Prakash Kumar

Tandem Fellow in the History of Knowledge & Knowledge Cultures
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

Biographical Summary

Prakash Kumar is an Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies at Pennsylvania State University. He received his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004. He spent two years as a postdoc at Yale University’s History Department, and was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Colorado State, before joining Penn State in 2014. He is the author of Indigo Plantations and Science in Colonial India (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012) and is now working on two monographs on agrarian and rural histories in India.

Main Areas of Interest

  • Modern South Asia
  • History of Development
  • U.S. and India
  • Modernization
  • Agrarian History
  • History of Science