Mahasweta Devi (1926 2016) was a writer and social activist. She is the author of numerous plays, essays, novels, and short stories. Shamya Dasgupta is a sports journalist and senior editor at Wisden India. He is the author of two books, Bhiwani Junction: The Untold Story of Boxing in India and Cricket Changed My Life: Stories of Hope and Despair from the IPL and Elsewhere. He lives in Bangalore, India.