A mathematician by training, Kandala Balagopal (1952–2009) was associated with the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee for two decades. In 1998, he became one of the founder-members of Human Rights Forum in which he was active till his death.
Immanuel Ness (b. 1958) is an activist and scholar who teaches at the Brooklyn College of the City University, New York.
Shirin Kudchedkar, a distinguished feminist critic who died in 2009. She edited the Gujarati section of Women Writing in India, 2 vols., edited by Susie Tharu and K. Lalita