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Past Continuous

In the early 20th century, when K M Munshi was making a name for himself in the literary and cultural sphere of Gujarat, he was both intervening in and departing from the past. Curating elements of the past that suited his equally curated modernity, Munshi exemplifies many connections that become evident of Gujarat in the subsequent years. In this paper, we ask: “What was Munshi’s past?” In other words, whom was he responding to from the 19th century? The period of our inquiry in Munshi’s life is the one that witnessed the famous Patan trilogy. The questions are situated in both cultural history and literature.

Interrogating Management Studies: Legacies and Preoccupations

Institutes of management in India need to produce grounded and contextualised research and pedagogy that enable both scholars and students to arrive at a more nuanced, variegated and non-elitist understanding of business practices in the Indian context. This article comments on certain absences and epistemological blocks in management studies in India. This issue is particularly crucial now, given the speed and hardnosed motivation with which management schools are proliferating.
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