Saul Mullard, D.Phil (2009) in Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, is currently a Research Associate at the Crh. Michelsen Institur=te in Bergen, Norway. He has authored several publications on the social history of Sikkim, on issues ranging from social regulation, compulsory labour, social stratification including issues of ethnicity and social status, migration and the social transformation of Sikkim from obligation labour to wage labour His current research interests include social and economic change in South Asia.