Harshan Kumarasingham Biography

Harshan  Kumarasingham

Harshan Kumarasingham teaches at the University of Edinburgh where he is Reader in Politics and History.  Born in New Zealand he works on British, Imperial, Commonwealth and South Asian History.  He is the author of several books and collections including A Political Legacy of the British Empire - Power and the Parliamentary System in Postcolonial India and Sri Lanka and his latest publication is The Cambridge Constitutional History of the United Kingdom (two volumes), which he co-edited.  His work was recognised with the award of the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize in 2023 from the German Government and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation given to ‘internationally renowned academics from abroad in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research to date and their exceptional promise for the future’.  He is Co-Editor of the Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, which has been in existence for over 150 years.  Harshan has been interviewed for his historical expertise by the BBC, Reuters, CBS, NBC, ABC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, Euronews and was Historical Consultant for the Channel 4 documentary “India 1947: Partition in Colour” aired for the 75th anniversary in August 2022.