Adhitya studies artisans in modern South Asia with special reference to the Bombay Presidency in the 20th Century. He is interested in Art History, Economic History and indigenous knowledge systems of the artisans, with special reference to the handloom weavers and dyers. His work also focuses on the co-operative banking societies and caste associations that emerged in the period soon after World War I.
He received a Masters' degree in Arts and Aesthetics and an M Phil degree at the Centre for Historical Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was also involved with the Multi-Volume Documentation Project of the Rashtrapati Bhavan that extensively documented, catalogued and conducted research on various art/craft objects and architectural features that are part of the estate of the President of India.