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Position(s) at the Institute
Head, Master in Development Studies
Head, Master in International Affairs
MA (Economics) and M. Phil. (International Economics) from JNU, New Delhi India
PhD in Economic History from University of London
- ‘Problems of Choice in the International Monetary System’ (M. Phil.)
- ‘Indian Monetary Policies and the International Liquidity Crisis during the Inter-war Years’. (Ph D)
- ‘Western Central Banks, Short-term Policy and the Indian Financial System, 1900-1945’(Book-length research project report)
Areas of expertise
TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
- International economic and social history
- History of international employment and migration
- Post-colonial states and the international system
- Modern South Asian history
- Critical historiographical perspectives
- Intellectual and institutional histories
Why History, Why Now? Read on...
DRAFTS AND PAPERS IN PROGRESS
- 'Claimng Histories beyond Nations: Situating Global History', in Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. 49, 2012.
- 'Global History' in B.S. Chimni and Siddharth Mallavarapu, eds, International Relations: Perspectives from the Global South (New Delhi, 2012)
- 'India: From Colonial Outpost to a Leading Market', in Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter, eds, World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network (Oxford, 2012)
- 'Making Coolies, (Un)making Workers: “Globalizing” Labour in the Late-19th and Early-20th Centuries', in Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 24, 2011
- 'History 2 or 2 B? Capital Narratives for Asia and Asian Narratives for Capital: A Preliminary Exploration', in China Report, Vol. 46, 2010: 447–469
- 'Sovereignty, Subjectivities, Narrations: Nations and Other Stories from the Sea', in International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 21, 2009.
"Power and Markets in Global Finance: the Gold Standard, 1890–1926", in Journal of Global History, Vol. 3, 2008
"Cultures of Protest in Transnational Contexts: Indian Seamen Abroad, 1886-1945", in Transforming Cultures eJournal, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2008
- ‘South Asian Seafarers and their Worlds’, in Jerry Bentley, et al eds, Seascapes: Maritime Histories, Local Cultures, and Transoceanic Exchanges (Honolulu, 2007)
- Crossing the last frontier: Transatlantic movements of Asian maritime workers, c. 1900-1945’, Research in Maritime History, 2007
- ‘Developing the State of a Nation in a Post-colonial World’, Indian Economic and Social History Review, no. 2, 2007.
- ‘On the History of Globalisation and India: Concepts, Measures and Debates’ (with Sanjay Subrahmanyam), in Chris Fuller, et al, eds, Globalizing India: economy, education, culture and religion (London, 2005)
- ‘Circulation through Seafaring: Indian Seamen, 1890-1945', in Claude Markovits, et al eds, Society and Circulation: Mobile People and Itinerant Cultures in South Asia, 1750-1950 (Delhi, 2003)
‘Conflicts in the International Labour Market: British and Indian Seamen, Employers, and the State, 1890-1939', Indian Economic and Social History Review (vol. 39: 1, 2002), pp. 71-100.
- ‘The Interwar Slump in India: The Periphery in a Crisis of Empire’, in Theo Balderston, ed., The World Economy and National Economies in the Interwar Slump (London, 2002)
- `Searching for the Sardar: The State, Pre-capitalist Institutions, and Human Agency in the Maritime Labour Market, Calcutta, 1850-1935', in Burton Stein and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, eds, Institutions and Economic Change in South Asia (Delhi and Oxford, 1996).
- ‘Religion and Nationalism in Modern India', in Kaushik Basu and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, eds., Unravelling the Nation: Sectarian Conflict and India's Secular Identity (New Delhi, 1996)
- `Britain's Liquidity Crisis and India, 1919-20', Economic History Review, 3, August 1993.
Fellowship and activities
- Editor, Indian Economic and Social History Review
- Fellow, Centre for Development Economics