Areas of Interest & Expertise
Histories of Capitalism, Ecology and Conflict in Himalayas, Questions of becoming/belonging/Identity, particularly the Intersections of Region, Religion, Gender and Caste
Amit Kumar is a faculty with the School of Arts and Sciences.
Amit is a historian of Modern South Asia focusing on the history of Jammu and Kashmir. His work has been related to the socio-economic history of the textile industry of Kashmir.
Publications and Writings
- ‘Marginality and Historiography: The Case of Kashmir’s History’, (Special Article) Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), September 26, 2015, Vol. no. 39 co-authored with Fayaz A. Dar
- ‘The politics of Pre-Election Riots: The case of Kishtwar Communal Clashes’, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) Vol. XLIX, no. 8, 22 February, 2014
- Amit Kumar (2019): Romila Thapar, Rāmīn Ğahānbiglū and Neeladri Bhattacharya, Talking History, Society and Culture in South Asia, 5(1) 155 – 168, 2019
- mit Kumar (2017): Imagining Kashmir: emplotment and colonialism, Contemporary South Asia, (ahead of print), DOI: 10. 1080⁄09584935.2017.1362205
- ‘History as Politics: On Writing Past’, Wande Magazine, 25th May, 2018.
- Review of ‘Amarnath Yatra: A militarized pilgrimage’ a report by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society Srinagar and Equations, Bangalore’ Wande Magazine, 10th June, 2017.
- ‘Dutch Election Results a Temporary and Tiny Relief from the Right-Wing Onslaught,’ An interview with Historian Gijs Kessler about the Dutch elections 2017, Outlook Magazine, 12th April, 2017.
- ‘Convoluted Understanding of Kashmir Emerges from a Horrible Understanding of Its History’ A response to Ashis Nandy on the Kashmir crisis. Outlook Magazine, 06 September, 2016.
Forthcoming Book titled, Artisans, Capital and the State: The Global History of Kashmiri Textile Industries 1820 – 1960 with Taylor and Francis (Routledge) Pvt. Ltd.