2019 PhD, History, SOAS University of London
2013 Masters, History, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom
2008 Bachelors, History, University of Delhi, New Delhi
Countries: India, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom
States: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka (India), Northern, North Central and Eastern (Sri Lanka)
Cities: Chennai, Bangalore and Jaffna
Languages: Tamil, Kannada, Hindi
Aditya has recently completed his PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His study examined rivers, experts and the economic life in colonial and postcolonial India. He is interested in writing environmental histories of the present, the geographies of natural resource exploitation and the increasing intersection between urbanisation and the environment. Aditya is Post-Doctoral fellow as part of a Global Challenge Research Fund grant looking to make cities in the global south sustainable.
His two long term projects include adapting the PhD dissertation, which was on the history of large dams on the Cauvery River, into a book, and developing a relatively new postdoctoral project on urban water, public health and non-human life in cities across the Bay of Bengal.