Neera Chandoke

She is a Leading political scientist, was Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi and Director of Developing Countries Research Centre at the University of Delhi. Her recent publications include Nelson Mandela: Peace Through Reconciliation, 2021; Rethinking Pluralism, Secularism, Tolerance: Anxieties of Co- Existence, 2019; Democracy and Revolutionary Politics, 2015; and Contested Secessions, 2012

Prabhat Patnaik

He is one of India’s most respected economists and political commentators. He taught at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, from 1974 until his retirement in 2010. His recent publications include A Theory of Imperialism, 2016; Marx’s Capital: An Introductory Reader Essays, 2011; Re-Envisioning Socialism, 2011; The Value of Money, 2008; and Retreat to Unfreedom: Essays on the Emerging World Order, 2003.

Aditi Mehta

She had a distinguished career as an Indian civil servant, holding several positions of responsibility in the central and Rajasthan governments. She is particularly remembered for her contributions in the fields of social welfare and culture.

Navsharan Singh

She is a Delhi-based feminist researcher and human rights activist. She has worked and published extensively on informal-sector workers, especially women workers and the precarity of their work and lives. She has also been working on the vulnerability of internally displaced people and those affected by mass sectarian violence. She was previously the Senior Program Specialist for the Women’s Rights and Citizenship Program at the International Development Research Centre’s Asia office, New Delhi. Her recent publications include Blood, Censored: When Kashmiris Become the ‘Enemy’, 2018; Landscapes of Fear: Understanding Impunity in India; Blood, Censored, 2014; and Gender Justice, Citizenship and Development, 2007.

Avinash Kumar

A scholar in Modern History, has contributed significantly to civil society efforts for human rights. He was the Executive Director, Amnesty International India before joining CES as a distinguished fellow. Previously, he worked as the Director, Policy & Planning, Wateraid India.