Author Biography

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The 2007 research was funded by the American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship for Dissertation Research. Pre-dissertation research in Darjeeling during 2005 was funded by Princeton University’s Program in Urbanization and Migration and the Office of Population Research as well as Rutgers University’s Special Opportunity Grant. Special thanks to research assistant and collaborator Upashna Rai, Dr. Laura M. Ahearn, Dr. Debarati Sen, and Karen and Jonathan Lovitt for their valuable comments and insights on various aspects of this research.

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