Valerian Rodrigues, the editor of the volume, is currently Ambedkar Chair, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). His recent books include The Essential Writings of B. R. Ambedkar (2002), The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work (2011, co-authored with B. L. Shankar), and Speaking for Karnataka (2018, co-authored with Rajendra Chenni, Nataraj Huliyar and S. Japhet). He served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the international conference, ‘Quest for Equity: Reclaiming Social Justice, Revisiting Ambedkar’, held in Bangalore during 21–23 July 2017.
Slavoj Å½iÅ¾ek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck C
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Surendra Nihal Singh (born 1929) is a veteran journalist who was associated with The Statesman for a long time. He is the author of Ink In My Veins: A Life In Journalism (2011).
Kumari Jayawardena is the author of The Rise of the Labour Movement in Ceylon; Ethnic and Class Conflict in Sri Lanka; Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World; The White Woman’s Other Bur