I am a historian and I work in the following areas: 1. History of Modern India 2. Colonialism and the British Empire 3. Labour Market and Labour Conditions 4. Education History 5. History of Capitalism and Inequality 6. Caste and Social History
I frequently write for newspapers and give broadcast interviews on topics of contemporary relevance.
I have published essays with The Wire, Scroll, Aeon. Some of my writings: 2021 A World Divided by Time, The Telegraph, 30 September. 2021 What the Colonial History of Indian Carpentry Tells Us About the State's Role in Nurturing Professions, The Wire with Dr. Amanda Lanzillo, https://thewire.in/history/carpentry-in-colonial-india, 17th August. 2021 What the Colonial History of Carpentry tells us about the State's Role in Nurturing Professions (with Amanda Lanzillo), The Wire, https://thewire.in/history/carpentry-in-colonial-india 2021 A Scandinavian 'Nabob' of the British Empire: The Discovery of a New Colonial Archive, The Wire, https://thewire.in/history/sweden-british-empire-joseph-stephens 2020 Casteism Continues to Thrive among Indians Abroad, Scroll.in with Dr. Amrita Gosh, https://scroll.in/global/970262/casteism-continues-to-thrive-among-indians-abroad-through-surnames 2019 Bombay Nights: Night Schools and the Dreams of Bombay Workers, Aeon, https://aeon.co/essays/night-school-and-the-dreams-of-bombays-factory-workers
More information can be found on Dr Kumar's webpage.
Consultancy and Research: Dr Kumar is happy to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.