Mukta S. Tamang is an anthropologist affiliated with the  Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University. His major areas of work include indigenous people’s issues, history and identity, participation, human rights and social inclusion. He received his doctoral degree from Cornell University, New York, and is currently a Research Fellow at the New School for Social Research at New York. He has also served as Visiting Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.