Virgil Miedema and Stephanie Spaid Miedema
Virgil Miedema and Stephanie Spaid Miedema, father and daughter, lived in India in the waning years of the twentieth century and the early years of the new century. While working and studying in New Delhi, they soon became acquainted with Mussoorie and Landour. Treasured leisure time there, away from the heat and bustle of New Delhi, combined with an interest in British colonial history, led to this book.
After over thirty years in Asia (Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia and India) as a teacher, economic development officer and agro-marketing businessman, Virgil is now retired and living in the United States. Stephanie is a social science researcher focused on gender equality and women’s rights across South and South-east Asia. She received her BA in international relations from Mount Holyoke College (USA) and her MA in international studies and diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (UK). Stephanie recently completed several years of UN-funded research in the Asia-Pacific region and is now pursuing doctoral studies in the United States.