Pratyoush Onta is a historian based at Martin Chautari. He has written about Nepali nationalism, Gurkha history, institutions, area studies, the politics of knowledge production, media and education. He is the founding editor of the journals Studies in Nepali History and Society (est. 1996) and Media Adhyayan (est. 2006, in Nepali; now renamed Samaj Adhyayan).