Sudhanva Deshpande is Managing Editor, LeftWord Books, New Delhi, and an actor and director with Jana Natya Manch, Delhi. He is involved in the running of Studio Safdar, Shadipur, and the adjacent May Day Bookstore. He has held teaching positions at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and the AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has co-directed two documentaries on Habib Tanvir, and edited two books, Theatre of the Streets: The Jana Natya Manch Experience, and Our Stage: Pleasures and Perils of Theatre Practice in India. He is currently writing a book on the life and death of Safdar Hashmi. He cycles around town.