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As India continues to stride into 21st century, rapid social, cultural, political and economic changes are being brought about in the country. An important question that arises at this stage is: what kind of future must we build and what legacy should we leave, for our children? The seeds of thinking on this subject must come from the literary minds of the country. Poets, writers, artists and other creative minds should assume a central role in imagining the “India of future” and compliment the effort of policy makers, academics and economists in shaping India into 21st century.

The Taj Roundtable comprises of thinkers, opinion makers, cultural tzars, literary icons and other eminent persons who mentor and guide the Planning Board of the Colloquium in its work for the Colloquium; serve as a stakeholder representative forum drawing from the length and breadth of literary, cultural and art world; and critically review the work of the Colloquium.


Ameena Saiyid

Ameena Saiyid is the managing director of Oxford University Press in Pakistan and the founder of Karachi Literature Festival and Islamabad Literature Festival. She is the holder of the Order of the British Empire in 2005...

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A S Chandhiok

A Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India, A S Chandhiok is a former Additional Solicitor General of India. The World Sikh University, U.K., and the Amity University, Uttar Pradesh have awarded him honorary ...

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Dilip Cherian

Dilip Cherian, who is widely regarded as the ‘Image Guru’ of India, is the co-founder of Perfect Relations, which is South Asia’s largest Image Management and public affairs consultancy group for the last 20 years...

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K. Anis Ahmed

K. Anis Ahmed is a Bangladeshi writer based in Dhaka. He is the author of three works of fiction: The World in My Hands, Good Night, Mr. Kissinger, and Forty Steps...

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Lord Meghnad Desai

Meghnad Desai is Emeritus Professor of Economics at LSE. He has written over 25 books and 200 articles in learned journals and writes a weekly column "Out of My Mind" for the Indian Express...

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M. K. Raina

M.K. Raina is a well-known theatre luminary, who has been working in the field of theatre for the last three and a half decades, innovating, studying, analysing, writing and teaching. He has worked extensively in both...

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Dr. Rohit Jigyasu

Rohit Jigyasu is a conservation architect and risk management professional from India, currently working as UNESCO Chair holswe professor at the Institute for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage at...

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Tarun Katial

At the helm of one of India’s youngest media houses Reliance Broadcast Network, and with impressive stints at Star TV and Sony Entertainment Television, Tarun Katial, is considered to be one of the most successful...

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