Deepak Kumar is an Indian historian. His specialization is history of science in India. Currently, he is a Professor of History of Science and Education, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Kumar has lectured at numerous universities within India and abroad, has held visiting fellowships at the universities of Cambridge, London, Leiden, The Smithsonian Institution, etc. and has also taught at Wisconsin University, Madison, USA, and York University in Toronto, Canada. He has sought to demonstrate in several of his books that British colonialism in India played a major role in how European scientific fields developed. Science and the Raj: A study of British India is one of the pioneer contribution in the field of history of science in India. His latest work The Trishanku Nation encapsulates his reflections on contemporary India.