Himani Upadhyaya’s research interests lie at the interface of environmental history, history of science and the growing body of scholarship on Himalayan histories. She received her MPhil and MA in modern Indian history from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and her B.A. (Hons.) in History from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. Her MPhil dissertation explored the themes of colonial power and knowledge in the west-Himalayan borderland of British Kumaon and western Tibet in the 19th century. Before starting her PhD at Ashoka University, she worked as research associate on the Sacred Himalaya Initiative of the New School, New York and as research consultant on the Transboundary Landscapes Programme (Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative) of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu.