SaulPhotoSaul Mullard is a researcher at EPHE (École Pratiques des Hautes Études), where he is currently working on the Social History of the Sikkimese Himalaya based on archival material from the Sikkimese Palace Archive. His principal research foci are on the taxation and administrative organisation of Sikkim, frontiers and boundaries in state, inter-state and non-state spaces and ethnicity and stratification in 17th-20th century Sikkim.

Main publications:

2013. (ed) Critical Readings on The History of Tibet and her Foreign Relations (Volumes I-V). Leiden Brill.

2012. ‘Constructing the Maṇḍala: The State formation of Sikkim and the rise of a national historical narrative’. In Balikci, A and McKay, A. (eds) Buddhist Himalaya: Studies in Religion, History and Culture. Gangtok: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

2012. ‘Tibetan and Sikkimese Relations: The Gam pa Dispute’. In Vitali, R. (ed) Studies on the history and literature of Tibet and the Himalaya. Kathmandu: Vajra publications.

2011. Opening the Hidden Land: State formation and the Construction of Historical Narratives. Leiden: Brill

2010 Mullard, S. And Wongchuk, H. Royal Records: A Catalogue of The Sikkimese Palace Archives. Andiast: International Institute of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.

2006a ‘The “Tibetan” formation of Sikkim: Religion, politics and the construction of a coronation myth’. Bulletin of Tibetology, Vol. 41 No.2: Gangtok, Sikkim.

2006b ‘A History from the Hidden Land: Some preliminary remarks on a seventeenth century Sikkimese chronicle’. Bulletin of Tibetology, Vol. 41 No.1: Gangtok, Sikkim.