Professor Aparajith Ramnath’s first book - The Birth of an Indian Profession: Engineers, Industry, and the State, 1900-47, (OUP) was launched at Ahmedabad University on 19 September. Professor Ramnath is an electrical engineer and historian, and an Assistant Professor at Ahmedabad University. He discussed all these questions with Professor Patrick French, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences and Professor Devanath Tirupati, Dean, Amrut Mody School of Management and with the audience.
This book launch was not only attended by academics but also by people who are interested in today’s India. The book’s main themes, such as the historical role of engineers from India, Britain, and beyond, in creating and running the public works, railways and pioneering large-scale industries of the subcontinent, and how they intersected with the politics that led up to 1947.