BISWAROOP DAS is Research Associate at the Centre for Social Studies, Surat.
SANTO SH K MEHROTRA is research scholar at Churchill College, Cambridge University, U K.
E M S NAMBOODIR1PAD is General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
UTSA PATNAIK is at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, fawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
ANIL RAI is at the National Council of Applied Economic Research,
AMAL SANYAL is Assistant Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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