Dr. Gagan Kumar is a historian, teaching at Jindal Global University as an Associate Professor. He completed his Ph.D. from the Centre for Historical Studies, J.N.U. Prior to joining Jindal, he taught History at Ramjas College, Delhi University. His Ph.D. thesis explored the role of diplomacy, wars, surveys, mapping, spying networks, and law-making in shaping the northwest frontier region of colonial India. His research interests include colonial law, gendered relations, labour and military history, and microhistory.