Former IG, Prisons(Rajasthan) and consultant for the Prison Reforms Programme of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) , and is associated with PUCL India.
Vijayalakshmi ji is a women’s rights activist from Jaipur. She was regional manager of actionaid in Jaipur region apart from this she was associated from the feminist movement of Rajasthan since 1993-94.
Mamta Ji is a women’s right activits who also started ,Vividha: Women’s Documentation and Resource Centre jaipur.
Ramesh Ji is the convener of the Jal Jangal Zameen Andolan, is a tribal rights activist who has been mobilising tribals in South Rajasthan to fight for their rights related to land, water, environment, livelihood, natural resources and so on. He is also a senior consel of the high court, Jodhpur.
Shobhita ji is an associate professor at the Institute of Development studies, Jaipur. She has over two decades of experience in social development research, training and policy advice with special emphasis on Women in development and mainstreaming gender concerns in policy planning and implementation. She has worked extensively in the area of understanding politics of gender in educational processes in Rajasthan and India.
He has been a journalist and academic in India, the UK, and South East Asia for over 30 years. He has held senior editorial positions at various media houses in Asia. He headed operations in print, electronic and Internet media in India and abroad. As an activist and a media scholar, he writes and works on the intersections of media, democracy and political violence.
Bharat ji is a freelance journalist, author, researcher, activist, who works on development, human rights, environment and other social issues. He has written more than 6000 articles, journal and newsletters in both Hindi and English for different media houses, movements and organization working in the areas of interest.
Naurati Ji is grassroots women’s activist. She has fought against the issues of child marriage, rape and sati. She won the battle for minimum wages in the Supreme Court. She served as the Sarpanch of Harmara Gram Panchayat in Ajmer district and played a leadership role in the formation of Rajasthan Mahila Morcha, an organisation of more than 5000 women.
Gyarsi Bai is a feisty grass-roots activist and a tribal leader working with the Jagrut Mahila Manch and Sankalp organisation in Baran (Rajasthan). She belongs to the Sahariya tribe, a tribe categorised as ‘primitive’ by the government. With Sankalp(early 1990s), she began working among the tribals on issues related with education, especially of girls and women. Over the years she has mobilised Sahariyas to fight for their dues under the public ration system and mobilised them to join campaigns for Right to Information and employment guarantee. She played a crucial role in the fight for minimum wages and also in bringing to light the issue of bonded labour, especially that of the Sahariya community . Gyarsi bai’s story has even become a part of the curriculum at the Harvard Kennedy School.
He was the former deputy editor of The Hindu, post which he was appointed as the Vice chancellor of the Harideo Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur. He is now associated with Rajasthan Patrika in Jaipur.
Satish Deshpande serves as Professor, Department of Sociology, at the Delhi School of Economics. He is a prolific writer and speaker on issues of caste inequalities and its manifestations in contemporary Indian society. He has served as a Member of the Expert Group on Equal Opportunity Commission, Government of India, during 2007-08. He also held editorial positions in a number of national and international bulletins and was an adviser for the sociology text books of the NCERT.
Bajrang Lal Sharma
Bajrang Lal Sharma had a long career in the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS). He worked with the government for more than three decades. During his engagement with the government he regularly interacted with voluntary organizations. His areas of interest include issues related to land, rural development, education and rehabilitation. He is currently the Registrar of the Indian Institute of Health Management and Research, Jaipur.
Tripurari Sharma is a playwright of repute. She has been associated with several theatre groups throughout the country and abroad. She has served as Acting Director of the National School of Drama and presently is professor of acting at the School. She joined the Governing Body of the School for Democracy-Loktantrashala as President during 2014-16.
Paul Divakar is an activist, Economic Rights Expert, and Human rights defender and advocate for Dalit rights. At present, he is the General Secretary of National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) based in New Delhi. He was formerly the General Secretary of the Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union, a Dalit-Bahujan rights organisation in Andhra Pradesh.
Pamela Philipose is a journalist, feminist and women’s rights activist. She began her career with The Times of India, worked with the Indian Express and is currently a senior fellow with the Indian Council of Social Science Research. She was director and editor-in-chief of Women’s Feature Service (WFS), an agency mandated to highlight development issues with a gender focus in media coverage. She was also an advisor to the Media Task Force of the Government of India’s High Level Status of Women Committee Report.
Vikram Vyas is a Physicist and and teaches at St. Stephen’s college, Delhi University. He also taught at the School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University. His specialization is in the area of Theoretical particles physics, gravity/gauge duality.