Kaustubh Naik has a Masters in Performance Studies from the School of Culture and Creative Expression, Ambedkar University, Delhi and is currently a research scholar at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU. He is keenly interested in 20th century Goan history, public spheres, nationalism, and debates around caste and language in Goa. He writes a fortnightly column for The Goan Everyday, an English newspaper published from Goa. He has been awarded the DD Kosambi Junior Research Fellowship for the period 2016-18 by the Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa. Under this, he is undertaking an archival research to study the genealogies of Maratha and Marathi identity among Hindu communities in 20th century Portuguese Goa.