Romila Thapar (born 30 November 1931) is a distinguished Indian historian whose principal area of study is ancient India. She is the author of numerous substantial books including the popular class
Kavita Panjabi is professor, department of Comparative Literature and Co-ordinator, Centre for Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Jadavpur University.
Sunil Kumar is professor of medieval history in the Department of History, Delhi University. His previous publications include The Present in Delhi's Pasts and The Emergence of the Delhi Sultanate.