Ashutosh Salilis a serving bureaucrat, a Maharashtra cadre IAS officer. He is an alumnus of National Law School and Harvard Law School, and a Fulbright scholar. During his postings in the interiors of Maharashtra, he came across the people profiled in Being the Change. Their selfless work and courage in the face of hardships deeply touched Salil and inspired him to write.
Barkha Mathur is a senior journalist from Nagpur, who, over the past two decades, has covered the people whose stories appear in Being the Change. She hopes that the book will inspire the youth to learn the true essence of service as practised by Bapu.