B.A.(Jawaharlal Nehru University), M.Phil(Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Aquil is a historian by training. He has done his B.A. (Hons.), M.A. and M.Phil. from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and is currently pursuing his PhD in the Centre for Historical Studies (CHS), JNU. 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 analyse the discrimination suffered by untouchables throughout Indian history.