Renowned Academics, Artists Support K. Satyanarayana, Condemn NIA 'Harassment'

Signatories of the letter include renowned names like professors Noam Chomsky, Barbara Harris-White and Jan Breman; leading writers and poets like K. Satchidanandan, Mridula Garg and Geeta Kapur; and artists like Sudhir Patwardhan and Vivan Sundaram.

New Delhi: A group of more than 700 academics, activists, artists and others have come together to condemn the harassment and arrests of right activists, academics and lawyers in the Elgar Parishad/Bhima Koregaon case. They have expressed their solidarity with Professor K. Satyanarayana, who teaches at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in Hyderabad, and has been summoned for questioning the case by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Signatories of the letter include renowned names like professors Noam Chomsky, Barbara Harris-White, Jan Breman, Susie Tharu, Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar, Prabhat Patnaik, John Harris, Gyan Prakash, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan and Utsa Patnaik; leading writers and poets like K. Satchidanandan, Mridula Garg, Geeta Kapur and Gita Hariharan, artists like Sudhir Patwardhan and Vivan Sundaram.

Satyanarayana is the son-in-law of poet Varavara Rao, who was arrested in the case in 2018. He was questioned earlier too, and has repeatedly held that he has no connection either to the Elgar Parishad event (which the NIA is claiming was used to plan the violence against Dalits at Bhima Koregaon) or the violence itself. He has also stated that investigators used casteist slurs against him, and that he is being made a scapegoat because of his Dalit identity.

Also read: Elgar Parishad Case: NIA Calls Kabir Kala Manch ‘Maoist Front’, Takes Activists into Custody

“We see this attempt to harass K. Satyanarayana and K.V. Kurmanath and the arrest of Kabir Kala Manch activists as all of a piece – as part of the frenzied attempts by an insecure regime to browbeat critical and dissenting voices of scholars, journalists and concerned citizens in order to muzzle all kinds of democratic aspirations. We affirm that we stand with them and will continue to support critical voices like theirs, despite the attempts to scare us into submission,” the statement says.

Read the full text below.


We, the undersigned academics, journalists and concerned citizens strongly condemn the fresh round of harassment and arrests of academics and activists by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is trying to implicate them in the Bhima Koregaon case. After Partho Sarathi Ray, the NIA has now summoned Prof Satyanarayana and senior journalist KV Kurmanath to appear before it on 9 September. And even as these summons were being served, the NIA has also arrested Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor of the Kabir Kala Manch in connection with the same case.

Dr. K. Satyanarayana is Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. He has been instrumental in establishing Dalit Studies as an academic discipline and has a formidable reputation as a scholar and teacher.

Also read: Chained Muse: Notes from Prison by Varavara Rao

In a message to friends, in which he shared this news, Satyanarayana has said that he was directed to “appear before the NIA as a witness under section 160 Cr.PC and also u/s 91 of Cr. PC on 09.09.2020. My co-brother K.V. Kurmanath, a senior journalist, was also summoned to appear at the same time and date”. They have been summoned ostensibly to record their statements but it is evident that it is meant to coerce him and KV Kurmanath to make statements that will implicate their father-in-law, the revolutionary poet, Varavara Rao.

Satyanarayana has categorically stated the last time his flat was raided by Pune police in August 2018, under the pretext of collecting evidence against Varavara Rao, that he was in no way connected to  the Bhima Koregaon case.

In his message to friends, Satyanarayana has underlined that the NIA notice aggravates their family distress at a time when, as it is, Varavara Rao’s health condition is not good and the pandemic is fast spreading in Mumbai. There have been worrying reports about Varavara Rao’s deteriorating health condition in the media.

We see this attempt to harass K. Satyanarayana and K.V. Kurmanath and the arrest of Kabir Kala Manch activists as all of a piece – as part of the frenzied attempts by an insecure regime to browbeat critical and dissenting voices of scholars, journalists and concerned citizens in order to muzzle all kinds of democratic aspirations. We affirm that we stand with them and will continue to support critical voices like theirs, despite the attempts to scare us into submission.

Name Profession/ Affiliation City
Aditya Nigam Academic Delhi
Subhash Gatade New Socialist Initiative Delhi
Shabnam Hashmi Social Activist Delhi
Nivedita Menon Professor, JNU Delhi
Ravi Sundaram CSDS Delhi
Ramesh Dixit Professor (retd) , President , Samvidhan Bachao Desh Bachao Abhiyan Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Dev Desai ANHAD Ahmedabad
Peter R deSouza Retd Professor Goa
Arundhati Ghosh Cultural Practitioner Bangalore
Renu Ambedkar University Delhi Delhi
G. Arunima Professor, JNU New Delhi
Biswajit K. Bora Academic, University of Delhi Delhi
Nupur Mittal Assistant professor, DU New Delhi
Nilza Angmo Assistant Professor Ad hoc Delhi
P. Sanal Mohan Professor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Ayesha Kidwai Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi
R Srivatsan Independent Academic Hyderabad
Svati Joshi Academic Ahmedabad
Uma Bhrugubanda Assistant Professor, EFL UNIVERSITY HYDERABAD
Ravi Vasudevan CSDS Delhi
Prathama Banerjee Professor, CSDS Delhi
Navaneetha Mokkil Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi
Vinil paul Researcher Kottayam
Papori Bora Academic, JNU New Delhi
Saji K S Associate Professor Ernakulam
Shine P S Assistant Professor Ernakulam
Partha Pratim Shil Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom
Simona Sawhney IITD Delhi
Mrudula Devi S Editor Patabhedam Magazine Kottayam
Santhosh kumar K Journalist Thrissur
N.D.Jayaprakash Social Work Delhi
Dr.G. Ushakumari Associate professor Thrissur
Deeptha Achar MS University of Baroda Baroda
Janaki Nair Former Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU Bengaluru
Pradeep Singh New socialist initiative Delhi
Mallarika Sinha Roy CWS, JNU Delhi
Jerry Thomas Private Firm Mumbai
Ravindran Sriramachandran Ashoka University Ned Delhi
Varuni 6 Azim Premji University Bangalore
Devika J Feminist Historian Thiruvananthapuram
Sowmya Dechamma C C UoH Hyderabad
Nikos Marantzidis University of Macedonia Thessaloniki Greece
chithra ks curator vadodara
k p reji artist vadodara
Lakshmi Kutty PhD student, Jawaharlal Nehru University Mumbai
Kumkum Roy Teacher New Delhi
Veena Shatrugna Medical Scientist (Rtd.) Bangalore
Raghunath Menon Academic Hyderabad
Santosh Kumar Dash Associate Professor, Arts and Commerce College, Savli Vadodara
Nathan Writer Mumbai
Maya Pramod Research Scholar, Thrissur
Rammanohar Reddy Journalist Hyderabad
M Madhava Prasad EFL University HYDERABAD
Navas M Guruvayoor Proposal Coordinator Guruvayoor
Johanna Independent Surat
Madhuri Adwani Podcaster and Storyteller Vadodara
Chitra Kannabiran Scientist Hyderabad
Liza Lamar Student Jowai
Apuurva Student Hyderabad
Susie Tharu Professor, Retd Hyderabad
Swathi Muthu K B Student Hyderabad
Meherin Roshanara Mental Health Activist & Writer Hyderabad
Sujatha Banker Bangalore
Sneha Ragavan Researcher New Delhi
Ms. Lekha Narayanan Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Kochi
Ananya Journalist Bangalore
Bhangya Bhukya Professor University of Hyderabad Hyderabad
Virginius Xaxa Former Professor, Delhi University Delhi
Sreeja D Student Hyderabad
Sanmitha Research Scholar, EFLU Hyderabad
Kathyayini Dash PhD candidate Cape Town, South Africa
Apoorv Student Bengaluru
Vishal Ranjan Student Patna
Dr Pramod Bagde Assistant Professor of Philosophy, BHU Varanasi
Sravya content strategist hyderabad
Roni Ravikumar Student Trivandrum
LAJITH V S Assistant Professor Thiruvananthapuram
Akshit Jha Student/The English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad
Nikita Dhanania Student, English and Foreign Languages University Kolkata
M S Haripriya Student Ernakulam
Surya Nandana Student, EFLU Hyderabad Trivandrum
Keerthi Sebastian Research Scholar, EFLU Hyderabad
Sherry Paul Sunny H.R. Mumbai
Anushka Srivastava Student Lucknow
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Sagar Krishna Ed-Tech employee Kayamkulam
Y Srinivas Rao Bharathidasan University Tiruchirapalli
Nandu Parvathy Pradeep Research Student, EFLU Hyderabad
Ananya y Student Bhubaneswar
Anns Maria Rajan Student Kochi
C P Geevan Independent Researcher, Former Senior Environmental Scientist Kochi
Arundhathi K Student Thiruvananthapuram
Mohamed Rameez Physicist, Niels Bohr Institute Copenhagen
Asma Rasheed EFL University Hyderabad
Ahlam Abdul Salam Student Hyderabad
Neville Teaching Fellow Hyderabad
Anjal Lele A concerned citizen Pune
Eldhose K Shaji Student Kochi
Aveepsa Sarkar Student Kolkata
Shrimoyee Das Student Kolkata
Walter Fernandes Researcher Guwahati
Sweta Dutta Student Kolkata
P Madhavan Professor, EFL University (retd) Hyderabad
D Mohan Faculty Hyderabad
Sanchita Sarkar PhD scholar, EFL University Hyderabad
Vindhya Kumar Educationalist Bangalore
Sukanya Bhattacharya Student Kolkata
Jayaditya Student Bangalore
Simran Upadhyaya Student Kolkata
Satish Poduval Teacher EFL University Hyderabad
Aaheli Maitra Student Kolkata
Krishan Kumar Student Hyderabad
Debrupa Student Kolkata
Srijon S. Student Kolkata
Prakash Louis Researcher Varanasi
Sujoy Chakravarthi PhD Research Scholar, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad Hyderabad
Darun Subramanian Research scholar Hyderabad
Madhulica Kallatt Student, The English and Foreign Languages University Mumbai
Kulbhushan Karbandha Student Hyderabad
Charles Citizen Hyderabad
Riya Student Kannur
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Arunima P Kumar Student Kochi
Gaurav Rajkhowa Tezpur University Tezpur
Akhila P. PhD student Visakhapatnam
Sulthana Student Kerala
Debdeepto Mukherjee Student Kolkata
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Ankit Prasad Research Scholar, The English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad
Pritha C Research Scholar Hyderabad
Apratim Chatterjee Student Kolkata
Ashalatha Translator / Language Editor Kochi
Binayak Assistant Professor Udupi
Yugantika Mohapatra Student Hyderabad
Shatabdi Ghosh Student Kolkata
Aparna Nandakumar Providence Women’s College Kozhikode
Chasmi Maria Chacko Assistant Professor, Kristu Jyothi College of Management and Technology Changanacherry, Kottayam, Kerala
Dr Bhabani Shankar Nayak University of Glasgow, UK Glasgow.
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Jinu Elizabeth Assistant Professor, St Dominic’s College, Kanjirapally Kanjirapally, Kottayam, Kerala
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Moinak Biswas Professor, Jadavpur University Kolkata
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Anupama Potluri Faculty, University of Hyderabad Hyderabad
Ashima Jose PhD Scholar, EFLU Hyderabad
Shivaji k panikkar Retired Professor Vadodara
Rajan Kurai Krishnan Ambedkar University Delhi Delhi
Jestin T Varghese Student Cochin
Sara Sub-editor Bangalore
Varna Student Thrissur
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Dr Ketaki Chowkhani Postdoctoral fellow Manipal
Reia Anquet University Lecturer Grenoble
Vivan Sundaram self employes arrtist New Delhi
MICHLIN Monica Professor of Contemporary American Studies, Université Paul-Valery Montpellier 3 Montpellier, France
Anannya PhD scholar Hyderabad
Deepshikha PhD student Hyderabad
Jacqueline Williams Student Manipal
Rashmimala Visual Artist Vadodara
Ria De Dalit Camera Kolkata
Anita Cherian Ambedkar University Delhi Delhi
Ruchi Chaturvedi Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa
BAJRANG BIHAR। Teacher N. Delhi
Chandra sekhar Lecturer. Tadepalligudem
Nirali Artist Vadodara
Shamsul Islam Former faculty University of Delhi NCR
Aparna B Student Hyderabad
Goldy M George Editor New Delhi
AM Student New Delhi
Nathaniel Roberts University of Göttingen Göttingen
Gita Ramaswamy Publisher hyderabad
Mridula Garg Creative free lance writer New Delhi
Roblou Yann Assistant Professor Valenciennes
PORTIER-LE COCQ Professor University of Tours, France Tours, France
Udaya Kumar Professor, JNU New Delhi
Sandeep Bakshi Lecturer, University of Paris Paris
Ravi Prakash J Student Hyderabad
Parul Dave Mukherji School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU New Delhi
Marapatla Raja Chandrahas Student Hyderabad
I sign Indian Writers’ Forum Delhi
K.Laxminarayana Professor, University of Hyderabad Hyderabad
Selvyn Jussy University of Calcutta Kolkata
Collière Christine Enseignant-chercheur université de Bourgogne Dijon
L.Nageswara rao Retired Hyderabad
Rajkumar Hans Teaching and Research Amritsar
Bhavesh R Gohel Assistant Professor Anand
Parvathy P Research scholar, EFLU, Hyderabad Hyderabad
Nadia Yassine-Diab Senior lecturer in English Toulouse
Geeta Kapur Independent Art Writer Delhi
Ajay Mathew Jose Research Candidate, EFLU Hyderabad
Pradip Datta Retired Professor, JNU New Delhi
Vasundhara Rangaswamy Doctor Gujarat
Emil Mathew Student Kottayam
prashant kumar kain Faculty hyderabad
Theertha T N Research Scholar Kannur
Bindhulakshmi Pattadath TISS Mumbai
Aswin menon Student, eflu Hyderabad Hyderabad
Rajeev Chadayammuri Free Lancer Ernakulam
Joby Joseph Associate Professor, UoH Hyderabad
ameet parameswaran Assistant Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi
Annie Siby Student Delhi
Aravinda Potluri Software engineer Hyderabad
Prajit K. Basu Retired Teacher Hyderabad
Pratima Senior Manager, IT MNC Mumbai
Aastha Chauhan Artist Bangalore/ Delhi
Sayan Chaudhuri PhD Scholar/JNU Delhi
Indu Kunari Research Scholar Delhi
Jayaseelan Raj Centre for Development Studies Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Abhinaya Sridhar Student Mumbai
Jean-Yves TIZOT University Lecturer Grenoble (France)
Koonal Duggal University of Edinburgh New Delhi
Vineeta Bal Scientist Pune
Dinesh M Publisher Bengaluru
Anand Hari Student Kozhikode
Manohar Reddy NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad
Zinka Raveendra Babu Assistant professor Kadapa
K Srilata IIT Madras Chennai
Tirtha Pratim Deb Research scholar, EFLU-Hyderabad Hyderabad
Prasad J K Independent Vadodara
zinka Raveendra Babu Scholar Kadapa
Ramya Dronamraju Student Hyderabad
Jugal Ramnani Student Delhi
Jagdeep Chhokar Former Professor and Dean, IIM Ahmedabd New Delhi
Abhivyakti Student Mumbai
Lena Joseph Research Scholar, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyd Hyderabad
Amlan Asutosh Student Lucknow
Aran Bharatiya Instructional Designer Hyderabad
Alias Ali Assistant professor Kadapa
Mohammad Sambhaavnaa Institute Palampur hp
Manjula NGO Hyderabad
Indira Chandrasekhar Publisher, Tulika Books New Delhi
Arun Remesh EFLU Hyderabad Hyderabad
Jayasree Subramanian Academician Hyderabad
Amita joseph Advocate Delhi
Padmaja Shaw Rtd Professor, Osmania University Hyderabad
Jacob Copeman Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
Christiane Migette Université Sorbonne-Paris Nord (Paris 13) 93340 Villetaneuse
Divya Kalavala The English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad
Pallavi Artist Delhi
Jasveen Jairath Concerned Citizens Hyderabad
Praveena Kodoth Teaching Thiruvananthapuram
Tanika Sarkar Retired professor Delhi
Sumit Sarkar Retired professor Delhi
Chitrabhanu Chaudhuri INSPIRE Faculty,  IISER Pune Pune
Elizabeth Cherian Research Scholar/EFLU Hyderabad
Rama melkote Teaching. Prof (retd). Osmania University Hyderabad;Telangana
M A Shakeel Advocate Hyderabad
K P Fabian Ambassador(Retd.) Delhi
Emily Dutta Student Kolkata
Meera Sanghamitra National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) Hyderabad
Kavita Singh Professor JNU New Delhi
Shaina Anand Artist Mumbai
Krishna V Research Scholar, The English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad
Aloysius Professional Tirupur
Rupa Viswanath Professor, University of Göttingen Germany
Sandhya Srinivasan Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Mumbai
Anita Rego Independent consultant Hyderabad
Dhruv Public Health Professional Nashik
Venna Abhilash Ph. D research scholar, CHS/JNU New Delhi.
Kamalakar Counselor & Freelance Hyderabad
Navdeep Mathur Faculty, IIM Ahmedabad
Sudhir Patwardhan Artist Thane
Zeeshan Husain CSSSC Kolkata
Zoya Hasan Professor Emerita, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi
Shubhangi Bhatnagar Alumna of EFLU, Hyderabad Jaipur
Rakhi Sehgal Labour Researcher & Activist New Delhi
K.Lalita Independent Scholar Hyderabad
Iliyas Teacher mehsana
Nicole Thiara Co-Director of the Postcolonial Studies Centre, Nottingham Trent University Nottingham, UK
Paresh Hate Migrant Solidarity Network – India New Delhi
Dr Jenni Ramone Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University Nottingham
Antonella Braida Université de Lorraine Nancy
Mamatha Karollil Academic New Delhi
Hugo Gorringe Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
Sipra Mukherjee West Bengal State University Kolkata
Jacob Tharu Retd Profesor , EFLU Hyderabad
Jyotirmaya Sharma Professor Goettingen
Alpa Shah Associate Professor, London School of Economics London
Prabhat Patnaik Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi
A P Josy Advocate Raipur
Vijay Ivan Student Alappuzha
Ashalatha S MAKAAM Hyderabad
Professor Meena Dhanda Professor of Philosophy & Cultural Politics, University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton, UK
Mamta Sagar Poet & Translator Bengaluru
Dr George Kunnath Research Associate Oxford
Sajaya K Independent Journalist Hyderabad
Arun Teaching Fellow-Ashoka University Delhi
Sudha Padmaja Francis Independent researcher, filmmaker Kochi
Abinash Rai Student Kalimpong
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Debjani Sengupta Associate Professor, IP College, DU Delhi
Vikas Rawal Professor, JNU New Delhi
Abinash Rai Student Kalimpong
Nikhila Student Kottakak
Prof.Mohan Rao Former professor at the Centre of Social Medicine  and Community Healt, JNU Bangalore
VANGURI KRANTHI KUMAR Research Scholar Hyderabad
Jens Lerche Associate Professor, SOAS University of London London
Mydhily Research scholar Hyderabad
Samantak Das Jadavpur University Kolkata
Sujata Madhok Journalism New Delhi
Ajoy Kumar Karnati Teaching New Delhi
Professor Sushil Khanna Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Kolkata
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Kaneez Fathima Activist/Hyderabad Muslim Women’s Forum Hyderabad
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Sam George K Student Mananthavadi
Md. Samzir Ahmed Senior Lecturer, Uttara University Dhaka
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Abhilasha Kumari Retired Academic Noida
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Dipak Phd Scholar Hyderabad
Dr. Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy Poet & Writer Bengaluru
Dr Subir Sinha SOAS London
Gayatri Singh Senior Advocate Bombay High Court Mumbai
Farhat Hasan Teacher New Delhi
Bishnupriya Dutt Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi
Shweta Azad Freelance Researcher Delhi
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Nicolas Jaoul Anthropologist, IRIS- CEIAS Paris
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Asmita Student Kolkata
H.Vageeshan Assistant Professor Hydearabad
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MT Ansari Professor, University of Hyderabad Hyderabad
Sumit Filmmaker,  writer. Kolkata
Deepti Dalit women collective Warangal
Maya Rao Theatre artist Delhi
Sandhya D Assistant Professor New Delhi
Shamuel Tharu JNU Hyderabad
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Feyzi Ismail Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London London
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Sandip K Luis Researcher New Delhi
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Nitya Rao Professor UEA Norwich
Supriya Chaudhuri Emeritus Professor,  Jadavpur University Kolkata
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Atul A Media Practitioner New Delhi
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Saroj kumar Research scholar New Delhi
Sanchita JNU Delhi
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S Anand Navayana Delhi
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John Harriss Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University Vancouver
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Kevin George Existentialist Kottayam
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Shabana M Research Scholar Malappuram
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Jayan K Cherian Filmmaker New York
Sarada Natarajan Art Historian Bengaluru
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Sharanya Cultural activist Rangmatipadar, Koraput, Odisha
Alia Somani Sheridan College Toronto
Moses Bollam Pastor New York & Hyderabad
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Padma B Physician Boston
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Bindu K C AUD Delhi
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Asim Siddiqui Azim Premji University Bengaluru
Abha Sur Lecturer, MIT, Cambridge, MA Cambridge
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Navya P K Editor Kannur
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