MALCOLM CALDWELL who teaches history at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, is editor of the JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ASIA.
N I JOSEPH is general secretary of the Kerala Medical and Sales Representatives^ Association.
M fCAR is in the department of history, St Edmund's College, Shillong.
GEORGES KR1STOFFEL LIETEN is research scholar at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
ARCHANA MANDAL is in the department of history, Rabindra Bharati University^ Calcutta.
E M S NAMBOOD1RIPAD is member of the Polit Bureau, Communist Party of India (Marxist).
P GOVINDA PILLAI is chief editor, DESABHIMANI, Cochin and Calicut.