Daughter of the late Romesh Thapar, Malvika Singh is the publisher of Seminar, a prestigious monthly magazine of ideas, founded in 1959. She has authored several books: Bhutan: Through the lens of the King New Delhi: Making of a Capital Delhi: India in One City and Snowdon's India. She has edited Delhi: The First City Chennai: A City of Change Hyderabad: A City of Hope Kolkata: A Soul City Lucknow: A City Between Cultures Mumbai: A City of Dreams and Freeing the Spirit: Iconic Women of India. She has also worked extensively in theatre and film and was decorated as a Dame in the civil merit honours list of the King of Spain in 2009.
Rudrangshu Mukherjee is a historian and journalist. Currently running the editorial pages of The Telegraph, he has held various academic posts and taught, among others, at Calcutta, Princeton and Manchester universities. He is the author of several books, most recently Mangal Pandey: Brave Martyr or Accidental Hero, India Then and Now, Awadh in Revolt, 1857-58: A Study of Popular Resistance and Spectre of Violence: The 1857 Kanpur Massacres. He is also the editor of The Penguin Gandhi Reader and Great Speeches of Modern India. Mukherjee lives in Kolkata. Pramod Kapoor is a collector of historical records and photographs, and a publisher by prefession. The photographs for this book were lovingly collected over a long period of time from all over the world.