Aparajith Ramnath

Aparajith Ramnath

Assistant Professor

Aparajith Ramnath is Assistant Professor at Ahmedabad University, with a joint appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences (Humanities and Languages division) and the Amrut Mody School of Management.

Aparajith is a historian of science, technology and industry in South Asia. He is the author of The Birth of an Indian Profession: Engineers, Industry, and the State, 1900-47 (Oxford University Press, 2017), which explores how the roles, organisation and work culture of engineers in the subcontinent were transformed during the politically tumultuous interwar years. Aparajith also writes on history and other topics for a general audience. His articles have appeared in Scroll, The Wire, thREAD, and The New Indian Express.

Aparajith studied electrical engineering at BITS Pilani before doing his postgraduate work in the history of science, medicine and technology at Oxford University (MSc) and Imperial College London (PhD). From 2013-17 he was Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. He has been a Liverpool India Fellow at the University of Liverpool (March-June 2017), a Charles Wallace grant awardee (2014), and an International Scholar of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) (2015-16).

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