Prof. D.N. Tripathi retired as Head, Department of Ancient History, Archaeology and Culture, and as Director, Rahul Peeth, Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh. He was Fellow of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla from 1999 to 2002; and during September-October 2003, he was Visiting Professor, British Academy, UK. He was Chairman, ICHR, from 2004 to 2007. Professor Tripathi, a postgraduate in Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology from Allahabad University (1958), studied Greek language from Athens University, Greece in 1970s and took Doctorate on Bronzework of Greece, from Southampton University (UK) in 1976. Besides various foreign scholarships and participation in international conferences and seminars, he has organized important national and international seminars. Having taught for four decades and guiding doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, he has authored a number of research papers and books on Indian and Greek studies, and delivered series of lectures in universities in UK, USA and Greece. His books include Bronzework of Mainland Greece from 2600 BC to 1450 BC (1987), Archaeology and Tradition (1988), Cultural Interactions Between India and Greece (1996), and Hinduism and Hellenism (2004). Prof. R.C. Agrawal (b. 1947) served the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in various capacities and retired as its Joint Director General. He was Member Secretary, ICHR from 2001 to 2003 and has been closely associated with many academic bodies. He has published research papers and books on art, archeology and paintings. Dr. P.K. Shukla has served Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) in different capacities since 1973 and was its Member Secretary from 2004 to 2008. He has to his credit more than thirty research papers relating to peasants, tribals, and agrarian issues in Modern India, communal mobilization, politics and nationalism.