Welcome to my website!
I’m a cultural historian of Japan, India and East-West connections, based at the University of Edinburgh.
I write on a wide range of topics, including history, politics, religion and pop culture, for publications including BBC History magazine, The Guardian, The Telegraph, UnHerd and The New York Times.
I am also a presenter on BBC Radio 3’s arts and ideas programme Free Thinking, and a documentary-maker for Radio 3, Radio 4 and the World Service.
For my academic research and teaching, please visit my university webpages.