HimanshuPrabha Ray is Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford and Anneliese Maier Fellow, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. She is former Chairperson of the National Monuments Authority, Ministry of Culture in New Delhi, India, and former Professor in the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. Her research interests include Maritime History and Archaeology of the Indian Ocean, the History of Archaeology in South and Southeast Asia and the Archaeology of Religion in Asia. Her earlier edited books on the subject include Bridging the Gulf: Maritime Cultural Heritage of the Western Indian Ocean, India International Centre &Manohar Publishers: New Delhi, 2016; Indian World Heritage Sites in Context, National Monuments Authority and Aryan Books International: New Delhi, 2014; Mausam: Maritime Cultural Landscapes Across the Indian Ocean, National Monuments Authority and Aryan Books International: New Delhi, 2014.
Susan Verma Mishra is Senior Fellow, Dr. Desai Endowment Fund, ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharajVastuSangrahalaya, Mumbai and joint author of The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces: The Temple in Western India (2nd century bce to 8th century ce), Routledge, London-New York, 2017.