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Amit Basole

Email: amit.basole@apu.edu.in

Amit is a faculty member at the School of Arts and Sciences, and has been with the Azim Premji University since 2017. He has taught at Bucknell University and the University of Massachusetts prior to coming to APU. His research has been published in various edited volumes and in journals such as Economic and Political Weekly, World Development, Development and Change, Rethinking Marxism, International Journal of Hindu Studies, and International Review of Applied Economics. He has recently edited a book called Lokavidya Perspectives: A Philosophy of Political Imagination for the Knowledge Age. Click here for his personal website.

Academic Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Economics
  • Ph.D. Neurbiology
  • M.Sc. Molecular Biology
  • B.Sc. Microbiology
Teaching

Development Economics, Understanding India, Political Economy of Development

Areas of Interest

Non-neoclassical traditions in Economics, development of a pluralist undergraduate economics curriculum.



Click here to listen to Amit Basole talking about areas of interest and current research work.

 
Research Interests

Poverty and inequality, informal sector livelihoods, Marxian political economy, peoples’ knowledge, and Gandhian Economics

Publications and Writings
  • Basole A and Jayadev A (forthcoming) Employment Guarantee in the Age of Precarity: The Case of India's NREGA, in Joseph Stiglitz and Kalle Moene (eds.), Welfare and Inequality, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Basole A (2016) Informality and Flexible Specialization: Apprenticeships and Knowledge Spillovers in an Indian Silk Weaving Cluster, Development and Change, Vol 47, No. 1, pp. 157-187.
  • Basole A (2016) The Agrarian Question in India, in Ravi Kumar, ed. Contemporary Readings in Marxism: A Critical Introduction, Aakar Books, New Delhi.
  • Basole A and Ramnarain S (2016) Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods in Economics, in Frederic S. Lee and Bruce Cronin eds. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics, Edward Elgar, Northampton.
  • Basole A (2016) Spare Change for Spare Time? Homeworking Women in Banaras, in Saraswati Raju and Santosh Jatrana eds. Women Workers in Urban India, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press.
  • Basole A, ed. (2015) Lokavidya Perspectives: A Philosophy of Political Imagination for the Knowledge Age, Aakar Books, New Delhi.
  • Basole A and Basu D (2015) Non-Food Expenditures and Consumption Inequality in India, Economic and Political Weekly, 50:36, pp. 43-53.
  • Basole A (2015) Authenticity, Innovation and the Geographical Indication in an Artisanal Industry: The Case of the Banarasi Sari, Journal of World Intellectual Property, 18:3/4, pp. 127-149.
  • Basole A, Basu D, and Bhattacharya R (2015) Determinants and Impacts of Subcontracting: Evidence from India's Unorganized Manufacturing Sector, International Review of Applied Economics, 29:3, pp.374-402.
  • Basole A and Basu D (2015) Fueling Calorie Intake Decline: Household Level Evidence from Rural India, {World Development, 68:82-95.
  • Basole A (2015) Knowledge, Work, and Education, in A. Basole ed. Lokavidya Perspectives: A Philosophy of Political Imagination for the Knowledge Age, Aakar Books, New Delhi.
  • Basole A (2015) Lokavidya Goes Virtual: Indigenous Knowledge in the Gatesian Age, in A. Basole, ed. Lokavidya Perspectives: A Philosophy of Political Imagination for the Knowledge Age, Aakar Books, New Delhi.
  • Sahasrabudhey S and Basole A (2015) Reinventing the Indian University: Arguing from a lokavidya standpoint, in A. Basole, ed. Lokavidya Perspectives: A Philosophy of Political Imagination for the Knowledge Age, Aakar Books, New Delhi.
  • Basole A (2014) Dynamics of Income Inequality in India: Insights from World Top Incomes Database, Economic and Political Weekly, 49:40, pp.14-17.
  • Basole, A (2014) Whose Knowledge Counts? Reinterpreting Gandhi for the Information Age, International Journal of Hindu Studies, 18:3, pp.1-44.
  • Basole A (2014) The Informal Sector from a Knowledge Perspective, Yojana: A Development Monthly, October 2014.
  • Basole A (2013) Gandhian Economics in a Knowledge Society, in Tara Sethia and Anjana Narayan eds. The Living Gandhi: Lessons for Our Times. Penguin India.
  • Basole A (2013) Class-biased Technical Change and Socialism, Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society, 25: 4, pp. 592-601.
  • Basole A and Basu D (2011) Relations of Production and Modes of Surplus Extraction in India: Part Two- Informal Industry, Economic and Political Weekly, 46: 15, pp. 63-79.
  • Basole A and Basu D (2011) Relations of Production and Modes of Surplus Extraction in India: Part One- Agriculture, Economic and Political Weekly, 46:14, pp. 41-58.
  • Basole A (2010) The Technology Question in Lohia. Economic and Political Weekly, 45: 44, pp. 106-111.
  • Basole A and Bhattacharya R (2009) The Phantom of Liberty: Mo(der)nism and Postcolonial Imaginations in India, in Rajani Kanth ed., The Challenge of Eurocentrism: Global Perspectives, Policy, and Prospects. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Basole A (2009) Eurocentrism, the University and Multiplicity of Knowledge Production Sites, in Edu-Factory Collective ed., Toward a Global Autonomous University: Cognitive Labor, The Production of Knowledge and Exodus from the Education Factory NY: Autonomedia.
  • Basole A, Kreft-Kerekes V, White LE and Fitzpatrick D (2006) Cortical Cartography Revisited: A Frequency Perspective on the Functional Architecture of Visual Cortex. Progress in Brain Research, 154:121-34.
  • Sanyal S, Consoulos C, Kuromi H, Basole A, Mukai L, Kidokoro Y, Krishnan KS and Ramaswami M (2005) Analysis of conditional paralytic mutants in Drosophila SERCA reveals novel mechanisms for regulating membrane excitability. Genetics, 169(2):737-50.
  • Basole A, White LE and Fitzpatrick D (2003) Mapping multiple features in the population response of visual cortex. Nature, 423:986-990.
  • Sanyal S, Basole A and Krishnan KS (1999) Phenotypic interaction between temperature sensitive paralytic mutants comatose and paralytic suggests a role for N- ethylmaleimide sensitive fusion factor in synaptic vesicle cycling in Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience, 19:RC47 (1-5).
  • Sanyal S and Basole A (1999) Neural complexity underlying simple behavior. Journal of Bioscience, 24:255-257.
On-going Projects
  • A Gender Penalty for Firm Performance in India's Informal Manufacturing Sector
  • Understanding Delayed Structural Change in India (with Deepankar Basu).
  • Political Economy of Indian Populism (with Rajesh Bhattacharya)
  • The nature of capitalist development in small-town India: A district level analysis (with Rajesh Bhattacharya)
  • Artisanal Knowledge and Technical Change: The Case of Banaras Powerlooms
  • A model of the artisanal labour market in India (with Anand Shrivastava)


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