Haifa Zangana writes regularly for the Guardian and Al-Ahram Weekly, and is the author of many books, including City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance. She lives in London.<
Mihir Shah is currently the Secretary of Samaj Pragati Sahayog, one of India's largest grass-roots initiatives for water and livelihood security
Mrinalini Sinha is Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University.
A.R. Venkatachalapathy, historian and Tamil writer, is a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai.