Author Biography

Arik Moran (D.Phil. Oxford) is Lecturer in South Asian History at the University of Haifa, Israel. His research concerns modern West Himalayan history, oral tradition, social memory, and the socio-political aspects of highland religion. He has published several papers on these and related topics, and is currently investigating the uses of history in oral traditions from Himachal Pradesh as part of a Marie Curie Fellowship granted by the European Commission (FP7- 334489). He is also Book Reviews Editor at the European Bulletin of Himalayan Research.

Catherine Warner (Ph.D. History, University of Washington) is currently a College Fellow in the Departments of South Asian Studies and History at Harvard University. Her dissertation (2014) focuses on circulation, sovereignty and border-crossing in the making of the India-Nepal borderland from 1780 to 1930. Her research and teaching interests include exploring connected histories of South Asia, migration and circulation, the intersections of gender, social and economic history, and methodologies and theories for reading literature from a historical perspective.


We wish to thank Sara Shneiderman, Sienna Craig, and Mark Turin for their feedback and encouragement on this special issue, the contributing authors without whom it would not have seen light, and the anonymous reviewers.

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