Marina Carter obtained her doctorate in history from the University of Oxford. She was a Research Fellow working on the Indian Uprising in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, and is currently an Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh University’s Centre for South Asian Studies. She has published extensively in the field of Asian migration and in particular on the Mascarene islands. Some of her publications include, Servants, Sirdars and Settlers: Indians in Mauritius 1834-74 (Oxford University Press, 1995); with Khal Torabully, Coolitude: An Anthology of the Indian Labour Diaspora (Anthem Press 2002); with Crispin Bates, Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857 (Sage 2017). She also works as a freelance editor, public historian and heritage consultant.