Anthony D'Costa

 

 


 

Professor Anthony P. D'Costa joined the University of Melbourne and the Australia India Institute as Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies in 2013. He teaches in the Development Studies Program at Melbourne’s School of Social and Political Sciences. Prior to joining Melbourne, he was Research Director and A.P. Møller-Maersk Chair and Professor of Indian Studies, Asia Research Centre at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (2008-13). He was also with the University of Washington for 18 years. He has written extensively on the political economy of steel, auto, and IT industries covering themes of capitalism and globalization, development, innovations, industrial restructuring, and labor market shifts.

Of his several books, most recently he edited After Development Dynamics: South Korea’s Engagement with Contemporary Asia (Oxford, 2015). He co-edited Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China with Amiya Kumar Bagchi (Oxford, 2012), and edited Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia (Oxford, 2012) and A New India? Critical Reflections in the Long Twentieth Century (Anthem, 2010). His International Mobility, Global Capitalism, and Changing Structures of Accumulation: Transforming the Japan-India IT Relationship will be published in November 2015. He edits Dynamics of Asian Development book series and serves on the editorial board of European Journal of Development Research. He has been a fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies, Fulbright-Hays, Korea Foundation, Social Science Research Council, World Institute of Development Economics Research, Abe (Japan Foundation), and POSCO Fellow, East West Center. He has also taught at the National University of Singapore, Bordeaux Ecole de Management, and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

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This course presents some important vignettes of a complex, highly diverse India that is also witnessing unprecedented changes since its formal independence in 1947 from Great Britain. The lectures revolve around social dimensions of change, the continuing influence of ancient texts on contemporary India, political democracy, economic transition from the state to the market, gender relations, India's economic globalisation and changing world view.

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