CV Prof. Dr. Om Prakash
|Date of Birth
||9 January 1940
|Place of Birth
University of Delhi, India
Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India
||Master of Arts
Hindu College, University of Delhi, India
||Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
||Professor of Economic History, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
||Director, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
|1989-1992 and 1995-1997
||Member, Academic Council, University of Delhi
||Head, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
||Honorary Director, Agricultural Economics Research Centre, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
||Reader in Economic History, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
||Research Associate, Centre of Advanced Study in Economic History and Economic Development, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
||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
||Distinguished Visiting Professor, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
||British Academy, Visiting Professor, London
||Guest of the Rector, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
||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
||Visiting Fellow, South Asia Research Unit, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
||Fellow-in-Residence, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
|Visiting Professor, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris
Membership of International Committees
||Member, Global Economic History Network coordinated by Professor Patrick O'Brien, Centennial Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics, University of London
||Member, International Review Committee to evaluate the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands
||Member, International Advisory Board, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany
||Member, International Steering Committee, Cambridge-Delhi-Leiden-Yogyakarta-Kyoto-Peking project on the transfer of science and technology between Asia and Europe
||Member, International Steering Committee, Cambridge-Delhi-Leiden-Yogyakarta project on the comparative history of India and Indonesia
||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
||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.
||Associate Editor of the Indian Economic and Social History Review
||Referee for a number of Indian and International journals.
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.>
"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� 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.