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219 Contributors Abbas Amanat is professor of history and international studies and director of the Iranian Studies Initiative at Yale University. His books include Resurrection and Renewal: Making of the Babi Movement in Iran; Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy; and Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi‘ism. He is coeditor of Is There a Middle East? The Evolution of a Geopolitical Concept and Iran Facing Others : Identity Boundaries in a Historical Perspective. Imre Galambos is university lecturer in Pre-Modern Chinese studies at Cambridge University. He is coauthor (with Sam van Schaik) of Manuscripts and Travellers: The Sino-Tibetan Documents of a Tenth-Century Buddhist Pilgrim. Nile Green is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and founding director of the UCLA Program on Central Asia. His books include Islam and the Army in Colonial India: Sepoy Religion in the Service of Empire; Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, winner of the Albert Hourani Award from the Middle East Studies Association and the A.K. Coomaraswamy Award from the Association for Asian Studies; Sufism: A Global History; and Afghanistan in Ink: Literature between Diaspora and Nation (coedited with Nushin Arbabzadah). Laura Hostetler is professor of history at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Qing Colonial Enterprise: Ethnography and Cartography in Early Modern China and The Art of Ethnography: A Miao Album of Guizhou Province (coauthored with David M. Deal). Arash Khazeni teaches Middle Eastern and North African history at Pomona College, California. His publications include Tribes and Empire on the Margins of NineteenthCentury Iran, recipient of the Middle East Studies Association’s Houshang Pourshariati Book Award. Tanya Merchant is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the University of California , Santa Cruz, whose research interests include music’s intersection with issues of nationalism, gender, identity, and the postcolonial situation. With a geographical focus on Central Asia and the Balkans, she has conducted fieldwork in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is an avid performer on both the Uzbek dutar and the baroque bassoon, and has given concerts with ensembles in the U.S., England, and Uzbekistan. Her recent publications include articles on Uzbek popular, folk, and traditional musics, which appear in journals such as Cahiers de Musiques Traditionnelles, Image and Narrative, and Popular Music and Society. 220 | Contributors Ron Sela is associate professor of Central Asian history in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of The Legendary Biographies of Tamerlane: Islam and Heroic Apocrypha in Central Asia and Ritual and Authority in Central Asia: The Khan’s Inauguration Ceremony and coeditor (with Scott C. Levi) of Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Historical Sources (Indiana University Press, 2010). Sanjay Subrahmanyam is professor and Doshi Chair of Indian History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of nearly twentyfive books, including Writing the Mughal World; Three Ways to Be Alien: Travails and Encounters in the Early Modern World; and Courtly Encounters: Translating Courtliness and Violence in Early Modern Eurasia. Kate Teltscher is reader in English literature at the University of Roehampton, London. She is the author of India Inscribed: European and British Writing on India 1600–1800 and The High Road to China: George Bogle, The Panchen Lama and the First British Expedition to Tibet. She edited the first scholarly edition of Yule and Burnell’s HobsonJobson , the encyclopaedic glossary of British India. Ronald Vroon is professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UCLA. He is the author of two monographs on the poetry of Velimir Khlebnikov and editor of a variorum edition of Aleksandr Sumarokov’s odes and elegies. ...


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