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University of Copenhagen
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Globalisation, Nationalism, Nation Branding, Political Economy, Capitalism, Trade Routes, Postcolonial State making, Partition Studies, Memory, India, South Asia
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About Me

Ravinder Kaur, Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies directs the Centre of Global South Asian Studies.

Kaur works across the disciplines of history, anthropology, and international politics. She is currently engaged in two long-term research projects. The first focuses on post-reform India’s transition into an attractive ‘emerging market’ in the global political economy, and the second, explores the yet unfolding connections between Asia and Africa via a study of new trade connections. Her previous research focused on the questions of forced migration, refugee resettlement, social class and caste and the making of modern citizenship during India’s Partition in 1947.

She is the Primary Investigator of two major projects: ‘Emerging Worlds: Explorations of New South-South Connections’ (2014-2019)which in ongoing and ‘Nation in Motion: Globalization, Governance and Development in New India’ (2010-2015) which has been concluded.

Recent Publications

Southern Futures: Thinking through Emerging Markets’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 2018, Volume 38(2). 

Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi’, Oxford University Press, 2007 (new edition 2018)

Social Mobility in post-reform India, Special Issue, Contemporary South Asia, Volume 24, Issue 3 (Co-editor: Nandini Sundar, September 2016)

Aesthetics of Arrival: Spectacle, Capital, Novelty in India, Special issue, Identities: Global Studies in Power and Culture, Volume 23, Number 3 (co-editor: Thomas Blom Hansen, 2016)

World as Commodity: Or, How the “Third World” Became an “Emerging Market”, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 2018, Volume 38(2): 377-395

I am India Shining: The Investor Citizen and the Indelible Icon of Good Times, Journal of Asian Studies,  2016, Volume 75 (3): 621-648

The Innovative India: Common Man and the Politics of Jugaad Culture  Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2016, p. 313-327 

Writing History in a Paperless World: Archives of the Future, History Workshop Journal, Spring 2015, Volume 79, Number 1, 242-253

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Asia, India
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Diplomacy, Economic History, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Public History, Urban History