David A. McDonald is Professor of Global Development Studies at Queen's University, Canada, and Co-Director of the Municipal Services Project.
Timir Basu, a postgraduate in geology, was a student leader and trade-union activist, besides being a freelance writer. He has served as the editor of Frontier ever since the death of Samar Sen, it
Suroor Mander is an advocate and human rights activist based in Delhi.
Yemuna Sunny is a social scientist and has been for more than a decade involved in examining social geography. She has worked in Eklavya and is a member of People's Research Society (PRS).