Statement Against State Repression of Culture Workers
In Solidarity With Rahul Roy, Saba Dewan, Kabir Kala Manch, And Art Students Facing Harassment And False Charges By the State.

The Culture Workers’ Support Trust (CWST) condemns the harassment of members of the creative community. Statement Against State Repression of Culture Workers : In Solidarity With Rahul Roy, Saba Dewan, Kabir Kala Manch, And Art Students Facing Harassment And False Charges By the State who are being targeted for exercising their democratic right to raise their voice against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, the National Register of Citizens, the National Population Register and state-sponsored brutality during the anti-CAA protests.

The recent naming of documentary filmmaker Rahul Roy in the supplementary charge sheet as a co-conspirator in the Delhi riots (as reported by the press), the summoning of Saba Dewan for questioning and the harassment being meted out to young art students whose only ‘crime’ seems to have been to paint murals and make posters to question contentious laws, are highly objectionable.

It is the democratic right of all to protest without fear of being targeted for one’s dissent. It is unacceptable that dissenting artists, academicians, activists, journalists and others are being harassed with digressive investigations, and arrested based on fabricated and forced confessions. This is a clear attempt to create a culture of fear and is a direct attack on the right to critical speech and expression. The continued persecution of culture workers associated with Ambedkarite movements, such as Kabir Kala Manch, also points towards this attempt to quell voices of resistance who speak truth to power through art and activism. 

Unleashing a witch-hunt against creative communities, activists, students and relief workers by alleging a “riots conspiracy” reveals the machination of people in positions of power to conceal the true identity of conspirators who, through their incendiary speech acts, triggered the worst communal riots the city of Delhi has seen in decades. Not only is the Delhi Police cynically using this event to target dissenting voices, it is also denying justice to those who have suffered and died during the riots.  

Along with the undersigned members of the artistic community, CWST stands in solidarity with all victims of communal violence and those culture workers who are being persecuted for seeking a just and equitable society.

Regards,

CWST Team

Annapurna Garimella, Art Historian
Lokesh Khodke, Artist
Shefalee Jain, Artist and Academic
Shukla Sawant, Artist and Academic
Sindhura D M, Art Historian
Vidyun Sabhaney, Artist

About CWST

The Culture Workers Support Trust (CWST) was founded in late 2019 to work as an umbrella organization that works with culture workers. CWST is a registered charitable organization that works to generate interest and create awareness among culture workers about their rights and responsibilities. To begin with we define culture workers as a combination of visual artists in all art forms and art workers including curators, handlers, set designers, gallery managers, etc. CWST enables the creation of mechanisms and institutions that will allow culture workers to obtain effective and timely redressal of grievances that may arise as a function of their professional relationships. It advocates for accountability and transparency in the conduct and governance of institutions involved in the practice, pedagogy, and research of arts and culture. CWST also takes up litigation related to the empowerment of culture workers, offers training and holds events to propagate causes that are of significance to professionals in arts and culture, to enable the full realization of human potential and to create the durable infrastructure that will foster a grounded, democratic cultural sphere. One of our core concerns is to work towards a sustainable and structurally effective community economy where solidarity networks help disperse power and resources more equitably.

Signatories:

1 A Parthiban BFA(Painting)   323 Mortimer Chatterjee  
2 A. M. Padmanabhan   324 MOUMITA ROY Art Teacher (T.G.T).
3 A. Mangai Artist and Academic 325 Moushumi Basu Jawaharlal Nehru University
4 Aabshaar Wakhloo   326 Mridul  
5 Aayush Gulati Student, Faculty of Fine Arts Vadodara 327 Mrugen Rathod
6 Aban Raza Artist 328 Mukul Priyadarshini DU
7 Abha Dev Habib Miranda House, University of Delhi 329 Munish Bhardwaj  
8 Abhijit Individual 330 N.D.Pancholi PUCL
9 Abhijit   331 N.Ramachandran injambakkam Chennai Artist
10 Abhijit Kundu University of Delhi 332 Navjot Altaf Visual artist
11 Abhijit Waghmare   333 Nabil Sadd  
12 Abhilasha Kumari Retired Academic 334 Nagaragere Ramesh P D F, Bengaluru
13 Abhishek Majumdar   335 Najma  
14 Abhishek Nilamber Curator & Researcher 336 Nakul Sood Founder Entrepreneur
15 Abhisikta Dasgupta   337 Namita Concerned citizen
16 Achla Sawhney   338 Nandan Saxena  
17 Adarsh University of Delhi 339 Nandini  
18 Aditya Nigam Academic 340 Nandita Narain Associate Professor/ St.Stephen's College, Delhi University
19 Adv.Ansar Indori Human Rights Lawyer, New Delhi 341 Nanita Sharna  
20 Aishwarya   342 Narendran K Artist
21 Aishwarya Dalal Marra, bangalore 343 Narendran R Nair Student, MSU Baroda
22 Aishwarya K Student, Jawaharlal Nehru University 344 Nasima  
23 Ajatshatru   345 Navroze Contractor Photograoher/Film Maker
24 Ajinkya Kulthe   346 Neel Chaudhuri Playwright and Theatre Director
25 Ajit Patil CPIML Liberation 347 Neena Independent filmmaker
26 Akansha Rastogi   348 Neha Paliwal  
27 Akila Seshasayee   349 Neha Vyas  
28 Akshay Sethi Visual artist (freelance) 350 Nelson Thangjam  
29 Akshaya Tankha PhD, University of Toronto 351 Nidhi MPhil Scholar
30 Albert Jacob Aji Faculty of fine arts, ms university, baroda 352 Nidhi Tuli Documentary filmmaker
31 Ali Javed Working President, PWA 353 Nikhileswar Baruah Artist
32 Alnawaz Alam sheikh Farooqi Freelance light designer 354 Nilanjan  
33 Alokparna Mukherjee Researcher. 355 Nilanjan  
34 Amala Popuri Film Audio a professional 356 Nilanjan Bhattacharya Filmmaker
35 Aman Roy Jawaharlal Nehru University 357 Nilima Sheikh  
36 Amar Kanwar   358 Nirali L Artist
37 Amba Suhasini Theatre practioner 359 Nirmala Karunan Consultant
38 Amber Habib Professor 360 Nisha Susan Writer
39 Ameet Parameswaran Assistant professor, JNU 361 Nisha Y  
40 Amit Dasgupta CPIML Liberation 362 Nundrisha  
41 Amit Gupta Architect 363 Nuzhat Kazmi Art Historian
42 Amit Ray Film editing student Satyajit Ray film and television institute 364 P. Leena  
43 Amitabha Basu Retired scientist, CSIR-NPL, New Delhi 365 Padmaja Shaw Rtd Professor
44 Ammu Abraham   366 Padmini Evangelist
45 Amol TISS Mumbai student 367 Pallavi Paul Artist and Scholar
46 Amrita Singh   368 Pamela Philipose Journaliat
47 Anamika Haksar Theatre director 369 Panchali Kar Vice President, State Committee (WB) of All India Queer Association
48 Anand Sahay Columnist 370 Pankaj Jha Citizen of India
49 Anant Dayal   371 Paribartana Mohanty Artist
50 Anant Mann   372 Peehu Pardeshi Teacher
51 Ananta Auddy   373 Poonam  
52 Ananya   374 Poonam kaushik General secretary pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan Delhi
53 Ananya Chakraborti Chairperson, WBSCPCR 375 Prabakaran swaminathan Fine Artist and film director
54 Ananya Parikh   376 Prachee Bajania Filmmaker
55 Anarya Programmes Manager, Artreach India / independent artist 377 Pradeep Kambathalli Artist, Assistant professor
56 Aniket salve Must be released 378 Pragya Akhilesh Director, Lok Theatre, Bhim Dal
57 Anil Professional 379 Prashant Savita Mohan Randive  
58 Anil Kumar Asst. Prof. MLN 380 Prateek Nagchoudhuri Concerned Citizen
59 Anita Bhalekar   381 Prateek Vats Film director
60 Anita Cherian Ambedkar University Delhi, faculty 382 Pratichi Majumdar  
61 Anjali Monteiro Documentary Filmmaker 383 Premjish Achari Curator
62 Anjali Panjabi   384 Priya Mirza  
63 Anjana Mangalagiri Retired 385 PRIYA T Filmmaker
64 Anju Dodiya Artist 386 Priyadarsi Kundan Sanyal Singer/Composer
65 Ankit Mehrotra   387 Priyanka D'Souza  
66 Ankita Srivastava Research Scholar, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi 388 Priyanka Singh  
67 Ankur Gulyani Panda   389 Promona Freie Unuversität Berlin
68 Anne Marie   390 Purandhar  
69 Anomita Sen Theatre Artist 391 Pushpa Women against sexual violence & state repression (WSS)
70 Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi Barnard College, Columbia University 392 Pushpamala N Artist
71 Anshdeep Kaur   393 Pushpendra Singh Filmmaker
72 Anshuka Mahapatra   394 Pyoli Swatija Lawyer
73 Anshul Uniyal   395 Quasar Thakore Padamsee QTP
74 Antara Dev Sen Journalist 396 Rachel Mader University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne
75 Anugyan Nag Assistant Professor 397 Rachel Spence Poet / Arts writer
76 Anupama Srinivasan Filmmaker 398 Radhika Desai Independent Researcher and Consultant
77 Anuradha Kapoor   399 Raghav Kacker  
78 Anuradha Kapur   400 Raghavender V Film Editor
79 Anuradha Marwah   401 Ragini  
80 Anuradha Rudrapriya   402 Raheema Begum Democratic Alliance for Diversity
81 Anuradha Vellat Student, Ambedkar University, Delhi. 403 Rahul Kumar Filmmaker
82 Anurag Misra Retired civil servant 404 Rajan Barrett  
83 Anwar Art director advertising 405 Rajarshi Dutta Designer
84 Aparajithan A L   406 Rajdeep Atha  
85 Aparna Andhare Curator 407 Rajesh Athrassery  
86 Aparna Sen   408 Rajkumar Thangappan  
87 Apeksha Priyadarshini Ph.D scholar, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU 409 Rajshree Rajmohan Architect and adjunct faculty
88 Archana DU 410 Rakeshmahala Freelance artist
89 Archana Mangalagiri   411 Rakhi Peswani Artist and Academic, Ashoka University
90 Arijiet Pal   412 Rakhi Sehgal  
91 Arnab Bhattacharya Scientist and science communicator, TIFR 413 Ram Rahman Photographer, Delhi
92 Arnav Gogoi   414 Ramdas Kadavallur Film Maker
93 Arnika Ahldag PhD scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 415 Ranima khatun  
94 Arshad Hakim artist/filmmaker 416 Ranjan Solomon Badayl
95 Arun Virasam 417 Ranjana Mangalagiri  
96 Arun Kumar   418 Ranjit Contractor Nil
97 Arundhati Ghosh   419 Ranu Ghosh Filmmaker
98 Asheesh Pandya   420 Ranu sharma  
99 Ashish Dha Music Teacher, Composer-Musician / NAADAALAY 421 Rashmi D  
100 Ashok Bhowmick Artist 422 Rashmi Doraiswamy  
101 Ashok Tiwari   423 Rashmi Pant  
102 Ashwini Student 424 Rattanamol Singh Johal Columbia University
103 Ashwini Deshpande   425 Ravikumar Kashi artist
104 Atanu Singha Poet, Jourajlist and Cultural Activist. 426 Reena Mohan  
105 Ateesh Chattopadhayay   427 Rekha Awasthi Retired DU Teacher & Activist. Associated with Naya Path & Janwadi Lekhak Sangh
106 Atul Bhalla   428 Rema Harish  
107 Atul Kumar   429 Revati Laul Rights activist and journalist
108 Avinash V   430 Ridhima  
109 Ayesha Matthan PhD Student, Cornell University 431 Rimli Bhattacharya  
110 Ayesha Sultana Stop repression of Cultural workers 432 Rina Ramdev  
111 Barnali Pain   433 Rinchin ektaracollective
112 Bazik Thlana Visual Artist 434 Rituparna Sengupta  
113 Bedabrata Pain ex-NASA scientist and film-maker 435 Rohini Writer
114 Belinder Dhanoa   436 Rohini Devasher artist
115 Benny Kuruvilla Researcher 437 Rohit Raj  
116 Bharati Kapadia NA 438 Roobina Karode  
117 Bharti Ali   439 Rosalyn Dmello Author
118 Bhuvana R TISS Mumbai Alumna 2017-2019 440 Ruchika  
119 Bidisha Mahanta   441 Runu Chakraborty Independent activist and professional
120 Bindu Menon Mannil   442 Rupali Jadhav Kabir Kala Manch
121 Bratati Pande Retired Teacher, Delhi University. 443 Rupam Raja Director
122 Brinelle D'souza JSA-MUMBAI, JCoR West India 444 Rupesh Kumar Singh Freelance Journalist
123 C.sri ram Human Rights Activist 445 Rupsa Ray  
124 Chaiti Nath Post graduate student in History of Art, Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan 446 Rustom Singh  
125 Chandan Gupta Art Director 447 Ruth Lalrinawmi  
126 Chandni Arora Visual and performance artist. 448 S PANDA  
127 Chandrima Sen Teacher 449 S Saran  
128 Chayanika Shah   450 S. Michael Irudayaraj Yes
129 Chhandak   451 S.G.Jagtap Selfworker
130 Chinar shah Artist 452 Sabeena Gadihoke Jamia Millia islamia
131 Chirag Raveendran Concerned citizen, India 453 Sabyasachi Bhattacharjee Artist
132 Chithra KS Art Historian 454 Sakshee  
133 Chitra Vishwanath   455 Sakshi  
134 Christin Glauser Artist 456 Salim Saboowalla  
135 Chun Kapur   457 Sallie Lallawmzuali  
136 Daminee Benny Basu Actor/ Performance Artist 458 Samawati Ghosh Academic and activist
137 Darsana Prakash   459 Sameer Abraham Thomas  
138 Debabratee Dhar   460 Sameera  
139 Debaditya Bhattacharya Faculty, Kazi Nazrul University 461 Sameera Iyengar theatreperson
140 Debalina Banerjee I am against these sort of harassment to these cultural activists.(MA final year,Presidency University.). 462 Samina Mishra  
141 Debashree Mukherjee Columbia University 463 Samira Nadkarni Individual
142 Debasree Student 464 Samruddhi.M.J  
143 Debdutta Mete   465 Samyak Ballak Service
144 Debjani Sengupta IP College, DU 466 Sanchita  
145 Deepa Pathak   467 Sandeep Ghusale Researcher, PhD scholar
146 Deepak Swaminathan Architect 468 Sandip K Luis Researcher / Artist
147 Deepikah Bhardwaj Artist 469 Sanjay Barnela Filmmaker
148 Deeptha Achar Academic 470 Sanjeeb Mukherjee  
149 Dev Desai ANHAD 471 Sanjeev Sharma  
150 Devashish Makhija Author, Fimmaker 472 Santanu Datta  
151 Devi Palakurthi Cultural activist 473 Santanu Ghatak Musician
152 Devika   474 Santhosh kr. Sakhinala  
153 Dhiman Karmakar Sound Designer cum Sound Recordist 475 Santhosh S. SCCE, AUD
154 Dhruvi Acharya visual artist 476 Santosh Dash Associate Professor
155 Diksha Sharma   477 Saptarshi Sarkar  
156 Dimple Oberoi Vahali Independent Activist 478 Sarita Hanno
157 Dipa Donde Research Associate 479 Saswati Ghosh Academic and activist
158 Dr Charulatha Banerjee   480 Satya Sagar  
159 Dr Pramod Bagde Dept of Philosophy& Religion, BHU, Varanasi 481 Saumya Student
160 Dr Sangram maurya Doctor 482 Sayan Das Nshm kolkata
161 Dr. Sarbani Bandyopadhyay St. Xavier's College Kolkata 483 Sayanti Mukherji Freelance writer
162 Dr. V. Sasi Kumar   484 Sd Teacher
163 Dr.Mohan Rao   485 Seema Kohli we stand in solidarity
164 DrKishwar A Shirali Retd Assiciate Profeeor HP Universjty 486 Shabani Hassanwalia Filmmaker, Writer
165 Dvijendra Nath Kalia DU (Retd) 487 Shaibani Azam Professor, Jamia Millia University
166 Ekta Oza   488 Shakuntala Kulkarni Visual Artist
167 Epsita Halder Associate Professor, Jadavpur University 489 Shalini Gera  
168 F Gangte IITB 490 Shalini Mits Gender Rights Activist
169 Faezeh Performer 491 Shalmali Guttal Researcher
170 Farhatullah Beig Film maker 492 Shampa Roy  
171 Freny Manecksha Independent journalist 493 Sharanya Cultural activist, Rangmatipadar, Koraput
172 Gargi Bharadwaj Theatre practitioner and academic 494 Sharda dixit Principal
173 Gargi Chandola Visual Artist 495 Sharifa Siddiqui  
174 Gargi Raina   496 Sharmistha Saha IIT Bombay
175 Gaurav Bumb Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute 497 Sharvari Deshpande Art Student
176 Gaurav Kalyani   498 Shashi Shekhar Praasd Singh University of Delhi
177 Gauri Gill   499 Shaunak Mahbubani Curator
178 Gautam Bhattacharya Freelance Light Designer 500 Sheeba Chadha Na
179 Gautam Nima Dance Artist/Educator 501 Sheela Gowda visual artist
180 Gayatri Chatterjee Teacher/writer 502 Shefalee Jain Artist
181 Geeta K   503 Shefali Saini TISS Mumbai
182 Geeta Kapur Art Critic 504 Sheila Makhijani  
183 Geeta Sahai writer 505 Sherna Dastur  
184 Girwar Singh Retrieved teacher 506 Shikha Gala Artist
185 Githa Hariharan Writer 507 Shikha Sen Editor and teacher
186 G.M. Sheikh   508 Shilpi Filmmaker and researcher
187 Gopika Chowfla Visual Artist 509 Shivam Rastogi The Third Eye
188 Gopika Nath   510 Shivangi Mariam Raj Independent Researcher and Translator
189 Gourav Gill Freelancer filmmaker 511 Shoby Michael Visual artist
190 Grace Zaidarhzauva   512 Shreeparna Mitra  
191 Gurpreet Sidhu People Tree Arts Trust 513 Shreerupa Banerjee  
192 Gurunathan Artist And Art teacher 514 Shruti Sareen Unemployed academic
193 Gurvinder Singh Filmmaker 515 Shruti Sharada Queer Feminist Writer
194 Hafiz Abbasi Retired 516 Shubhangi Bhong  
195 Hans Kaushik artist 517 Shubhangi Singh  
196 Harish Natarajan   518 Shubhra Artist
197 Harshit Vishwakarma   519 Shuddhabrata Sengupta  
198 Heena Pari Artist 520 Shweta Azad  
199 Hemant Sareen Art writer-researcher 521 Siddhant Student
200 Himali Soin   522 Siddhartha Dutta Proofreaderpp
201 Himmat Singh BYB, General Secretary 523 Siddheshwar Engineer
202 Hrishikesh Arvikar UQ 524 Simonti Sen Director, State Archives, WB
203 Humaira Student 525 Sitangshu Pramanik Retired Govt Officer
204 Humanism Project   526 Sitaram Singh Theatre activist
205 Humera Chougle   527 SK S Unemployed
206 Imran Retired 528 Smriti Nevatia IAWRT India
207 Inder salim   529 Sneha Ragavan  
208 Indira Chandrasekhar   530 Sneha Sharma University of Delhi
209 Indira Chowdhury   531 Solanki Chakraborty Cinematographer
210 Indrapramit Roy   532 Sonam Artist
211 Indu Kumari Researcher / JNU 533 Sonam Student
212 Intiyaz   534 Sonia khurana : Visual artist , independant, with ideological affiliations to what JNU, ans other free thinking institutions stand for.
213 Ira Raja   535 Soumitro Ghosh  
214 Isha   536 Soumya Tejas Filmmaker
215 Ishani   537 Sourav Sarangi Filmmaker
216 Ishani kanani Designer 538 Sree sandeep Dangeti architect
217 Ishita Artist 539 Sreelekshmi Namboothiri Student
218 Islahuddin Ashraf   540 Srinjoyee Dutta  
219 Ivy   541 Stuti Ambedkar University
220 J Rizvi Citizen of India 542 Subba Ghosh Artist
221 Jacob Documentary 543 Subhankar Ghose  
222 Jagdish Chand Upadhyaya Freelance researcher, writer, translator 544 Suchandra Kundu  
223 Jahangir Asgar Jani Artist 545 Sudhanva Deshpande LeftWord Books
224 Jaishankar J   546 Sudhanya Roy Chowdhury  
225 Janet Chawla Self employed 547 Sudheer Palsane  
226 Jasmeen Patheja   548 Suhit  
227 Jasveen Jairath Concerned Citizens 549 Sujata Gothoskar  
228 Jay Patel Student at MSU, Baroda 550 Sujata Raghavan Freelance Development Writer
229 Jaya Menon   551 Sujay Artist
230 Jaya Singh   552 Sumit Baag Practicing Artist
231 Jayanta Dasgupta Retired. 553 Sumit Singla  
232 Jayashree Borah University of Delhi 554 Sumita  
233 Jayati Datta   555 Sumitra Curator
234 Jeetin Rangher   556 Sumo Banerjee  
235 Jenny Rowena Assistant Professor, Miranda House 557 Sunanda  
236 Jenny Shabnam   558 Suneeta Activist
237 Jeroo Mulla Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai 559 Sunil Gupta Artist
238 Jhanvi   560 Sunil Kumar Evaney Youth facilitator, Synergy Sansthan. Harda(Madhya Pradesh)
239 Jinat Rehena Islam Feminism dot comm 561 Sunil Manilal Kothari school of Arts andvAesthetics JNU New Delhi
240 Joseph Lalngaihzuala Self Employed 562 Sunil Shanbag Theatre director
241 Judith Misrahi-Barak University Paul Valéry Montpellier, France 563 Sunish Kumar Deb  
242 June Banerjee Content Writer 564 Sunitha Kumar Emmart  
243 Jyotsna Sharma The Humanism Project 565 Supriya Madangarli  
244 K. Padma Advocate 566 Surabhi Sharma Filmmaker
245 K.P. Jayasankar Documentary Filmmaker 567 Suraj Pawar NA
246 Kabi   568 Surajit C Mukhopadhyay Academic
247 Kakali Bhattacherjee Social worker 569 Surekha Artist
248 Kamayani Bali Mahabal   570 Suresh Jayaram Art historian.
249 Kameshwaran.A arts 571 Suresh Rajamani  
250 Kamran Akhter   572 Susanta Mandal Artist
251 Kanika Gupta Art Historian 573 Sushama Deshpande Theatre activist
252 Karan Talwar Harkat Studios 574 Sushma Veerappa Indian
253 Karen Gabriel St Stephen's College, DU 575 Susie Tharu
254 Kathyayini Dash Phd candidate (Performance), University of Cape Town, South Africa 576 Suvanj Independent
255 Katyayani Prabhakar Filmmaker 577 Suvarna ravi salve Siddharth college of arts commerce and science .,mumbai university
256 Kausik Mukhopadhyay Artist 578 Swati Goswami  
257 Kavita Bahl Story Teller & Poet 579 Swati Jain Assistant Professor
258 Kavita Nayar Visiting professor College Of Art, delhi 580 Swati Kumari  
259 Kedar Shirali Concerned citizen 581 T Jayashree filmmaker
260 Ketki Ranade/ KP   582 Tabinda Akhtar Rizvi  
261 Keval Arora Associate Professor, Delhi University 583 Tallur L.N. Artist
262 Khounesh Indra Ghosh Self employed 584 Tanika sarkar Retired professor jawaharlal Nehru university delhi
263 Kirtana Kumar Little Jasmine Theatre & Film Project 585 Tanushree Gangopadhyay Journalist Independent
264 Kirti jain Theatre artist 586 Tanvi Chowdhary  
265 Koma Mandakini   587 Tara Rai Ashoka University
266 Komal Mistri Artist 588 Tara Rao  
267 Komita Theatre practitioner 589 Tarini Manchanda  
268 KP Reji Artist 590 Tarun Jain Journalist/Filmmaker
269 Krishna Sengupta Retired teacher. 591 Tarun Pain  
270 Krishnapriya C P Artist 592 Tasneem Balasinorwala  
271 Kristine michael Artist 593 Teena Gill Filmmaker
272 Kshiraja K   594 Teerna Bhattacharyya National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore
273 Kunal Chattopadhyay Jadavpur University 595 Tejaswini Niranjana Writer and academic
274 Kunjathur Chandrahasa   596 Tenzin  
275 Lakshay Chadha   597 Tripti dessi  
276 Lalita du Perron Stanford University 598 Uma Bhrugubanda Academic, Hyderabad
277 Lalitha Krishna   599 Umang Baheti  
278 Lalvenhimi Khiangte   600 Urmila Self employed
279 Latika Gupta   601 Urmita Ray Associate professor of History, West Bengal Education Service
280 Likla Writer 602 Usha Iyer Stanford University
281 Lokesh Khodke Artist and Illustrator 603 Ushasi Roy Justice
282 Lokesh Malti Prakash Bhopal 604 Uttam Ghosh  
283 Madhukar   605 Uzramma Independent researcher
284 Madhuri Adwani Nirantar Trust, Storyteller 606 V s Sreedhara I support
285 Madhurjya Mahanta Artist 607 Vaishali  
286 Madhusree Dutta Filmmaket 608 Vaishnavi Ambatipudi  
287 Maheen Mirza   609 Vaishnavi Gandhi Student
288 Maithreyi m r Consulting editor 610 Vaishnavi R  
289 Maitrayee Lawyer 611 Vani Subramanian Filmmaker
290 Malaika   612 Vanshika Babbar Student, M. S. U Baroda
291 Malathi Maithri Writer 613 Varsha Nair  
292 Malavika Rajnarayan   614 Varunika Saraf Artist/ Art Historian
293 Malavika Rao Research scholar, performance maker, University of Exeter, UK 615 Vasantha WSS
294 Malini Subramaniam Independent Journalist 616 Vasudha Thozhur Artist
295 Mallika   617 Vasuki Chandak Artist
296 Mallika Taneja Theatre Artist 618 Vasvi Oza Artist
297 Mallika Taneja Theatre Artist 619 Veena P  
298 Manali P   620 Venu Arora Researcher Filmmaker Radio enthusiast
299 Manasa   621 Venu maddipati  
300 Manasi Pingle   622 Veronica Xavier CRY – Child Rights and You
301 Mangalesh Dabral poet and journalist 623 Vidur Sethi Cultural Practitioner
302 Mangesh Kambale   624 Vidya Das Arora Gargi College (retd)
303 Manjeet Singh   625 Vidya kamat Artist
304 Manjima Chatterjee Drama explorer 626 Vijay Bharatiya  
305 Manju Kapur Writer 627 Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya  
306 Manmeet Sandhu Artist 628 Vijay Sankaran  
307 Mansi Bhatt Artist 629 Vijaya Kumar seethappa Earthworms collective.
308 Mary Humanitarian worker 630 Vikas Rawal Professor, JNU
309 Mary Mitzy Advocate 631 Vinaya Malati Hari Personal
310 Maya Rao Theatre artist 632 Vinod Raja Film. Maker/ Dop
311 Mayank Mansingh Kaul   633 Vishal Patil Actor
312 Meenakshi Nath   634 Vishnu Kolleri Individual
313 Meenakshi Shedde Consultant 635 Vivan Sundaram Artist self employed
314 Megha Sheth Mental Health Professional 636 Vivek Sharma  
315 Meghna Mehra Activist, All India Queer Association 637 Vrinda Phadke Individual
316 Meghna Singh   638 Vrishali Purandare Artist
317 Meraj khan The Humanism Project 639 Vyankatesh Sambrani Individual
318 Mithra.K Artist 640 Yagya  
319 Mithu Sen   641 Yamini Sharma Self employed
320 MMPSingh Editor, Naya Path & General Secretary , Janwadi Lekhak Sangh 642 Yashodhara Dalmia Art Historian
321 Monica Narula   643 Yugashri S A  
322 Monobina Gupta   644 Zasha Colah NABA, Milan