Chandrakanta is a writer, born in Srinagar, India. She has written many novels and stories in the Hindi language including the epic Katha Satisar, which was awarded the Vyas Samman prize in 2005.
S. Irfan Habib has worked for many years with the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS). He is currently holding the Maulana Azad Chair at National University
A.R. Venkatachalapathy, historian and Tamil writer, is a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai.
MAUDE BARLOW and TONY CLARKE are long-term activists on trade and justice issues whose campaigning lives have intertwined for many years. With their working lives closely connected for many years,
David A. McDonald is Professor of Global Development Studies at Queen's University, Canada, and Co-Director of the Municipal Services Project.
Murzban Jal is Director and Professor at the Centre for Educational Studies, Indian Institute of Education, Pune. He is the author of The Seductions of Karl Marx, Zoroastrianism: from Antiquity to
Biswajit Dhar, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University and former Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, both in New Delhi.