Chandan Gowda is Professor, School of Development, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. He has edited Theatres of Democracy: Selected Essays of Shiv Visvanathan (HarperCollins, 2016). Besides his academic writings, he has translated writings from Kannada into English including Bara, a novella by UR Ananthamurthy (OUP, 2016) and edited The Post Office of Abachooru, a book of short stories of KP Purnachandra Tejasvi (HarperCollins, 2017). He has also directed Sahitya Sahavasa (In the Company of Literature), a series of video lectures of UR Ananthamurthy on Kannada writers which were telecast on Doordarshan in 2014. He writes a weekly column on culture and politics in Bangalore Mirror.