A historian of science, technology and industry in South Asia, Dr Aparajith Ramnath is an Assistant Professor in Humanities and Liberal Arts at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Kozhikode, Kerala. Originally trained in electrical engineering, Aparajith did postgraduate work in the history of science, technology and medicine at Oxford University and Imperial College London. He has recently submitted the manuscript of his first monograph, provisionally titled ‘The Birth of an Indian Profession: Engineers, Industry and the State, 1900‐47.’ Aparajith is currently working on a series of studies related to the pre‐Independence roots of Nehruvian industrialisation. These include a history of aircraft manufacture in India, and a study of the engineers of the British engineering firms of interwar Calcutta (undertaken as part of an international project on ‘Engineers and Society in Colonial and Postcolonial India’, hosted at the CEIAS‐EHESS, Paris). At IIM Kozhikode, Aparajith teaches courses on Indian society and the global history of industrialisation, and has been part of the Institute’s pioneering efforts to incorporate business history into Indian management education.
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