Karil’s research interests lie in the study of interconnections between early modern environmental, religious and martial history. His doctoral research focuses on studying the devotional practices undertaken by mobile and martial communities of western India between the sixteenth to the eighteenth century in the wake of widespread environmental and climatic upheavals. Karil intends to especially study the architectural, literary, visual, and somatic practices undertaken or sponsored by these communities that engendered devotion as the veneration of the natural environment and ecology during this period. Karil has done his BA (Hons.) in History from Delhi University after which he went on to do MA and M.Phil in Medieval/Early Modern History from the Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences, Delhi University.