Anukta Gairola completed her graduation in History (hons.) from Miranda House, Delhi University, after which she pursued her Master degree course in History specializing in Medieval Indian History from Department of History, Delhi University. Currently she is pursuing an M.Phil programme from the Department of History, Delhi University. Her dissertation deals with the Mughal-Garhwal relationship during the 17th and 18th century and the impact of Mughal ideas into the society, culture and state formation in the region of Garhwal. She is keenly interested in understanding the society and culture of Central Himalayan region.