Bipan Chandra (27 May 1928 - 30 August 2014) was one of the foremost historians of modern India specializing in political and economic history. He taught for many years at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and was the author of many books including Nationalism and Colonialism in Modern India, India's Struggle for Independence, 1857-1947 and India Since Independence which he co-authored with Mridula Mukherjee and Aditya Mukherjee.
Irfan Habib, Professor Emeritus at the Aligarh Muslim University, is the author of The Agrarian System of Mughal India, 15561707 (1963; revised edition 1999), An Atlas of the Mughal Empire (1982), Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception (1995), Medieval India: The Study of a Civilization (2007), Economic History of Medieval India, 12001500 (with collaborators) (2011) and Atlas of Ancient Indian History (with Faiz Habib) (2012). He has co-edited The Cambridge Economic History of India, Vol. I (1982), UNESCOS History of Humanity, Vols. 4 and 5, and UNESCOS History of Central Asia, Vol. 5. He is the General Editor of the Peoples History of India, and has authored several volumes in the series.
Kumkum Sangari, is William F. Vilas Research Professor of English and the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has published extensively on British, American and Indian literature, critical theory, religious conversion, medieval oral devotional traditions, nationalist figures such as Gandhi and Annie Besant, Bombay cinema, televisual memory, and contemporary gender issues such as personal law, domestic labour, the beauty industry, sex selection, widow immolation and communal violence.
Sukumar Muralidharan teaches at the school of journalism, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat. Over a career spanning three decades in the print media, he has worked on areas of science and technology, business, politics and international affairs. He has been a visiting professor in contemporary studies at the Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. As South Asia programme manager for the International Federation of Journalists, he has carried out campaign and advocacy work, and training programmes for journalists over much of the sub-continent. He has been an invited expert at international conferences on the challenges to the media in the current global security scenario. In 2016, he completed a two-year fellowship with the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, where he worked on modes of theorising technological change as part of economic development models.