V Vinay Kumar

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Caste
  • Gender & Queer Studies
  • Indian writing in English
  • South Indian cinema & pop culture


I teach reading and writing courses at The Language Centre in the School of Arts and Sciences. I’ve previously worked as a freelance journalist, translator, and photographer, and wrote for The News Minute, The Ladies Finger and Feminism in India regularly. I got my master’s degree from The University of Hyderabad in 2019.

I’m working on a couple of projects that are using food as a medium to explore how caste and gender operate in peri-urban Bangalore. I enjoy taking long walks through the city and interacting with the rapidly growing and changing population.



Vinay Kumar V, (2020, September 22). Blood Fry & Other Dalit Recipes from My Childhood. The Goya Journal. https://​www​.goya​.in/​b​l​o​g​/​b​l​o​o​d​-​f​r​y​-​o​t​h​e​r​-​r​e​c​i​p​e​s​-​f​r​o​m​-​m​y​-​d​a​l​i​t​-​c​h​i​l​dhood

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