MARGRIT PERNAU is Senior Researcher at the Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. She studied History and Public Law at the University of Saarland and University of Heidelberg where she took her PhD in 1991. From 1997 to 2003, Margrit Pernau conducted research in Delhi on “Plural Identities of Muslims in Old-Delhi in the 19th century" and has been research fellow at the Social Science Research Center in Berlin and at the Modern Orient Centre in Berlin. Beyond the history of emotions, her areas of interest include modern Indian history, the history of modern Islam, historical semantics, comparative studies, and translation studies.