Abhishek Kaicker

Assistant Professor
Office Hours: 
Thursday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. by appt. (Spring 2018)
3216 Dwinelle
(510) 643-3147

PhD, Columbia University, 2014

MA, University of British Columbia, 2006

BA, Macalester College, 2004

Research Interests: 

Early modern and modern South Asia; politics and culture in the Mughal Empire; 20th-century world history.


Fellowships, Grants, Awards

Milton Fund, Harvard University, 2014

Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University, 2013-16


Office Hours

Thursday, 1-3; please make an appointment at the link below.

https://goo.gl/3FR15l (Links to an external site.)

Representative Publications: 

The Promises and Perils of Courtly Poetry: The Case of Mir ʿAbd al-Jalil Bilgrami (1660-1725) in the Late Mughal Empire

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, Volume 61, Issue 3, pages 327 – 360 Publication Year : 2018

"Prehistory of a Colonial Middle Class" (Review of Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-Century Delhi by Margrit Pernau (New Delhi: Oxford University Press), 2013), Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIX No. 50, December 13, 2014