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Ghulam Nadri

Associate Professor    Director, Asian Studies Institute    ,

Ghulam A. Nadri specializes in the history of early modern and modern India/South Asia (17th-19th centuries) and studies its societies and economies in the broader framework of the Indian Ocean world and global history. He obtained his PhD in History in 2007 from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Besides his monograph on eighteenth-century Gujarat, he has published several research articles and book reviews in different journals and books. During 2011-2012, he was the Newton International Fellow at the Economic History department of the London School of Economics, U. K. His current research project ‘The Political Economy of the Indigo Industry and Trade in India, 1580-1930’ is nearing completion. This project explores the history of commercial indigo and investigates the trajectory of its production and trade from the perspectives of India’s political economy, early-modern globalization, and colonialism. His teaching interests include political, socio-economic, and cultural history of India/South Asia, cultures and commerce in the Indian Ocean world, history of maritime piracy, and Islam in South and Southeast Asia.

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‘Sailors, zielverkopers, and the Dutch East India Company: The maritime labour market in eighteenth-century Surat’, Modern Asian Studies (CJO 8 Sept. 2014, 29 pages)

Eighteenth-Century Gujarat: the Dynamics of Its Political Economy, 1750-1800 (Leiden: Brill, 2009).

‘Exploring the Gulf of Kachh: Regional Economy and Trade in the Eighteenth Century’, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 51, no. 3, 2008, pp. 460-86.

‘The Dutch Intra-Asian Trade in Sugar in the Eighteenth Century’, International Journal of Maritime History, 20, no. 1, 2008, pp. 63-96.

‘The Maritime Merchants of Surat: a Long-term Perspective’, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 50, no. 2, 2007, pp. 235-58.

‘Commercial World of Mancherji Khurshedji and the Dutch East India Company: A Study of Mutual Relationships’, Modern Asian Studies, 41, no. 2, 2007, pp. 315-42.


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