Jagdish Lal Dawar is the head of the Department of History and Ethnography at Mizoram University in India. He specializes in the intellectual history of modern India, tribal cultures of northeast India, and literature and history. He earned an MA in English Literature from Delhi University in 1975 and an MA in History from Rajasthan University in 1980. In 1984, he received his MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, from where he also received his PhD in 1991. Lal Dawar has over twenty years of teaching experience. He is one of the founding members of the history department at Arunachal University, Itanagar and the founder of the Department of History and Ethnography there. He has published a number of articles in regional, national, and international journals. In 2003, he published a book entitled Cultural Identity of Tribes of Northeast India: Movement for Cultural Identity among the Adis of Arunachal Pradesh. Currently, Lal Dawar is interested in the environmental history of northeast India.