Projit Bihari Mukharji is Professor in the department of History at Ashoka University and a Professor in History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD from School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. His research focuses on the histories of science and medicine in modern South Asia. Mukharji is the author of Nationalizing the Body: The Medical Market, Print and Daktari Medicine (London, 2009), Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies and Braided Sciences (Chicago, 2016) and, most recently, Brown Skins, White Coats: Race Science in India, 1920-66 (Chicago, 2022). His articles have appeared in journals such as IESHR, JAS, CSSH, History of Science, Osiris, Technology & Culture, Bulletin of the History of Medicine. He has served as the editor-in-chief of History Compass and associate editor of South Asian History & Culture. He is currently the co-editor of Osiris, associate editor of Asian Medicine and book reviews editor for Isis.
Bodhisattva Kar is Senior Lecturer in Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Before joining the UCT in 2012, he taught and held fellowships at Amsterdam, Berlin, Calcutta, Mexico City, Oxford, and Paris. He received his PhD from JNU. His research interests include histories of development and disciplines; primitivism; nineteenth and early twentieth-century history of South and South East Asia; connected and comparative histories of frontiers; nationalist formations; and joint–stock companies. Kar's work tries to bring together economic and cultural histories into conversation, explore the anti-identitarian potential of the discipline, and develop an ethic of approaching the non-historical without giving up on the delights of the archive. His is the author of What is in a Name?: Politics of Spatial Imagination in Colonial Assam (Guwahati: Centre for Northeast India, South and Southeast Asia Studies, Omeo Kumar Das Institute for Social Change and Development, 2004) and co-editor (with Partha Chatterjee and Tapati Guha-Thakurta) of New Cultural Histories of India: Materiality and Practices (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013).