Yukteshwar Kumar

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Yukteshwar Kumar (born 7 August 1970) is an Indian sinologist, born and brought up in Jagdispur. An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, he taught from 1994 at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2002.[1] Earlier, he also taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University,[citation needed] New Delhi, and worked at All India Radio.[citation needed]

After this he taught at Delhi University as Reader/Associate Professor in Chinese.[2] He currently is Course Director of the Chinese Stream at the University of Bath.[3][4] Kumar has authored several articles and books.[5] He has provided opinion pieces and news items for Indian,[6][7][8] Chinese, and British media including the BBC.[9][10]


In May 2021, Kumar was appointed as the Deputy Mayor of the city of Bath. He is the first person of Asian heritage to take the role of the Deputy Mayor of the City of Bath.[11]

In September 2020, Kumar was voted as the most influential person in Bath through an online voting system.[12]

In the 2019 United Kingdom local elections, Kumar was elected a member of Bath and North East Somerset Council, representing Bathwick Ward for the Liberal Democrats.[13]

Media commentator[edit]

Yukteshwar Kumar is often called by the Indian, British and Chinese media to appear on Television and provide opinion on matters related with China and Chinese culture.[14]


  1. ^ "Yukteshwar Kumar". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Phone Directory - University of Delhi". Retrieved 1 February 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Department of European Studies and Modern Languages - University of Bath". Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  4. ^ "上海社会科学院". Retrieved 1 February 2009.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Articles of Yukteshwar Kumar". Archived from the original on 24 February 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  6. ^ "Crouching dragon, Hindustan Times". Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  7. ^ "Economic lessons from the East, Sify.com". Retrieved 1 February 2009.[dead link]
  8. ^ "China's first Padma Bhushan". Archived from the original on 14 June 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  9. ^ "BBC 中文网 | 中国报道 | 印度想与中国竞争非洲资源?". BBC News. 18 April 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  10. ^ "Home Page Yukteshwar Kumar". Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  11. ^ Team, Bath Echo News. "Councillor June Player "delighted and honoured" to be next Mayor of Bath". Bath Echo. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  12. ^ Elgee, Emma. "Bath power list 2020: The winners revealed - who did you vote for?". Somerset Live. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  13. ^ Britten, Elise. "Local elections 2019: From racial abuse victim to the first ever Indian councillor in Bath". Somerset Live. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  14. ^ News, ABP. "Dr Yukteshwar Talks About China's Negligence & India's Alertness In Handling The Coronavirus". ABP NEWS. Retrieved 27 June 2020.

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