Dear Readers, I recently spent a week in Ahmedabad consulting script specialists at the L.D. Institute of Indology, meeting retired history professors Makrand Mehta and his wife Shireen Mehta, and identifying resources that I will depend on during my year-long dissertation research visit in 2015. The L.D. Institute of Indology contains over 50,000 monographs and thousands […]

My research work continues this summer at the Prof. S.C. Mishra Archives and Library Cell at the MS University in Baroda. In this post, I want to share with you some images from the archive that I am working at. The materials I am studying are known as the Haribhakti Collection and were donated by Mr. Arvind Haribhakti between 1983 […]

Dear Readers: I began my research work on merchant-financiers in western India last week at the Professor S.C. Mishra Archives and Library Cell at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Originally known as the Baroda College (est. 1881), it became a university in 1949 after India’s independence. My father studied engineering at MS University in the late […]

Dear Readers: I want to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Sudev J Sheth and I am a doctoral student in the Departments of South Asia Studies and History at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. With the support of CASI and the Department of South Asia Studies, I will be going […]