Archive for January 24th, 2013

Link Between Slave Owners and Modern Management..

January 24, 2013

It seems some of the so called modern management practices have their origins in slave plantations. This is not to glorify slavery at all, just to point to the linkages.

Caitlin Rosenthal of HBS explains the findings in her ongoing proj.:

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History of urbanisation in India under British Rule..

January 24, 2013

Nice paper by Prof. Howard Spodek of Temple Univ. Apparently IGNOU is designing a course on  history of urbanisation in India. He has prepared a draft for the course.

Prof. Spodek has done some remarkable work on history of Indian cities. In this paper he  covers the urban development in major cities of Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai (all new names) during Brit times:

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