Om Thanvi, born and brought-up in Rajasthan, is editor of Jansatta, a Hindi daily of the Indian Express Group. He is known for his social and cultural concerns. He has personally been engaged in theatre, literature and environmental activities. Has keen interest in history and anthropology; particularly in cinema, music, painting and language. He writes travelogues and critical essays. His travelogue ‘Muanjodaro’, tracing remains of the Indus Valley civilization, was widely acclaimed in the literary circles. So were his research based articles on Dr. L.P.Tessitori, an Italian who worked on traditional Rajasthani literature and language in early 20th century in Jodhpur and Bikaner. Recently he has edited a two-volume anthology on renowned literateur S.H. Vatsyayan ‘Ajneya’.