This report was researched and written by Smita Narula, senior researcher for the Asia division of Human Rights Watch. Research and writing assistance was provided by Puja Dhawan, Nandini Ramnath, and Jonathan Horowitz, program associate for Human Rights Watch. The report was edited by Joe Saunders, deputy director of the Asia division of Human Rights Watch, James Ross, senior legal advisor, Mike McClintock, deputy program director, and Saman Zia-Zarifi, Academic Freedom program director. Production assistance was provided by Jonathan Horowitz and Patrick Minges, publications director. The cover design was provided by John Emerson, web advocate.
Human Rights Watch would like to thank the following people and organizations for their generous assistance: the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights, the International Dalit Solidarity Network, the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism, Ibrahima Kane and Chidi Odinkalu of Interights, Peter Prove of the Lutheran World Federation, and Margaret O'Grady of Anti-Slavery International.
Finally, we acknowledge with appreciation the support of the Ford Foundation, which provided funding that has enabled Human Rights Watch to pursue caste-related research and advocacy.