Parashar Kulkarni is a writer and an academic at Yale-NUS College. He works at the intersection of culture and politics across disciplinary forms. His research interests include religion and politics in colonial and contemporary India and discourses on utopias. He received the British Academy Brian Barry Prize for his work on religion, property rights, and violence against women in colonial India (published in BJPS). He also received the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for his historical fiction set in colonial India (published in Granta). His recent text (fiction), Cow and Company, about the decline and fall of the British Chewing Gum Company, examines the interaction between mercantile capitalism and religion under colonialism (published by Penguin Random House in 2019). He has recently completed a text – GANGA, that interrogates the role of the church in colonial India.