Research

Last updated: 20th June, 2018

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Research In Progress

(All publications listed below are available on request by email and some PDF files are available at the bottom of this page)

Near Completion

"Urbanization, Demographic Transition and the Growth of Cities in India, 1870-2020" (IGC Grant, 2015-16)

Initial Stages

"The Evolution of Corporate India, 1850-2015"

"The History of Marketing in India"


Peer-Reviewed Papers

"The Four Eras of 'Marketing' in Twentieth Century India", (with Isha Ralli), 2018, Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, forthcoming.

"From Bazaar to Big Bazaar: Environmental Influences and Service Innovation in the Evolution of Retailing in India, c. 1850-2015", (with Shashank Krishnakumar), 2018, Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, forthcoming.

"Mass Migration from Rural India: A Restudy of Kunkeri Village in Konkan Maharashtra, 1961-1987-2017", (with Kalyani Vartak and Amita Bhide), 2019, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 31 (1).

"Transnational Indian Business in the Twentieth Century", 2017, Business History Review, Vol. 91 (4), pp. 651-679.

"Towards Financial Inclusion: The Post Office of India as a Financial Institution, 1880-2010", 2015, Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. 52 (4), pp. 409-437.

"Missing Men, Migration and Labour Markets: Evidence from India", 2015, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 58 (2), pp. 245-267.

"Migration Persistence Across Twentieth Century India", 2012, Migration and Development, Vol. 1 (1), pp. 87-112.

"Remittances in India: Facts and Issues", 2011, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 54 (3), pp. 479-501.


Chapters in Edited Books

"The Missing Men: Sex Ratios and Migration", in India Migration Report 2015: Gender and Migration, edited by S Irudaya Rajan, 2015, pp. 221-239, Routledge, New Delhi.

"Economic Linkages and EU-India Mobility", (with D Mukherjee) in India-EU People Mobility: Historical, Economic and Regulatory Dimensions, edited by Rupa Chanda and Pralok Gupta, 2015, Cambridge University Press, Delhi.

"Asian Migration to the Gulf States", in The Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies, edited by Anna Triandafyllidou, 2015, Routledge.


Informal Monographs

Migration and Remittances in India: Historical, Regional, Social and Economic Dimensions. 2012. Doctoral Thesis. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

India Migration Bibliography. 2012. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.


Policy Writing

"The North-South Urban Paradox ." Ideas for India. March 22, 2017.

"The Missing Men." Ideas for India. Sep 1, 2016.

"A case for including migrants’ remittances in inter-state comparisons." Ideas for India. June 21, 2013.


Other Publications: Working Papers/ Articles / Comments

"The gradual demonetisation of the Hyderabadi rupee in the 1950s holds lessons for India today". 2016. Dec 30. Scroll.

"Why Business History Matters". 2016. Dec 19. Article in Mint.

Kumar, K. et al. "Research on Business and Entrepreneurship History of India - Reflections on the State of the Art and Future Directions." 2011. IIMB Working Paper No. 329. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

"Small States, Small Districts or Small Blocks: The Size of Administrative Units in Independent India." Oct-Dec 2010. Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 56 (4), pp. 860-887.

"Comment on Czaika (2012) Internal versus International migration and the Role of Multiple Deprivation: Some Evidence from India." 2014. Asian Population Studies.

"EU-India Migration and Trade Linkages." 2013. IIMB Working Paper No. 392. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

"EU-India Bilateral Remittances." 2012. IIMB Working Paper No. 360. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.


Book Reviews

Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 45, 2014, pp. 133-134: Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography by Sanjeev Sanyal (Penguin, 2012)

Migration and Development, 2015: Emigration in 21st-Century India: Governance, Legislation, Institutions by S Krishna Kumar and S Irudaya Rajan (Routledge, 2014)