Margrit Pernau is Senior Researcher at the Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and extra-ordinary professor at Freie Universität Berlin. She studied History and Public Law at the University of Saarland and University of Heidelberg. 1997-2003 Margrit Pernau conducted research in Delhi on the history of the Muslims of Delhi in the 19th century, which has resulted in the book Ashraf into Middle Classes. Muslims in 19th century Delhi came out with OUP in 2013. She has been research fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin, the Modern Orient Centre in Berlin, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Freiburg, the EHESS in Paris and the University of Pennsylvania. She has published a number of edited volumes, among which The Delhi College. Traditional Elites, the Colonial State and Education before 1857 (Delhi, OUP 2006), an edition of translated Persian newsletters from early 19th century Delhi (with Yunus Jaffery, Delhi, OUP, 2009). Her most recent book (with Helge Jordheim et al.), Civilizing Emotions. Concepts in Nineteenth Century Asia and Europe, came out with OUP Oxford in 2015. She is co-editor of Monsoon feelings: A history of emotions in the rain (with Imke Rajamani and Katherine Schofield) which come out with Niyogi Books, Delhi. Besides, she has written numerous articles on the history of emotions, modern Indian history, historical semantics, comparative studies, and translation studies.