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Edited Volume:

Kumar, A., Höffken, J., & Pols, A. (2021). Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South. (open access)

Journal Articles:
Kumar, A. (2023) ‘Ruptures of the Anthropocene: A crisis of justice’, Dialogues in Human Geography, pp. 1–5. Available at: (open access)

Kumar, A. (2022) ‘Energy geographies in/of the Anthropocene: Where now?’, Geography Compass, 16(10). Available at: (open access)
Kumar A (2022) Promises of a truth machine: deception and power in smart grids in India. Social & Cultural Geography 00(00). Routledge: 1–20. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2022.2073607. (open access)
Kumar, A. (2021). Expertise, legitimacy and subjectivity: Three techniques for a will to govern low carbon energy projects in India. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 39(6), 1192–1210.

Kumar, A. (2021). Will to ‘enlighten’: The politics of forging and fracturing alignments in energy projects in India. Energy Research & Social Science, 82(March), 102287.

Kumar A and Taylor Aiken G (2020) A Postcolonial Critique of Community Energy: Searching for Community as Solidarity in India and Scotland. Antipode 0(0): 1–22. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12683. (open access)

Kumar, A. and Shaw, R. (2020) ‘Transforming rural light and dark under planetary urbanisation: Comparing ordinary countrysides in India and the UK’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 45(1), pp. 155–167. doi: 10.1111/tran.12342.

Kumar, A. (2019) Between Metis and Techne : Politics , Possibilities and Limits of Improvisation. Social & Cultural Geography 00 (00): 1–24. (early online) (open access)

Kumar, A. (2019) Beyond technical smartness: Rethinking the development and implementation of sociotechnical smart grids in India, Energy Research & Social Science. Elsevier, 49(October 2018), pp. 158–168. (open access)

Kumar, A. et al. (2019) Solar energy for all? Understanding the successes and shortfalls through a critical comparative assessment of Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and South Africa, Energy Research & Social Science. Elsevier, 48(March 2018), pp. 166–176. (open access)

Kumar, A. (2018) Justice and politics in energy access for education, livelihoods and health: How socio-cultural processes mediate the winners and losers. Energy Research & Social Science, Elsevier 40(January 2017): 3–13. Available from: (open access)

Kumar, A. (2015). Cultures of lights. Geoforum 65: 59

Book Sections:

Kumar, A. (2023) ‘Love in the Time of Climate Crisis: Climate Justice through a Universalism of the Oppressed’, in Urban Climate Justice: Theory, Praxis, Resistance. Athens, Georgia: the University of Georgia Press, pp. 220–233.
Kumar, A., Höffken, J., & Pols, A. (2021). Urgency vs justice: A politics of energy transitions in the age of the Anthropocene. In Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South (pp. 1–17). (open access)

Kumar A (2020) Purda, Rethinking Darkness (pp. 79-90). Routledge

Kumar, A., & Turner, B. (2020). Sociomaterial Solar Waste: Afterlives and Lives After of Small Solar. In G. Bombaerts, K. Jenkins, Y. A. Sanusi, & W. Guoyu (Eds.), Energy Justice Across Borders (pp. 155–173). Springer. (open access)

Kumar, Ankit (2015). Sustainable energy for all: can we take care of the ‘all’?. In Equity and the energy trilemma: delivering sustainable energy access in low income communities. Tomei, Julia & Gent, Danielle IIED. (open access)

Adams, Charlotte, Bell, Sandra, Taylor, Philip, Alimisi, Varvara, Hutchinson, Guy, Kumar, Ankit & Turner, Britta Rosenlund (2013). Equity across borders: a whole-system approach to micro-generation. In Energy Justice in a Changing Climate: Social Equity and Low Carbon Energy. Bickerstaff, Karen, Walker, Gordon & Bulkeley, Harriet Zed Books Ltd. 91-115