Pustak Ghimire is a researcher at Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie Nanterre, France, on an Agence Nationale de la Recherche program (“Making invisible powers present in the Himalayas”). His Ph.D. dissertation (2010 École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) dealt with hierarchies, conflicting values and recomposed identities in a locality in the hills of eastern Nepal. His current research focuses on rural violence, power-justice and social regulations, the impact of migration, modernity and globalization, inter-ethnic and inter-caste relations, and the mutations of religious feeling in Nepal. His forthcoming book, Contested Primacies, is to be published in 2016. He currently teaches Nêpali culture, literature, and society at National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) Paris.