Pradipta K. Chaudhury,
Professor,
Centre for Economic Studies and Planning,
School of Social Sciences

Education

  1. B.A. Honours, Economics, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 1975.

  2. M.A., Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1977.

  3. Ph. D., Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1984.

Research

Current Major Research
Political Economy of Caste in India, Interactions between Economic, Political and Social Processes in India since 1870 

Other Areas of Research
Economic Development, Social Institutions and Transformations, Agriculture, Deprivation, Employment, Migrations, Gender Disparities and Comparative Regional Socio-Economic History of India since Mid-Nineteenth Century

Teaching

Current Teaching
Topics in Economic History, Economics of Health

Courses Taught Earlier
Evolution of the Indian Economy during the Colonial Period,
Classical Theories of Value and Distribution,   
Production Conditions in Indian Agriculture,
Macroeconomic Theory,
Theories of Economic Growth,
Microeconomic Theory,
Theory of General Equilibrium and
Mathematical Methods for Economics.

Publications: A select list

  1. ‘Unemployment in a Traditional Agrarian Economy: Theory and Evidence’, in S. K. Bhaumik (ed.), Reforming Indian Agriculture: Towards Employment Generation and Poverty Reduction, Essays in honour of G. K. Chadha, Sage Publications, Delhi, 2008, pp. 345-362.

  2. ‘Does caste indicate deprivation?’, Seminar, May 2005, no. 549, Redressing Disadvantages, a symposium on reservations and the private sector.

  3. ‘The “Creamy Layer”: Political Economy of Reservations’, Economic and Political Weekly, May 15, 2004, Vol. 39, no. 20.

  4. ‘Literacy, Caste, Class and Gender in India, 1901-1921’, in Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (ed.), Education and the Disprivileged: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century India, Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2000.

  5. ‘Food Security and Globalisation of Indian agriculture’, in Biswajit Chatterjee (ed.), Economic Liberalisation in India, Allied Publishers and Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 1998.

  6. ‘Les determinants des migrations de travail internes et internationales du Nord de l’Inde, 1881-1911’, Revue Europeenne Des Migrations Internationales, Poitiers, France, 1991, Vol. 7, no. 1.

  7. ‘The Impact of Forced Commerce on the Pattern of Emigration from Orissa, 1901-1921’, in K.N. Raj and others (eds.), Essays on the Commercialization of Indian Agriculture, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1985.

Sponsored Research Projects

Completed

  1. Political Economy of Caste in India (in the twentieth century), funded by the University Grants Commission, India (under the University with Potential for Excellence programme), during the period from October 2005 to March 2007.

  2. Major Research Project entitled Caste, Class and Caste Conflicts in India (Uttar Pradesh), 1881-1931, funded by the University Grants Commission, India, during the period from June 2000 to June 2003. 

Career

  1. Professor, 9 February 2001- till date, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

  2. Associate Professor, 27 September 1993 – 8 February 2001, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

  3. Reader, 9 February 1993 - 26 September 1993, Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

  4. Senior Lecturer, 6 January 1987 - 8 February 1993, Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

  5. Lecturer, 3 September 1984 - 5 January 1987, Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

  6. Research Associate, 6 January 1982 - 31 August 1984, Centre for Economic Studies, Department of Economics, Presidency College, Calcutta.

Visiting Appointment

  1. Erasmus Visiting Scholar in Global History, at the Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2006