B.A. Honours, Economics, Ravenshaw College,
Cuttack, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 1975.
M.A., Economics, Centre for Economic Studies
and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1977.
Ph. D., Centre for Economic Studies and
Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1984.
Current Major Research
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
Topics in Economic History, Economics of
Courses Taught Earlier
Evolution of the Indian Economy during the
Classical Theories of Value and
Production Conditions in Indian Agriculture,
Theories of Economic Growth,
Theory of General Equilibrium and
Mathematical Methods for Economics.
Publications: A select list
‘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.
‘Does caste indicate deprivation?’,
Seminar, May 2005, no. 549, Redressing Disadvantages, a symposium on
reservations and the private sector.
‘The “Creamy Layer”: Political Economy of
Reservations’, Economic and Political Weekly, May 15, 2004, Vol. 39,
‘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.
‘Food Security and Globalisation
of Indian agriculture’, in Biswajit Chatterjee (ed.), Economic Liberalisation in India,
Allied Publishers and Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 1998.
‘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.
‘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.
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.
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
Professor, 9 February 2001- till
date, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
Associate Professor, 27
September 1993 – 8 February 2001, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Reader, 9 February 1993 - 26
September 1993, Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
Senior Lecturer, 6 January 1987
- 8 February 1993, Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad,
Lecturer, 3 September 1984 - 5
January 1987, Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
Research Associate, 6 January
1982 - 31 August 1984, Centre for Economic Studies, Department of Economics,
Presidency College, Calcutta.
Erasmus Visiting Scholar in Global History, at
the Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political