Freedom: Individual and Social is written by Ven. P.A. Payutto. Prayudh Payutto is better known by his present monastic title of Somdet Phra Buddhakosajarn who is a well-known Thai Buddhist monk, a prolific writer, and an intellectual.
Prayudh has lectured and published on a wide range of Buddhist issues including the role of women in Buddhism and the relationship between Buddhism and the environment