S.L. Sharma is a former Professor of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is the author or editor of seven books and over one hundred articles in journals and edited volumes. His main fields of research include sociology of development, sociology of education, sociology of corruption, social transformation in India, and Indian diaspora. B.S. Ghuman is Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has authored two books and 64 papers. Educational administration is one of his abiding interests among others, including study of governance, public policy, and public enterprises. Shital Parkash is a retired Professor of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He also served as Honorary Director of the Centre for Work Study in Educational Administration. He has five books to his credit.