist & Designer : Kolkata
Anuradha Sarin Khurana : Artist : Delhi
Anuradha Upadhyaya : Artist : Vadodara
Anusha Khan : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Anushka Ravishankar : Writer : Chennai
Aparna Lanjewar Bose : Poet & Writer : Hyderabad
Aparna Purohit : Media professional : Mumbai
Aradhana Seth : Production designer : Goa
Aranyani Bhargav : Dance : Bangalore
Archana Hande : Visual Artist : Mumbai
Arijit Mahalanabis : Musician, Poet & Writer : Pune & Kolkata
Arjun Raina : Actor : Gurgaon
Arjun Sajnani : Film director : Bangalore
Arnika Ahldag : Researcher & Artist : Delhi
Arpita Das : Publisher : New Delhi
Arshiya Sethi : Curator : Delhi
Arun Khopkar : Filmmaker & Writer : Mumbai
Arunava Sinha : Literary Translator : Delhi
Arundhati Ghosh : Arts Support : Bangalore
Arundhati Roy : Writer : Delhi
Aruni Kashyap : Writer : Guwahati
Arunkumar H. G. : Artist : Gurgaon
Arunmozhi Sivaprakasam : Filmmaker : Chennai
Arushi Singh : Dance : Los Angeles, USA
Arvind Lodaya : Design Education : Bengaluru
Asad Zaidi : Writer : Gurgaon
Aseng Borang : Dance Practitioner : Delhi, Roing
Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri : Theatre practioner & Academic : Guwahati
Asheesh Pandya : Sound Practitioner : Gurgaon
Ashfaque E. J. : Filmmaker : Delhi
Ashis Kumar Das : Artist & Animator : Mumbai
Ashis Nandy : Writer : Delhi
Ashish Kumar Dey : Artist & Activist : USA
Ashish Kumar Ghosh : Theatre : Delhi
Ashish Mehta : Actor : Pune
Ashish Paliwal : Theatre : Delhi
Ashok Bhowmick : Artist : Delhi
Ashok Lal : Poet & Theatre Person : Delhi
Ashok Maridas : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Ashok Mishra : Theatre : Mumbai
Ashok Sukumaran : Artist : Mumbai
Ashok Tiwari : Theatre Practitioner : Delhi
Ashok Vajpeyi : Poet : Delhi
Ashutosh Kumar : Writer : Delhi
Ashvin Kumar : Filmmaker : Delhi
Ashwini Malik : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Asif Ali Beg : Actor : Mumbai
Asiya Shervani : Educator & Film festival curator : Mumbai & Hyderabad
Askari Naqvi : Dastangoi : Lucknow
Astad Deboo : Dance : Mumbai
Atamjit : Theatre : Mohali
Atul Bhalla : Artist : New Delhi
Atul Dodiya : Artist : Bombay
Atul Gupta : Filmmaker : Dehradun
Atul Kumar : Theatre Practitioner : Mumbai-Kamshet
Aulina Chaudhuri : Musician & Visual Artist : Delhi
Avantika Bahl : Dance : Mumbai
Avijit Mukul Kishore : Filmmaker & Cinematographer : Mumbai
Avtar Singh : Writer : New Delhi
Baaraan Ijlal : Visual Artist : Delhi
Balakrishnan Raghavan : Musician : Chennai
Balan Nambiar : Sculptor & Academician : Bangalore
Baptist Coelho : Artist : Mumbai
Bënil Biswas : Performance : New Delhi
Bhamati Sivapalan : Filmmaker : Delhi
Bharati Jagannathan : Historian : Delhi
Bharati Kapadia : Artist : Mumbai
Bhavani G. S. : Artist : Bangalore
Bijal Vachharajani : Writer : Bangalore
Bina Sarkar Ellias : Curator & Publisher : Mumbai
Bishakha Datta : Writer & Filmmaker : Mumbai
C. F. John : Artist : Bangalore
Centre for Arts and Social Practice : : Navi Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata & Delhi
Chaitanya Sambrani : Art Historian & Curator : Australia
Chaman Lal : Literature & Academic : Delhi
Chanchal Chauhan : Writer : Delhi
Chandita Mukherjee : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Chandrakant Patil : Poet & Critic : Pune
Chandrima Bhattacharyya : Artist : Santiniketan
Charu Maithani : Researcher & Curator : New Delhi
Charul Bharwada : Musician & Researcher : Ahmedabad
Charumathi Sankaran : Independent Journalist & Editor : Mumbai
Chetan Shah : Filmmaker : Chennai
Chitra Arvind : Choreographer : Bangalore
Chitra Palekar : Film & Theatre : Mumbai
Claudio Maffioletti : Arts : Mumbai
Critical Quest : : Delhi
Cyrus Dastur : Writer & Producer (Shamiana) : Mumbai
Cyrus Mistry : Writer : Mumbai
Dadi D. Pudumjee : Puppeteer : Delhi
Dakxin Bajrange : Theatre & Film : Ahmedabad
Daminee Basu : Actor & Trainer : Kolkata
Dana Roy : Theatre : Kolkata
Dattatreya Apte : Visual Artist : Delhi
Dayanita Singh : Artist : Delhi
Deba Ranjan : Filmmaker : Bhubaneswar
Debalina Majumdar : Filmmaker : Kolkata
Debjani Mukherjee : Animation & Researcher : Mumbai
Debnath Basu : Artist : Howrah
Deepa Balsavar : Writer & Illustrator : Mumbai
Deepa Dhanraj : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Deepa Kumaravel : Writer : Chennai
Deepak : Dance : Mumbai
Deepak Peace : Singer & Songwriter : Pune
Deepan Sivaraman : Theatre Director, Scenographer & Academic : Delhi
Deepanshu Mahajan : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
Devaki Khanna : Editor : Gurgaon
Devika : Actor : Chennai
Devika Daulet-Singh : Gallerist : Delhi
Dhiraj Pednekar : Artist : Goa
Dhruv Sangari : Musician : Delhi
Dhruva Mistry : Artist : Vadodara
Dhruvi Acharya : Artist : Mumbai
Dhwani Vij : Theatre : Delhi
Diniz Sanchez : Choreographer & Performer : Kerala / Portugal
Dipali : Theatre practitioner & Student : Delhi
Dipesh Pandya : Artist : U.K.
Divya Dureja : Poet : Delhi
Diya Naidu : Movement & Performance : Bangalore
Dolly Thakore : Theatre & Communication : Mumbai
Dona Mayoora : Poet & Artist : Kerala
Dunu Roy : Environmentalist : Delhi
E.V.Ramakrishnan : Writer : Payyanur, Kerala
Ein Lall : Filmmaker : Delhi
Ekta Mittal : Filmmaker & Curator : Bangalore
Fathima Nizaruddin : Filmmaker : Delhi
Favero Paolo : Academic : Antwerp
Fouzia Dastango : Dastangoi performer : Delhi
Furqan Faridi : Filmmaker : Delhi
G. Arunima : Author : Delhi
G. N. Devy : Writer : Dharwad
Gabriele Dietrich : Writer & Academic : Madurai
Gagan Singh : Artist : Delhi
GallerySKE : Gallery : Bangalore, Delhi
Gargi Raina : Artist : Vadodara
Gargi Sen : Filmmaker & Curator : Delhi
Gauhar Raza : Poet & Filmmaker : Delhi
Gaurav Bedi : Poet : Anandpur Sahib
Gauri D Chakraborty : Filmmaker : Delhi
Gauri Gandhi : Artist : Pune
Gauri Gill : Photographer : Delhi
Gautam Sonti : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Gautham Subramanyam : Filmmaker : Gurgaon
Gayatri Gaia Kodikal : Artist & Filmmaker : Rotterdam & Mumbai
Gayatri Sinha : Art Critic & Curator : Delhi
Gee Imaan Semmalar : Theatre : Bangalore
Geeta Kapur : Art Critic & Curator : Delhi
Geetanjali Shree : Writer : Delhi
Gigi Scaria : Artist : Delhi
Girinath Gopinath : Artist : Kannur
Gitanjali Rao : Animation Filmmaker : Mumbai
Githa Hariharan : Writer : Delhi
Gopa Trivedi : Artist : Delhi
Gopika Chowfla : Designer & Visual Artist : Delhi & Goa
Greeny Francis : Theatre & Dance : Delhi
Gulammohammed Sheikh : Artist : Vadodara
Gurpreet Sidhu : Artist : Delhi
Hans Kaushik : Artist : Chennai
Harikrishna Katragadda : Photographer : Mumbai
Harkat Studios : Arts Organisation : Mumbai
Harleen Bansal : Artist : Mumbai
Hemanti Sarkar : Film editor : Mumbai
Himali Singh Soin : Artist & Writer : Delhi, London
Himani Gupta : Visual Artist & Researcher : Delhi
Hina : Filmmaker : Goa
Ina Kaur : Artist : Delhi & Bangalore
Indrapramit Roy : Visual Artist : Vadodara
Indu Prakash Singh : Writer & Poet : Delhi
Irene Dhar Malik : Film editor : Mumbai
Ishan Tankha : Photographer : New Delhi
Ishrath Humairah : Artist : Coimbatore
Jabeen Merchant : Film editor : Mumbai
Jahangir Asgar Jani : Visual Artist : Mumbai
Jaideep Mehrotra : Artist : Mumbai
Jaishree Misra : Author : London
James Peter : Artist : Madurai
Jashn – e – Qalam : Actors Collective : Mumbai
Jasmine Yadav : Dance : Gurgaon
Javed Sultan : Photographer : Delhi
Jaya Iyer : Theatre Practitioner : Delhi
Jayeti Bhattacharya : Artist : Kolkata
Jazeela Basheer : Installation Artist : Mumbai
Jeroo Mulla : Dance : Mumbai
Jerry Pinto : Writer, Poet & Journalist : Mumbai
Jesal Kapadia : Artist : Mumbai / New York
Jill Mistry : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Jinal Sangoi : Artist & Educator : Mumbai, California
Jitish Kallat : Artist : Mumbai
Johny M. L. : Art Historian : Delhi & Trivandrum
Joshua Sailo : Dance : Aizawl
Josy Joseph : Author : New Delhi
Joyce Gonsalves : Arts Support : Bangalore
Juhi Jha : Theatre Practitioner : Delhi
Jyoti Dogra : Theatre Practitioner : Mumbai
Jyotsna Siddharth : Writer & Actor : Delhi
K. M. Shrimali : Historian & Author : Delhi
K. P. Jayasankar : Filmmaker : Mumbai
K. Satchidanandan : Writer : Delhi
K. Srilata : Poet & Academic : Chennai
Kabir Khan : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Kajla Sarjeet : Filmmaker : Jaipur
Kalpesh Kerkar : Photographer : Mumbai
Kamakshi Saxena : Dancer & Choreographer : Jaipur
Kanji Patel : Writer & Poet : Lunawada, Gujarat
Kapil Vachhar : Designer : Delhi
Karan Mahajan : Writer : New York & New Delhi
Karan Talwar : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Karthika V. K. : Editor : New Delhi
Kasturi Basu : Filmmaker : Kolkata
Kathyayini Dash : Artist : Delhi
Kaushik Narayan Ramanathan : Designer & Academic : Goa
Kausik Mukhopadhyay : Artist : Mumbai
Kaveri Bharath : Ceramic Artist : Chennai
Kavery Nambisan : Writer : Kerala
Keki Daruwalla : Poet & Writer : Delhi
Kesavan : Arts Manager : Thrissur
Khalid Tyabji : Theatre : Delhi
Khirkee Voice : Artist : Delhi
Kiran Rao : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Kirtana Kumar : Actor : Bangalore
Kirtana Thangavelu : Art Historian : Hyderabad
Koel Sen : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Komita Dhanda : Theatre Practitioner : Delhi
Konarak Reddy : Musician : Bangalore
Krishna Devanandan : Arts : Auroville
Krishnapriya C. P. : Artist : Chennai
Kristine Michael : Ceramic Artist : New Delhi
Kriti Pant : Theatre Artist : Delhi
Kriti Sood : Curator & Educator : Delhi
Krittayalax Isa Boonto-Zarifis : Interdisciplinary Artist : Austin Texas
Kuljeet Singh : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
Kumar Mukesh : Writer : Kaithal
Kumar Sahani : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Kunal Kamra : Stand-up Artist : Mumbai
Kush Badhwar : Filmmaker : Navi Mumbai
Lalit Vachani : Filmmaker : Göttingen, Germany
Lalita Ramdas : Activist & Supporter Arts in Education : Alibag
Lalitha Krishna : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Leandre DSouza : Arts : Mumbai
Leena Chethan : Artist : Bangalore
Leena Manimekalai : Filmmaker & Poet : Chennai
Lina Vincent : Curator & Art Historian : Goa
Lokesh Dang : Photographer : Gurgaon
Lokesh Jain : Theatre Practitioner : Delhi
Madan Gopal Singh : Musician : Gurgaon
Madan Meena : Folklore Researcher : Kota
Madhu Bhushan : Writer & Filmmaker : Bangalore
Madhuban Mitra : Artist : Kolkata
Madhuja Mukherjee : Artist & Filmmaker : Kolkata
Madhushree Basu : Dance : Chennai
Madhusudhanan : Artist & Filmmaker : Delhi
Madhusudhanan : Artist : Kerala
Madhvi Subrahmanian : Artist : Mumbai
Maheen Mirza : Cinematographer : Bhopal
Mahesh Dattani : Theatre : Mumbai
Mahesh Elkunchwar : Theatre : Nagpur
Mahesh Rao : Writer : Mysore
Maitri Gopalakrishna : Theatre : Bangalore
Makarand Sathe : Writer : Pune
Malavika V. N. : Film Archivist : Mumbai
Malini Kochupillai : Artist : Delhi
Mallika Sarabhai : Dance : Ahmedabad
Mana Dhanraj Contractor : Musician : Bangalore
Manan Kapoor : Writer : Delhi
Manas Bhattacharya : Artist : Kolkata
Manasee Palshikar Nadi : Writer : Pune
Manasi Pingle : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Mandeep Raikhy : Dance : New Delhi
Mangalesh Dabral : Poet : Delhi
Manishikha Baul : Performing artist : Gurgaon
Manjima Chatterjee : Writer : Noida
Mariam Karim Ahlawat : Writer & Playwright : Delhi
Mario D’Souza : Curator : Delhi & Goa
Masooma Moitra / Artist, Urbanist / Navi Mumbai : Artist & Urbanist : Navi Mumbai
Maya Krishna Rao : Theatre artist : Delhi
Mayank Mansingh Kaul : Writer & Curator : Delhi
Mee.Dha.Pandian : Cultural Activist : Tamilnadu
Meena Kandasamy : Poet & Writer : Chennai
Meena Malhotra : Arts Education : Kolkata
Meena Subramaniam : Artist : Kumily Town, Kerala
Meera Chaudhary : Filmmaker : Delhi
Meera Devidayal : Artist : Mumbai
Meera Menezes : Art writer & Curator : Delhi
Megha Joshi : Artist : Delhi NCR
Meghna Bhardwaj : Dancer : Delhi
Mehneer Sudan : Dance & Performance : Delhi
Mercy Kappen : Eco Art : Bangalore
Michal Glikson : Visual Artist : India & Asutralia
Mithu Sen : Artist : Delhi
Mohammed Valiullah Hashmi : Graphic Designer & Illustrator : Gurgaon
Mohan Kumawat : Documentary filmmaker : Delhi
Mohit Satyanand : Actor : Delhi
Mohnish Tejani : Visual Artist & Poet : Mumbai
Moloyashree Hashmi : Theatre : New Delhi
Monali Meher : Artist : Belgium
Monika Talukdar : Artist : Dehradun
Monikhaa Rajan : Artist : Coimbatore
Moushumi Bhowmik : Singer & Writer : Kolkata
Mridula Garg : Writer : Delhi
Mridula Rao : Dancer : Bangalore
Mukul Haloi : Film maker : Guwahati
Mukul Kesavan : Writer : Delhi
Mukul Mangalik : Writer & Historian : Delhi
Murari Jha : Artist : Greater Noida
Murli Chandora : Artist : Bangalore
Muskaan Singh : Artist : Greater Noida
Mustafa Khanbhai : Digital Media Artist : Delhi
Nachi : Cinema Worker : Chennai
Nalini Malani : Artist : Mumbai
Nalini Taneja : Academic : Gurgaon
Nancy Adajania : Curator & Theorist : Mumbai
Nandini Bhattacharya : Academic : West Bengal
Nandita Das : Film director & Actor : Mumbai
Nandita Krishna : Art writer : Bangalore
Narayani Gupta : Author : Delhi
Naseeruddin Shah : Actor : Mumbai
Natasha Badhwar : Writer : Delhi
Navroze Contractor : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Navsharan Singh : Writer & Artist : Noida
Navtej Singh Johar : Dancer & Choreographer : Delhi
Nayantara Bhatkal : Musician : Mumbai
Neel Chaudhuri : Theatre : Delhi
Neel Sengupta : Theatre : New Delhi
Neela Bhagwat : Musician : Mumbai
Neelima Sharma : Theatre & Film : Gurgaon
Neha Choksi : Artist : Bombay & Los Angeles
Nibha Sikander : Artist : Mumbai
Nicholas Hoffland : Writer & Cook : New Delhi
Nicky Chandam : Photographer & Writer : Delhi
Nikhil Purohit : Artist : Mumbai
Nikita Maheshwary : Dance : Delhi
Nilima Sheikh : Artist : Vadodara
Nimi Ravindran : Writer & Theatre practitioner : Bangalore
Niranjani Iyer : Theatre : Delhi, Dharamshala, Paris
Nirmal Chander : Filmmaker : Delhi
Nirmala Biluka : Artist : Hyderabad
Nisha Abdulla : Theatre practitioner : Bangalore
Nishtha Jain : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Nityan Unnikrishnan : Artist : Delhi
Nityanand Jayaraman : Writer & Activist : Chennai
Noopur Desai : Art Writer & Researcher : Pune
Noor Zaheer : Writer & Theatre Activist : Ghaziabad
Oli Ghosh : Artist & Art Educator : Mumbai
Orijit Sen : Artist : Delhi & Goa
Padmini Chettur : Dance : Chennai
Pandurang B Sagbhor : Dancer & Architect : Delhi, Leh
Pankaj Srivastava : Poet & Writer : Delhi
Pariplab Chakraborty : Filmmaker : Delhi
Paromita Vohra : Filmmaker & Writer : Mumbai
Parul Kiri Roy : Architect & Art Historian : Delhi
Parvathi Nayar : Artist & Writer : Chennai
Parvez Imam : Filmmaker & Artist : Basel & Delhi
Pawan Dhall : Queer Activist & Writer : Kolkata
People Tree : : Delhi & Goa
PHOTOINK : Gallery : Delhi
PM Satheesh : Sound Designer : Mumbai
Poile Sengupta : Writer & Theatre practitioner : Bangalore
Ponni Arasu : Theatre Performer : Chennai
Poorna Swami : Choreographer & Writer : Bangalore
Prabhakar Pachpute : Artist : Pune
Pradeep L Mishra : Artist : Mumbai
Pradip Krishen : Writer : New Delhi
Pragnya Joshi : Cultural Activist : Udaipur
Prajakta : Singer & Activist : Pune
Prajakta Palav : Artist : Mumbai
Prakash Raj : Actor & Director : Bangalore, Hyderabad
Prasad Natarajan : Photographer : Bangalore
Prasanta Ghosh : Artist : Kolkata
Praveen Raj : Scriptwriter : Mumbai
Preethi Athreya : Dance : Chennai
Premjish Achari : Curator & Critic : New Delhi
Pritham K. Chakravarthy : Actor & Academic : Hyderabad
Prithivi M’samy : Architect, Photographer & Visual Designer : Madurai
Priya Sarukkai Chabria : Poet & Translator : Pune
Priya VK Singh : Poet & Blogger : Gurgaon
Priyadarshini Ghosh : Dancer & Choreographer : Kolkata
Priyanka Chhabra : Filmmaker : Delhi & Manali
Probir Gupta : Artist : Delhi
Pulapre Balakrishnan : Academic : Kozhikode
Purabi Bose : Filmmaker & Academic : Mumbai
Purushottam Agrawal : Author & Academic : Delhi
Pushpa Achanta : Writer : Bangalore
Pushpamala N. : Artist : Bangalore
Q : Filmmaker : Goa
R R Srinivasan : Filmmaker : Chennai
R.V. Ramani : Cinematographer & Filmmaker : Chennai
Rabab Zaidi : Visual Artist & Curator : Bangalore
Radhika Menon : Publisher : Chennai
Raghav Kohli : Art curator : Delhi
Rahil Bhardwaj : Actor : Mumbai
Rahman Abbas : Novelist : Mumbai
Rahul Ram : Musician : Delhi
Rahul Roy : Filmmaker : Gurgaon
Rahul Sharma : Art Conservator & Technical Art Historian : Amsterdam
Raj Kumar Mazinder : Artist : Silchar
Raju Sutar : Artist : Pune
Rajyashri Goody : Visual Artist : Pune
Rakesh Sharma : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Ram Rehman : Photographer & Curator : Delhi
Ram Sinam : Designer : Bangalore
Ramchandra PN : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Ramyendu Kumar Das : Artist : Agartala
Ranbir Kaleka : Artist : Mumbai
Ranjana Dave : Dance : Delhi
Rashmi Kaleka : Artist : Noida
Rashmi Sawhney : Film Theorist : Bangalore
Rashmimala : Artist : Vadodara
Ratna Pathak Shah : Actor : Mumbai
Rattanamol Singh Johal : Art Historian : Chandigarh
Ravikumar : Writer & Former Legislator : Tamilnadu
Ravikumar Kashi : Artist : Bangalore
Ravinder Randhawa : Screenwriter & Filmmaker : Mumbai
Raza Haider : Filmmaker & Activist : Delhi
Reemas Marhsem : Theatre : Delhi
Reena Kallat : Artist : Mumbai
Reena Mohan : Filmmaker : Delhi
Renu Ramanath : Theatre Critic & Jouranlist : Thrissur
Rhea Najam : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Richa Jha : Author : Noida
Rihaa Kaur : Writer : Delhi
Rini Tandon : Artist : Vienna
Ritesh R Sharma : Art Historian & Researcher : Chandigarh & Delhi
Ritesh Uttamchandani : Photographer : Mumbai
Ritu Sarin : Filmmaker : Dharamshala
Rongili Biswas : Musician & Writer : Kolkata
Rucha Kulkarni : Visual Artist : Pune & Amsterdam
Ruchi Narain : Writer & Director : Mumbai
Ruchika Negi : Filmmaker : Delhi
Ruchira Gupta : Writer : New York
Saba Dewan : Filmmaker : Gurgaon
Saba Hasan : Artist : Delhi
Saba Rehman / Filmmaker / Delhi : Filmmaker : Delhi
Sabeena Gadihoke : Filmmaker & Academic : New Delhi
Sabitha Satchi : Writer : New Delhi
Sachin Karne : Artist : Vadodara
Sadaf Raza : Arts Manager : Delhi
Sadhana Raddi : Painter : Mumbai
Saeed Akhtar Mirza : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Safina Uberoi : Filmmaker : Delhi
Sahej Rahal : Artist : Mumbai
Sahir Raza : Filmmaker : Mummai
Saif Mahmood : Advocate, Author, Critic & Translator : Delhi
Sajeev Visweswaran : Artist : Delhi & Michigan
Sajna Najam : Choreographer : Kerala
Salik Shah : Writer & Filmmaker : New Delhi
Samara Chopra : Musician : Delhi
Sameera Iyengar : Theatre & Arts Facilitator : Mumbai
Sameera Jain : Film editor & Filmmaker : Delhi
Samina Mishra : Filmmaker : Delhi
Samindranath Majumdar : Artist : Kolkata
Samira Gupta : Scriptwriter : Delhi
Sana Althaf : Actor : Kerala
Sandesh Bhandare : Artist, Photogrpaher & Filmmaker : Pune
Sandhya Bordewekar : Arts Writer & Curator : Vadodara
Sanjay Barnela : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Sanjay Joshi : Film Activist & Publisher : Ghaziabad
Sanjay Kak : Filmmaker : Delhi
Sanjay Maharishi : Filmmaker : Delhi
Sanjay Rajoura : Stand-up Artist : Delhi
Sanjeev Khandekar : Artist : Mumbai
Sanjeev Kumar : Writer : Delhi
Sanjiv Shah : Filmmaker : Ahmedabad
Sanjna Kapoor : Theatre : Mumbai
Sanjukta Wagh : Dancer & Educator : Mumbai
Santanu Mallick : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
Sapna Bhatia : Filmmaker : Noida
Sarada Natarajan : Art Historian : Bangalore
Sarah Naqvi : Artist : Mumbai
Sardar Arshad Khan : Cinematographer : Zurich
Sarita Chouhan : Artist : Mumbai
Satarupa Bhattacharya : Writer & Researcher : Delhi
Sathwik NN : Playwright & Theatre director : London
Satya Rai Nagpaul : Cinematographer : Mumbai
Satyadeep : Journalist : Delhi
Saumya Baijal : Writer & Theatre Practitioner : Gurgaon
Saumya Malviya : Poet : Delhi
Savitri Medhatul : Theatre : Mumbai
Sebanti Ghosh : Writer : Kolkata
Shabari Rao : Performance Artist : Bangalore
Shabnam Hashmi : Social activist : Delhi
Shabnam Virmani : Filmmaker & Singer : Bangalore
Shaheen Ahmed : Filmmaker : Calicut
Shai Heradia : Filmmaker & Curator Film Art : Mumbai
Shaibani Azam : Animator & Academic : Delhi
Shaina Anand : Filmaker & Artist : Mumbai
Shakeel Qureshi : Artist : Delhi
Shakun Doundiyakhed : Social Activist : Bangalore
Shakuntala Kulkarni : Visual Artist : Mumbai
Shalini Advani : Education : Noida
Shama Zaidi : Screenwriter : Mumbai
Shambhavi Bhat : Artist & Arts Manager : Mumbai
Shamik Bag : Writer & Freelance Journalist : Kolkata
Shamsul Islam : Theatre & Film : Gurgaon
Shamya Dasgupta : Author : Bangalore
Shanta Gokhale : Writer : Mumbai
Shanthamani Muddaiah : Visual Artist : Bangalore
Sharan Devkar Shankar : Photographer & Filmmaker : Chennai
Sharmila Samant : Artist : Greater Noida
Sharmistha Saha : Theatre : Mumbai
Shashi Deshpande : Writer : Bangalore
Shashwati Talukdar : Filmmaker : Dehradun
Shaunak Mahbubani : Curator : Delhi
Shayontoni Rhea Ghosh : Writer & Theatre artiste : Hyderabad
Sheba Chhachhi : Artist : Delhi
Sheela Gowda : Artist : Bangalore
Sheetal Gattani : Painter : Mumbai
Sheila Makhijani : Artist : Delhi
Shena Gamat : Actor : Mumbai
Sherna Dastur : Designer & Filmmaker : Delhi
Shilpa Gupta : Artist : Mumbai
Shireen Gandhy : Curator : Mumbai
Shiv Ahuja : Photographer : Gurgaon
Shiva Pathak : Actor & Arts Manager : Bangalore
Shivaji K Panikkar : Art Historian : Delhi
Shohini Ghosh : Filmmaker & Academic : Delhi
Shoma A. Chatterji : Author : Kolkata
Shonali Bose : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Shraddha Borawake : Artist : Pune and Rotterdam
Shruthi Vishwanath : Music : Pune
Shruti : Drama Student : Delhi
Shuddhabrata Sengupta : Artist : Delhi
Shukla Sawant : Artist & Academic : Delhi
Shuktara Lal : Theatre director, Teacher & Drama therapist : Kolkata
Shweta Ghosh : Filmmaker : Pune, UK
Shweta Rai Chamling : Film editor : Mumbai
Siddharth Dasgupta : Poet & Novelist : Pune
Sidharth Sarcar : Architect : Delhi
Simrat Dugal : Artist : Delhi
Sindhu Thirumalaisamy : Artist & Filmmaker : San Diego
Sita Reddy : Writer & Curator : Hyderabad
Sitara Chowfla : Independent Curator : Delhi & London
Smita Urmila Rajmane : Artist : Delhi
Smriti Mehra : Artist : Bangalore
Smriti Nevatia : Film curator & Writer : Mumbai
Snigdha Sheel : Photographer : Delhi
Sohail Akbar : Photographer & Academic : Delhi
Sohail Hashmi : Writer & Filmmaker : Delhi
Somak Ghoshal : Journalist : Bengaluru
Sonali Jha Chatterjee : Theatre : Delhi
Sonia Jabbar : Writer & Filmmaker : Nuxalbari, Delhi
Sonia Rashid : Ceramist : Bhopal
Soumya Thakur : Poet : Chandigarh
Sridala Swami : Poet : Hyderabad
Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi : Writer & Curator : New York, Delhi
Srividya Natarajan : Dancer & Illustrator : Ontario
Stefan Kaye : Musician : Delhi
Steven S George : Theatre practitioner : Delhi
Subasri Krishnan : Filmmaker : Delhi
Subba Ghosh : Artist & Animator : Delhi
Subhendu Dasgupta : Poster art : Kolkata
Subhendu Ghosh : Musician : Delhi
Subodh Kerkar : Artist : Goa
Subodh Lal : Poet : Noida
Subrata Beura : Film Activist : Bhubaneswar
Subrata Das : Publisher : Kolkata
Suchetana Banerjee : Theatre practitioner & Academic : Mumbai
Suchismita Ukil : Editor : Delhi
Sudhanva Deshpande : Theatre & Publishing : Delhi
Sudharak Olwe : Photographer : Mumbai
Sudheer Gupta : Filmmaker : Delhi
Sudhir Patwardhan : Painter : Mumbai
Sukanya Garg : Artist & Writer : Delhi
Sukanya Ghosh : Artist : Kolkata
Sukrita Paul Kumar : Literature : Delhi
Suma Josson : Filmmaker : Pune
Sumedh Rajendran : Artist : Delhi
Sumit Chowdhury : Filmmaker & Activist : Kolkata
Sumona Chakravarty : Artist : Kolkata
Sunanda Bhat : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Sunandini Banerjee : Editor & Designer : Kolkata
Suneet S Puri : Filmmaker & Researcher : Ahmedabad
Sunil Shanbag : Theatre : Mumbai
Sunit Sinha : Filmmaker & Theatre Director : Gurgaon
Sunitha Kumar Emmart : Gallerist : Bangalore
Sunitha M R : Theatre : Bangalore
Supriya Nayak : Dance : Toronto, Delhi
Surabhi Sharma : Filmmaker : Mumbai
Surajit Sarkar : Video Artist & Academician : Delhi
Surendran Nair : Artist : Vadodara
Suresh B. V. : Fine Arts : Hyderabad
Suresh Jayaram : Art Historian : Bangalore
Surjit Nongmeikapam (Bon) : Choreographer : Imphal
Sushama Veerappa : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Sushmita Sen Gupta : Filmmaker : Delhi
Susie Tharu : Author : Hyderabad
Syeda Hameed : Writer & Social activist : Delhi
Sylvia Karpagam : Artist & Doctor : Bangalore
T. M. Krishna : Musician : Chennai
Tajender Sagoo : Artist : UK
Tallur L. N. : Visual Artist : Bengaluru & Seoul
Tanu Shree Singh : Author : Faridabad
Tanuja Rane : Artist & Printmaker : Mumbai
Tanvi Mishra : Curator & Photo Editor : Delhi
Tapan Purkait : Theatre practitioner & Teacher : Kolkata
Taru Dalmia : Musician : Delhi
Tarun Bhartiya : Poet & Imagemaker : Shillong
Teena Gill : Filmmaker : Delhi
Tejal Shah : Artist : Delhi
Tejaswini Niranjana : Writer & Curator : Bangalore / Hong Kong
Tenzing Sonam : Filmmaker : Dharamshala
Thukral and Tagra : Visual Artists : Gurgaon
Titas Dutta : Performer : Mumbai
Tripura Kashyap : Movement Therapist : Delhi
Tulika Aasma : Visual Artist : Vadodara, Hyderabad, Delhi
Tushar Joag : Artist : Greater Noida
Udayan Mukherjee : Writer & Journalist : Mumbai, Nainital
Udit Yadav : Dastango : Delhi
Uma Chakravarti : Filmmaker & Academic : Delhi
Urmimala Sarkar : Dance : Delhi
Usha Desai : Translator : Mumbai
Usha Ramaswamy : Author & Architect : Bangalore
Usha Rao : Filmmaker : Bangalore
Uttam Ghosh : Artist : Mumbai
Uzma Nawchoo : Artist : Delhi
V. Arasu : Academic : Tamilnadu
V. Jeevagiridharan : Musician & Advocate : Chennai
Vaasanthi : Writer & Journalist : Delhi
Vaishali Narkar : Artist : Mumbai
Vani Subramanian : Filmmaker : New Delhi
Varun Aiyer : Music & Performance : India
Varunika Saraf : Artist & Art Historian : Hyderabad
Veer Munshi : Artist : Gurgaon
Venkat Raman Singh Shyam : Artist : Bhopal
Venu Arora : Film maker & Radio Activist : Faridabad
Vibha Galhotra : Artist : Delhi
Vibhuti Kapila : Photographer : Delhi
Vidisha : Artist & Curator : Delhi
Vidya Rao : Musician & Publisher : Delhi
Vidya Shivadas : Curator : Delhi
Vidyun Sabhaney : Artist : Goa
Vijay Padaki : Theatre : Bangalore
Vijay Prashad : Writer & Editor : Delhi
Vijayan Kannampilly : Artist : Cochin
Vijayaraghavan S. : Artist : Hyderabad
Vikram Iyengar : Dancer & Curator : Kolkata
Vinay Mahajan : Musician & Researcher : Ahmedabad
Vinay Shukla : Scriptwriter & Filmmaker : Mumbai
Vinci Kumar : Illustrator : Chennai
Vineet Tiwari : Cultural Activist : Delhi
Vinod Raja : Filmmaker : Bengaluru
Vinod Ranganath : Scriptwriter : Mumbai
Vipul Rikhi : Poet, Novelist & Singer : Goa
Vira Sathidar : Actor : Nagpur
Virkein Dhar : Performer : Delhi
Vishal Kumaraswamy : New Media Artist : Bangalore
Vishnu Nagar : Writer : Delhi
Vivan Sundaram : Artist : Delhi
Vivek Gupta : Art Historian : London
Vivek Kumar : Actor : Mumbai
Vivek Shanbhag : Author : Bangalore
Vivienne L Macadam : Drama teacher & musician : Panchgani
Vrishali Purandare : Visual Artist : Pune
Vyuti Dance Company : : Bangalore
Walter Dsouza : Artist : Goa
Yash Bhandari : Sculptor : Bangalore
Yashaswani Sehrawat : Journalist & Dancer : Delhi
Yolanda de Sousa Kammermeier : Painter & Installation Artist : Goa
Youri Fernandez : Visual Artist : Bayonne, France
Yousuf Saeed : Filmmaker : Delhi
Zui Kumar-Reddy : Artist : Bangalore