Dr. Sunil Kothari is a leading dance historian, scholar, author and critic, with 18 definitive works on dance to his credit. Dr. Kothari was Prof. and Dean, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi and Prof. and Head Dance Dept., Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, Fulbright Professor New York University, USA. He was dance critic of The Times of India group of publications for 40 years. He is roving critic of Sruti monthly and has his own column in dance portal narthaki.com. He also writes for The Hindu and Asian Age. He is based in New Delhi.