SEEMA ALAVI is Associate Professor of History at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
CHANDRA BHAN PRASAD is associated with the Dr. Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences, Madhya Pradesh as a Visiting Faculty.
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is Professor of Linguistics and English at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Her latest book is The Ayodhya Cantos (1999).
PRAFUL BIDWAI is a columnist with more than 25 publications. He is former Senior-Editor of The Times of India and has recently co-authored South Asia on A Short Fuse (Oxford University Press, 1999).
NANDINI CHATTERJEE is an M.Phil Research Scholar at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
PRAN CHOPRA is former Chief Editor of The Statesman and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
WILLIAM DALRYMPLE is the author of City of Djinns and At the Court of the FishEyed Goddess. He is currently working on The White Moghuls, which will be published by HarperCollins Publishers next year.
AVINASH KUMAR is affiliated in the doctoral programme at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal University, New Delhi.
TABISH KHAIR is Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Copenhagen. He has published several books of poetry, the latest being Where Parallel Lines Meet (2000).
HARISH KHARE is an Associate Editor of The Hindu.
K.R. MALKANI is the Chief Editor of BJP Today.
MANJULA PADMANABHAN is a writer and artist living in New Delhi.
IRA PANDE is Senior Editor at Dorling Kindersely, New Delhi.
KAUSHIK ROY has just submitted his Ph.D thesis entitled "The Colonial Indian Army: Recruitment and Command Mechanism, 1859-1913", at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal University, New Delhi.
SHUDDHABRATA SENGUPTA is a documentary film-maker with the Raqs Collective and a freelance writer based in New Delhi.
SHIVA KUMAR SRINIVASAN teaches at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
TRISTRAM STUART is a freelance writer based in New Delhi.
APARNA VAIDIK is a Research Scholar working on the history of the Andaman Islands at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal University, New Delhi.
SHELLEY WALIA is Associate Professor of English at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
ANDREW WHITEHEAD presents The World Today on BBC World Service radio.
GILLIAN WRIGHT is a translator and author based in New Delhi.