As a commissioning editor, I identify authors and manuscripts for publication. I do this in two ways:

  • Commissioning: I contact experts and writers, and discuss a book idea that struck me. Here, the initiative comes from me.
  • Acquiring/Acquisitioning: Experts and writers contact me (or I bump into them!) and we discuss a book idea they have in mind. In such cases, often, the manuscript has largely been shaped by the time it reaches me.

If you have an idea or manuscript for an English book on Kerala studies (politics, economics, history, society, culture, or science), please contact me.