B.A. (Jawaharlal Nehru University);
M.A. (Jawaharlal Nehru University);
M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University);
Ph.D. Candidate (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Aquil is a historian by training. He has secured his B.A. (Hons.), M.A. and M.Phil. from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the Centre for Historical Studies (CHS), JNU. He has taught previously at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture, prior to moving to JGLS.
Additionally, he has worked for Indian Institute for Dalit Studies, and has experience in policy advocacy. He focusses on urban history, modernity, history of gender, art and architecture, caste, public culture and citizenship. He is currently working on tracing the urban history of Allahabad by using both historical and interdisciplinary approaches and tools. Previously, he has worked and published on the history of women’s writings and urban civic consciousness in colonial north India. His forthcoming publication is going to analyze the discrimination suffered by untouchables throughout Indian history.