Arkotong Longkumer is Senior Lecturer in Modern Asia at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is the author of The Greater India Experiment: Hindutva and the Northeast published by Stanford University Press (Indian edition, Navayana 2022), which was long-listed for the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay New India Foundation Book Prize 2021. He is also the author of The Poetry of Resistance: The Heraka Movement of Northeast India (NESRC, 2016) and co-author of an Open Access book, Indigenous Religion(s): Local Grounds, Global Networks (Routledge 2020). He co-edited a special issue on Neo-Hindutva published by Contemporary South Asia (2018). He is the recipient of the British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2017-18), and Visiting Fellowships to The Arctic University of Norway. He was the Principal Investigator on a 3-year funded project by the Leverhulme Trust on Gurus and Media, and from November 2022 he will be the Principal Investigator on a 4-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Decolonising the Museum: Digital Repatriation of the Gaidinliu Collection from the UK to India.