Sumangala Damodaran teaches at Ambedkar University Delhi. She works in the areas of development studies and popular music studies. She is also a musician and composer who has archived and written about Indian resistance music traditions.
Ari Sitas is a poet, dramatist and sociologist, and a recipient of the Order of Mapungubwe for his scientific and creative work. He is emeritus professor at the University of Cape Town and Gutenberg Chair at the University of Strasbourg.