Prof. Christian W. Troll (b.1937, Berlin), studied philosophy and theology at the Universities of Bonn and Tübingen. During his further studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, he travelled widely to meet Muslims in Iran, Pakistan and India.
From 1976 – 1988 Prof. Troll taught Islam and Christian-Muslim relations at Vidyajyoti Institute of Religious Studies, New Delhi. He also taught at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Birmingham and was professor from 1993-1999 at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome. He has been for many years member of the Sub-Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims of the Catholic Church and member of the Commission of the German Bishops’ Conference for Interreligious Dialogue.
Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, Padma Shri is Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India. He is former Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Head Department of Islamic Studies and the Honorary Director, Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies at Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. He was also the editor of four scholarly journals published by the same Institute. Prof. Wasey has travelled widely and his writings are translated into Arabic, Persian and French languages.