Professor of History Doug Haynes and postdoctoral fellow Tiraana Bains will convene scholars from around the world at Dartmouth for a workshop May 27-29.
Rethinking the Business History of South Asia: Social History, Ethnohistory and Capitalism on the Indian Subcontinent will address the isolation of business history from the larger social and cultural history of South Asia. Participants from the UK, Italy, Germany, France, and the United States will draw on interdisciplinary methods and unconventional primary sources to discuss the ways in which capitalism is embedded in everyday life.
A follow-up workshop will take place in Ahmedabad, India in late 2023 or early 2024.
The workshop is funded by the Department of History, the Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages Program, and the Bodas Family Endowment for South Asian Studies at Dartmouth College in partnership with the Max Weber Institute for South Asian Studies in New Delhi.