NITIN SINHA is Senior Research Fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin. He was the principal investigator of a three-year project (2015–18) entitled, ‘Domestic Servants in Colonial South Asia’, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). A regular contributor to the Wire and various journals, he has written Communication and Colonialism in Eastern India: Bihar, 1760s–1880s and co-edited two volumes of Servants’ Pasts on the history of domestic servants in India. He has taught at the universities of Humboldt and York, among other institutions. He recently won the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant for his project on a social history of time in South Asia.