Indian industry has undergone a variety of changes since economic reforms were initiated in 1991. However, a crucial question still being asked is: why, after 45 years of support through protectionist policies, did India need more time to become technologically competitive?
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Nasir Tyabji is an Economic Historian with interests in the areas of technology, innovation and industrialisation. After retiring as the Director and Professor in the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies at the Jamia Millia Islamia (2005-2007), he continued his association with that university as a Visiting Professor at the Centre (2007-2009). He was earlier a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (2001-2005), a Fellow of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust (1999-2001) and a Professorial Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (1994-1999). He has held the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professorship (1990-1994), and earlier a Fellowship (1982-1990), at the Madras Institute of Development Studies. Starting his career with International Computers Ltd. in London during 1970-72, Nasir Tyabji worked in Mumbai with CIDCO (1972-73), the Indian Institute of Public Administration in Delhi (1973-1980), and the Administrative Staff College of India in Hyderabad (1980-82).
He was educated at the Institute of Science, Mumbai (Mathematics and Physics), New College, Oxford (Engineering Science and Economics), and Jawaharlal Nehru University (Ph.D. in Economics).
Nasir Tyabji’s books The Small Industries Policy in India (1989) and Colonialism, Chemical Technology and Industry in Southern India, 1880-1937 (1995) were published by Oxford University Press. The third book Industrialization and Innovation: The Indian Experience was published by Sage in 2000. A fourth book, tentatively titled Colonialism, Company Law and the Development of Industrial Capital is in the manuscript completion stage.
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Book Description SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0761994866