Ashutosh Kumar is a historian of Global South. After finishing his PhD from Department of History, University of Delhi in 2012, he taught for two and half years at University of Delhi. He received prestigious SEPHIS Fellowship (South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development, a Government of Netherlands funded programme) during his PhD. He was fellow at various prestigious institutions of the world such as at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi, the Centre for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University and at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He has published many books, and articles in international peer reviewed journals. His most recent publications include Coolies of the Empire: Indentured Indians in the Sugar Colonies, 1830-1920’, Cambridge University Press, 2017 and ‘The Indian Labour Diaspora’ (authored with Professor Crispin Bates), Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
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