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CV Prof. Dr. Om Prakash


CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal Details

Date of Birth 9 January 1940
Place of Birth India
Nationality Indian

Education

University of Delhi, India

Period 1967
Degree Ph.D.

Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India

Period 1959-1961
Degree Master of Arts

Hindu College, University of Delhi, India

Period 1956-1959
Degree Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)

Work Experience

1983-present Professor of Economic History, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
2001- 2002 Director, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
1989-1992 and 1995-1997 Member, Academic Council, University of Delhi
1989-1992 Head, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
1985-1986 Honorary Director, Agricultural Economics Research Centre, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
1972-1982 Reader in Economic History, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
1965-1972 Research Associate, Centre of Advanced Study in Economic History and Economic Development, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
1964-1965 Lecturer, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi

Visiting Positions and Fellowships

December 2003 - January 2004 SEPHIS Visiting Professor on lecture tour of Universities in Malaysia and Indonesia
August 2003 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June-July 2002 British Academy, Visiting Professor, London
January-March 1999 Guest of the Rector, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
April-December 1998 Visiting Scholar, Kern Institute, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
May-June 1995 / April-July 1996 Visiting Senior Fellow, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands
December 1993 Visiting Fellow, South Asia Research Unit, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
1992-1993 Fellow-in-Residence, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, The Netherlands

Jan-June 1990
May-July 1991
July-Aug 1992
May-June 1994
May-June 1997
Apr-June 1999
June-July 2000
June-July 2002
June 2003
June 2004

Visiting Professor, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris

Membership of International Committees

2003-present Member, Global Economic History Network coordinated by Professor Patrick O'Brien, Centennial Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics, University of London
March-April 1999 Member, International Review Committee to evaluate the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands
1995-present Member, International Advisory Board, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany
1988-1994 Member, International Steering Committee, Cambridge-Delhi-Leiden-Yogyakarta-Kyoto-Peking project on the transfer of science and technology between Asia and Europe
1983- 1988 Member, International Steering Committee, Cambridge-Delhi-Leiden-Yogyakarta project on the comparative history of India and Indonesia

Editorial experience

2004 Member of the Advisory Board of Itinerario, International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, the official journal of the Forum on European Expansion and Global Interactions (FEEGI) in the USA, published from Department of History, Leiden University, The Netherlands
2004 Editorial Advisor, Indian Economic and Social History Review, the foremost journal devoted to the study of the social and economic history of India, and South Asia more generally.
1965-1996 Associate Editor of the Indian Economic and Social History Review
  Referee for a number of Indian and International journals.

Selected Publications

Books

Bullion For Goods, European and Indian merchants in the Ocean Trade, 1500- 1800. Delhi, 2004.

Euro-Asian Encounter in the Early Modern Period. Kuala Lumpur, 2003.

Ed., Circumambulations of South Asian History, Essays in Honour of D.H.A. Kolff. Leiden, 2003.

Ed., Commerce and Culture in the Bay of Bengal, 1500- 1800. Delhi, 1999.

European Commercial Enterprise in Pre-colonial India vol. II. In series of the New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge, 1998, paperback, 2000.

European Commercial Expansion in Early Modern Asia vol. X. In series Expanding World. Hampshire, 1997.

Asia and the Pre- Modern World Economy. Leiden,1995.

Precious Metals and Commerce: The Dutch East India Company in the Indian Ocean Trade. Hampshire, 1994.

The Dutch East India and the Economy of Bengal, 1630-1720. Princeton, 1985. Reprint, New Delhi, 1998.

The Dutch Factories in India 1617- 1623. New Delhi, 1984.>

Articles

"Conflict and Cooperation Among European Traders in the Indian ocean in the Late Eighteenth Century." The Indian Economic and Social History Review. 2002.

"Coastal Burma and the Trading World of the Bay of Bengal, 1500-1680." In J. Gommans and J. Leider (eds.), The Maritime Frontier of Burma, Exploring Political, Cultural and Commercial Interactions in the Indian Ocean World, 1200- 1800. Leiden, 2002.

"Portuguese in the Far East, 1540- 1640." In A.R. Disney (ed.), Vasco da Gama and the Linking of Europe and Asia. Delhi, 2000.

"The Portuguese and the Dutch in Asian Maritime Trade: A Comparative Analysis." In Sushil Chaudhury Michel Morneau (ed.), Merchants, Companies and Trade, Europe and Asia in the Early Modern Era. Cambridge, 1999.

"European Corporate Enterprises and the Politics of Trade in India." In R. Mukherjee and L. Subramanian (eds.), Trade Politics and Society in Eighteenth Century India. Delhi, 1998.

"Trade in a Culturally Hostile Environment, Europeans in the Japan Trade 1550- 1700." In Jens C.V. Johansen et al. (eds.), Clashes of Culture, Essays in Honour of Niels Steensgaard. Odense, 1992.

"Sarrafs, Financial Intermediation and Credit Network in Mughal India." In Edday van Cauwenberghe (ed.), Money, Coins and Commerce: Essays in the Monetary History of Asia and Europe from Antiquity to Modern Times. Leuven, 1991.

"From an Equal to an Unequal Relationship: Economic Contacts between Europe and Asia between the Sixteenth and the Twentieth Centuries." In J. Elvert and M. Salewski (eds.), Staatenbildung in Ubersee. Stuttgart, 1991.

"The Dutch East India Company in the Trade of the Indian Ocean." In A. Das Gupta and M.N. Pearson (eds.), The Imperial Monetary System of Mughal India. Calcutta, 1987.

"European Trade and South Asian economics: Some Regional Contrasts, 1600- 1800." In Bluss´┐Ż and Gaastra (eds.), Companies and Trade (Comparitive Studies in Overseas History vol. III). The Hague, 1981.

"Some Aspects of Trade in Mughal India." Presidential address to the Medieval Section of the Indian History Congress Bodh Gaya session. 1981.

"The European Trading Companies and the Merchants of Bengal, 1650- 1720." The Indian Economic and Social History Review. 1963.

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