ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Reflections on the Disciplinary Credibility of Business History

Can a change of nomenclature generate a new approach that may help reconceptualise the story, the history of Indian business? Business studies must take the archive much more seriously than it does, not as an inert repository of facts, and engage with the historical method with much greater rigour. Unless the practice and protocols of history writing are considered seriously and their location understood, it would be impossible for business history to have the productive conversation that it seeks.

New Strains

Musicians have always moulded the tastes of listeners, but artistes such as T M Krishna are challenging the social compact between performers and their publics.

Of Slaves, Arms and Gold in the Arabian Sea

Margins of the Market: Trafficking and Capitalism across the Arabian Sea by Johann Mathew, Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2016; pp XV + 248, £24.95.

Chaos or Conquest

India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire by Jon Wilson, London: Simon & Schuster, 2016; pp 564, ₹ 799.

Statement of Social Scientists

We, as social scientists, scholars, teachers and concerned citizens, feel extremely concerned about the lynching at Dadri, and the murders of scholars and thinkers like M M Kalaburgi, Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and others, and wish to register our strong protest. We are not just shocked by...
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