Ujjwal Kumar Singh is Reader, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has been a Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi (2002-2004), and taught earlier at Hindu College, Delhi University, and Panjab University, Chandigarh. Dr Singh has previously published Political Prisoners in India (1998, 2001). He has written and published extensively on laws and institutions, electoral governance and issues concerning democratic rights. He is currently engaged in editing a volume on Peace and Human Rights: Ideas, Institutions and Movements.