Kodai Konishi: Born in 1975 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Research Fellow formerly at Oriental Research Institute, University of Tokyo, now at Centre for Contemporary Indian Area Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, obtaining Ph.D degree in social anthropology. Also studied at J.N. University, New Delhi under the Government of India Scholarship. Has conducted extensive fieldworks in social anthropology among the Bhils in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India, also in Bali Island, Indonesia, as well. Contributed many essays in major academic journals and the relevant publications, often as a co-author.