Fossil by Siddharth Pandey – Lost Rocks (41)
- Lost Rocks
- 2021 ISBN 9780648915966
- 93 pages
- 18 × 11 × 1 cm
Here in the Himalayas, / the hands of the Earth are / still at work — // Granting and grinding, / scraping and sifting, / pleating and plastering, / casting and climbing.
Siddharth Pandey is a Research Fellow in Global History at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany. Pandey’s research straddles English literature, cultural studies, global history, heritage conservation, visual arts, materiality studies and geohumanities. Hailing from the Himalayas of Shimla in North India, he completed his Bachelors (H), Masters (MA) and MPhil in English Literature from the University of Delhi (India), after which he joined the University of Cambridge for a second MPhil in Children’s Literature from 2012-13. He recently completed his PhD (2019) at Cambridge, that studied the ways in which ‘making’ in its myriad forms (like human craftsmanship and non-human growth) impacts the genesis of ‘wonder’ in secondary worlds of fantasy literature. In 2019 Pandey was a Visiting Scholar at Yale University’s Centre for British Art.