K. M. Ziyauddin is Assistant Professor-cum-Assistant Director at the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad, India. Previously, he had been a faculty member in both the Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hamdard University, New Delhi. He has published on health and illness, scavengers and Dalits, issues of Muslims and child labour. He has worked on several national and international research projects on HIV/AIDS, child labour and education, workers in the unorganized and construction sectors, displacement and development, rural development and other issues. He is a life member of several bodies/societies including the Indian Sociological Society, International Journal of Research and Social Sciences, IASSH, SAMAR Foundation and the Society for Applied Economic Research. He has received several scholarships during his studies, which also included an ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship in 2006.Eswarappa Kasi is a Guest Faculty Member in the Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a life member of a number of professional bodies. His research interests include anthropology of livelihoods and natural resource management, tribal and marginal communities and their development. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. His books include a monograph entitled Anthropology and Development in a Globalised India: An Ethnography of Sericulture from the South (Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP), forthcoming) and an edited volume, Ethnographic Discourse of the Other: Conceptual and Methodological Issues with Panchanan Mohanty and Ramesh C. Malik (CSP, 2008). He was guest-editor of a special issue of Man in India on 'Issues and Perspectives in Anthropology Today' with R. Siva Prasad. He is also co-editor of Theory and Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery (Rawat Publications, Jaipur, in press) with Ramesh C. Malik and editor of Rethinking Development Discourse in the 21st Century India (Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2009).