Crispin Bates is Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and Director of the Centre for South Asiannbsp;Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He has published extensively on tribal, peasant and labour history in India and the history of Indian overseas migration. Hisnbsp;publications include Subalterns and Raj: South Asia since 1600 (2007); (with Subho Basu) Rethinking Indian Political Institutions (2005), Beyond Representation:nbsp;Constructions of Identity in Colonial and Postcolonial India (2005), and (with Alpa Shah) Savage Attack: Tribal Insurgency in India (2014). Between 2006 and 2008, henbsp;was the Principal Investigator in a major Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded research project concerning the Indian Uprising, based at the Universitynbsp;of Edinburgh.Paul R Brass is Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has published numerous books andnbsp;articles on comparative and South Asian politics, ethnic politics, and collective violence. His work has been based on extensive field research in India duringnbsp;numerous visits since 1961.nbsp; He has been a University of Washington faculty member and Professor, Department of Political Science, and The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies sincenbsp;1965. He received his BA in 1958, Government, Harvard College; his MA in 1959, Political Science, University of Chicago; and his PhD in 1964, Political Science,nbsp;University of Chicago.nbsp; His teaching specializations include: comparative politics (South Asia), ethnicity and nationalism, as well as collective violence.nbsp; Prof. Brass has received Fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, 1994-95; Faculty Research Fellowships, American Institutenbsp;of Indian Studies: 1993, 1982- 83, 1973, 1966-76; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1972-73; Grants for Research on South Asia, American Council ofnbsp;Learned Societies and Social Science Research Council, 1966-67, 1973-74, 1977-78, 1982-83, amongst others.nbsp; In 2008, Brass received the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Emeritus Fellowship.nbsp; In 2012, Professor Brass was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship grant for the academic year 2012-13, which allowed him to carry out further researchnbsp;in India during his stay of nine months. During that period he was affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Developing societies, Delhi.