S. R. ASHTON (Ph. D., London) is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He is author of British Policy Towards the Indian States, 1905-1939, and General Editor of the British Documents on the End of Empire Project, and co-editor of Imperial Policy and Colonial Practice, 1925-1945.
GLEN BALFOUR-PAUL (MA, Oxford) served in the Middle East during the Second World War and then for a decade in the Sudan Political Service. He has been Ambassador in Iraq, Jordan, and Tunisia. He is a Research Fellow at Exeter University and the author of The End of Empire in the Middle East.
PETER JOHN BROBST (Ph. D., Texas) prepared the draft maps for this volume. He is author of The Official Mind of the Great Game: Sir Olaf Caroe, Indian Independence, and World Power, 1939-1945 (forthcoming), as well as articles in the Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.
JUDITH M. BROWN (Ph. D., Cambridge) is Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth, and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. She is author of Gandhi's Rise to Power: Indian Politics, 1915-1922; Gandhi and Civil Disobedience: The Mahatma in Indian Politics; Modern India: The Origins of Asian Democracy; Gandhi: Prisoner of Hope; and co-editor of Migration: The Asian Experience.
JOHN W. CELL (Ph. D., Duke) is Professor of History at Duke University. His books include British Colonial Administration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century; By Kenya Possessed; The Highest State of White Supremacy: The Origins of Segregation in South Africa and the American South; and Hailey: A Study in British Imperialism, 1872-1969.
ANTHONY CLAYTON (Ph. D., St. Andrews) Chevalier dans l'Ordre de Palmes Académiques, is a Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University, and former Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is author of The British Empire as Superpower, 1919-1939; The Zanzibar Revolution and its Aftermath; and Counter-Insurgency in Kenya, 1952-1956.