Jill M. Bystydzienki is Director of Women's Studies and Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University.
Ruth Vanita co-edited Manushi from 1978 to 1990. She is the author of several books, including Same-Sex Love in India: A Literary History (with Saleem Kidwai); Gandhi’s Tiger and Sita’s Smile:
ISMAT CHUGHTAI is the author of several collections of short stories, three novellas, a novel, The Crooked Line, a collection of reminiscences and essays, My Friend, My Enemy, and a memoir, Kaghazi
A.R. Venkatachalapathy, historian and Tamil writer, is a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai.
Trevor Henry Aston (1925-85) was a British historian and teacher at the University of Oxford.