College / Department

Teaching areas

World History, History of South Asia, Modern Asian History, Indian Ocean World

Research areas

Maritime History, History of South Asia, Indian Ocean Trade, Merchant Networks, Maritime Labor


B.E. (Computer Science), Madurai Kamaraj University, 2000
M.A. (Intl. Policy Studies), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, 2004
M.A. (History), University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Ph.D. (History), University of Texas at Austin, 2016

Professional experience

Researcher, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey, CA, 2004-07.
ASIANetwork Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Asian History, Wabash College, IN, USA, 2016-17.


American Historical Association, Mid-Atlantic Regional Association for Asian Studies, Forum for European Expansion and Global Interactions, Society for Advancing the History of South Asia
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