Pratyay Nath is Assistant Professor of History, Ashoka University, and Associate Dean, AshokaX. His research lies at the crossroads of environmental history, military history, and imperial history, with a focus on early modern South Asia. He is the author of Climate of Conquest: War, Environment, and Empire in Mughal North India (Oxford University Press, 2019); and with Kaustubh Mani Sengupta, the co-editor of ইতিহাসের বিতর্ক, বিতর্কের ইতিহাসঃ অতীতের ভারত ও আজকের গবেষণা [Debates of History, History of Debates: Past India and Present Research] (Ananda Publications, 2022). His latest publications include ‘Looking beyond the Military Revolution: Variations in Early Modern Warfare and the Mughal Case’, Journal of Military History 86, no. 1 (2022): 9-31, and ‘What is Military Labour? War, Logistics, and the Mughals in Early Modern South Asia’, War in History 28, no. 4 (2021): 736-754. He is one of the editors of The Medieval History Journal. He writes in English and Bengali. Nath is currently writing his second monograph, which analyses the military campaigns during the reign of the third Mughal emperor Akbar, and their roles in the overall process of empire-building. His forthcoming publications include the co-edited volume (with Meena Bhargava) The Early Modern in South Asia: Querying Modernity, Periodization, and History (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2022) and the edited volume War and Society in South Asia, 1000-1800: A Reader (Orient Blackswan, forthcoming in 2023). His ongoing projects include editing a special issue on ‘environment and empire in the early modern world’ for Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient; co-editing (with Ranabir Chakravarti) a collection of essays on the history of the horse in South Asia for Routledge; and co-editing another collection of essays (with Kaustubh Mani Sengupta) on recent methodological shifts and innovations in South Asian historiography.