I'm currently an Editor at the Museum of Art of Photography, Bangalore. My first book, Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from the Chalukyas to the Cholas, has just been published by Juggernaut to widespread critical acclaim.
My work covers a variety of areas, from history to networked societies and technology governance, and my writings have been published in Mint, The Print, The Deccan Herald, The New Indian Express, and Pragati. I host two podcasts: Echoes of India and YUDDHA: The Indian Military History Podcast.
I aim to make critical scholarship on ancient and medieval India accessible to the public, with an emphasis on culture and society. I tackle nationalist-political rewritings of the history of one-sixth of humanity by emphasising the complicated, relatable lives that our ancestors lived. My podcast has been featured in The Hindu, The New Indian Express, and Midday Mumbai among others.
I'm available for commissioned writing, editing, podcasts, and talks on a variety of topics. I've previously spoken and hosted events at the Bangalore International Centre and Bikaner House; conducted a workshop at the Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore; been a guest speaker at the University of Iowa and the University of Texas at Arlington, and have made guest appearances on multiple podcasts, including Wonders of the World, The Ancients, Love What You Love, and The Musafir Stories.