Our Team


  • Salik Shah, Founding Editor & Publisher
  • Ishita Singh, Managing Editor
  • Indrani Das Gupta, Non-Fiction Editor
  • Archita Mittra, Fiction Editor
  • Chaitanya Murali, Fiction Editor
  • Rupsa Dey, Fiction Editor
  • Brijbala Vyas, First Reader
  • Tejaswi Rawal, First Reader
  • Umang Poddar, First Reader

    Contributing Editors
  • Ajapa Sharma, Co-Founding Editor
  • Isha Karki, Editor

Our Team

SALIK SHAH | Founding Editor & Publisher

Salik Shah is the founding editor and publisher of Mithila Review. His fiction and poetry has been nominated for Elgin, Toto and Kumaon Literary Festival’s Fellows of Nature awards. One of his short stories appears in a course syllabus at SOAS University in London. He is the Seasteading Institute ambassador to India and a Future of India Fellow with media appearances and publications around the world. A former journalist and advertising professional, Shah studied film at Film and Television Institute of India (2009). Twitter: @salik. Website: salikshah.com.

Ishita Singh teaches English Literature at University of Delhi and moonlights as an SFF fan and writer. Her writings have appeared in the Mithila ReviewStrange HorizonsThe Law Street JournalTimes of India and Kolkata Mirror. When she’s not reading, you can find her running and/or dreaming of books she wants to write. Her shorter reviews can be found on Twitter here and on Instagram here.

Indrani Das Gupta is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi. Currently pursuing her Ph.D. from Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia in the area of Indian Science Fiction, she is engaged in the examination of the interface of science fictionality, paradigms of nation-state inflected with postmodernist and postcolonialist approaches, and the social variables that constitute the ontological human existence. She has published prolifically in international journals and books.

Rupsa Dey believes in the power of language and cats, and is only allergic to the latter. She believes that the borders of language must break in order to accommodate the human experience. She never says ‘No’ to tea and if given a chance, would like to believe in a world without borders. You can visit her website here.

Archita Mittra is a writer and artist, from Kolkata (India), with a fondness for dark and fantastical things. She completed her B.A (2018) and M.A (2020) in English Literature from Jadavpur University and a Diploma in Multimedia and Animation from St. Xavier’s College. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter and check out her blog here.

Chaitanya Murali was a lawyer in a life long past. Nowadays, he designs games and writes SFF for a living. Outside of these, his weekends are a blur of D&D and videogames, and he can be found at all hours on Twitter – complaining about his sports teams, Tottenham Hotspur and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Umang is a writer (self-certified) and a lawyer (government-certified) from Ranchi/New Delhi. He loves to read and is always looking for enough time to do all the nothing he wants. You could find him on Twitter at @UmangPod, and read (some of) his writings at twodsinapodd.wordpress.com

Tejaswi Rawal is a student of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. She edits for a journal for emerging writers aged 13 to 19, Body Without Organs Journal. Her work can be found at The Disappointed Housewife and BerryMag.

Hiding behind the possibilities in stories since childhood between limited realities, Brijbala Vyas has adopted the power of pen to express her understanding of being.  She’s a storyteller who wants to capture every spectrum of light reflected through her eyeballs onto paper for yet another pair of eyes to see.


AJAPA SHARMA | Co-Founding Editor

Ajapa Sharma is a Ph.D student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her dissertation research explores the place of mobile subjects and the state’s efforts to monitor, surveil and control them through governmental and diplomatic channels, in shaping Nepali political sovereignty and legal-political difference in South Asia in the period of late British colonialism (1900-1955). She is an alumna of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and taught at the University of Wisconsin’s academic program in Varanasi and New Delhi. In 2015, she co-founded Mithila Review, an international journal of Science Fiction based in New Delhi.

Twitter: @Ajapa_Sharma
Website: ajapasharma.com


Isha Karki is a British Nepali writer based in London. Her short stories have appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Mslexia and The Good Journal and were shortlisted in the Brick Lane Book Shop Short Story Prize and the London Short Story Prize. She is a 2019 London Writers Awardee and a graduate of Clarion West.

Twitter: @IshaKarki11


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