VERONIKA BENNHOLDT'THOMSEN is in -the Department of ' Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Federal Republic of Germany.
MRIDUL EAPEN is Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum
ASGHAR ALI ENGINEER is a sociologist from Bombay
BARBARA HARRISS is Research Fellow at the School of Development Studies^ University of East Anglia, Norwich.
ART KEM.ASANG is a research scholar from Indonesia now working in the School of Peace Studies, Bradford University.
ASHOK MITRA is Minister for Finance in the Government of West Bengal.
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