Akepogu Jammanna obtained his postgraduate degree in History from the University of Hyderabad, India, and received his doctoral degree from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India, in 2011. He was the recipient of a fellowship from the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) and a post-doctoral fellowship from the University Grants Commission, India. He has published several articles in both national and international journals, and his research focuses on various issues related to the Dalit community and Buddhism.Pasala Sudhakar obtained his postgraduate degree in History from the Sri Venkateswara University, India, and received his doctoral degree from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India. He is Professor in the Department of History at Sri Krishnadevaraya University, where he has also served as the Head of the Department of History, Chairman of the Board in the Department, and as Director of Distance Education. He is a human rights activist, and also served as the Registrar of Damodaram Sanjeevaiah National Law University. He is currently serving as the General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh History Congress, and his research has been published in both national and international journals.