Jayakumari Devika is a historian and feminist based in Kerala. She is an associate professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.
Moushumi Bhowmik is a writer, researcher and singer based in Kolkata.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, or Lula, as he is popularly known, was the 35th President of Brazil.
Mark Juergensmeyer is director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Sirpa Tenhunen is an academy research fellow at the Academy of Finland and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki.