Abhishek Kaicker

Assistant Professor


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



“Petitions and Local Politics in the Late Mughal Empire: The View from Kol, 1741.” Modern Asian Studies 53, no. 1 (2019): 21–51. doi:10.1017/S0026749X17000312.

"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.

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