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Vikas Kumar


Vikas Kumar is Associate Professor at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. He is the author of Numbers as Political Allies: The Census in Jammu and Kashmir (Cambridge University Press, 2023) and Waiting for a Christmas Gift: Essays on Politics, Elections and Media in Nagaland (Heritage Publishing House, 2023) and the co-author of Numbers in India's Periphery: The Political Economy of Government Statistics (Cambridge University Press, 2020). He curated the exhibitions Counting and Controlling Population: Postal Services, Census & Family Planning in Post-colonial India, 1951–2011 (Bangalore International Centre, January 2023) and Baba Saheb: An Extraordinary Philatelic Journey (1966−2022) (India International Centre, New Delhi, June 2022).

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