Tanmoy Sharma is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Yale University. He studies resource extraction, agrarian transformation and the attendant cultural articulations by focusing on the past and the present of Northeast India. Working at the intersection of political economy, ecology and semiotics, his ongoing research examines the nature of Indian energy corporations, present-day tea plantations and peasant politics in order to understand the on-the-ground realities of economic development projects in South Asia. More broadly, his academic interests include history and philosophy of science; economic history; political and legal anthropology; and linguistic anthropology. Before coming to Yale in 2017, he studied physics for a BSc (Honors) at Delhi University, and sociology for MA and MPhil at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. For his MPhil dissertation, he worked on the politics of large dams and its effects on riparian life in India.