Book Details

Book title: SHIPPING INDUSTRY IN INDIA: Colonialism To Globalisation (A Spatio-Temporal Analysis)
Author(s): Sadanand Gupta
ISBN: 9788182748910
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 178
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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Seaports represent a complex interplay of physical, spatial and socio-economic phenomena and are invariably the knots/centres where the different kinds of interactions and dependencies in the supra-national economy are worked out, be it in the past under colonialism or under the modern phase of `globalisation`. The book is an attempt to present the concepts and theoretical frameworks relevant to the historical and spatial analysis of the seaports, port systems and port-cities. This is necessary because most of the concepts have acquired varying theoretical meanings in social science and port planning literature; a detailed outline on the evolution of the Indian seaport system from the colonial period, when the introverted economy of the country was reoriented and focused on the seaports, to the present day, when India is being increasingly drawn into the world economy requires an analysis, which has been done on the Indian port-cities within the national systems of the ports and cities and thus outlines the linkages between the port and city functions. This also underlines the various factors that have historically influenced the performance, management and future prospects of the Indian seaports.

There has been no integrated and holistic study on the shipping industry in India.  Prior to this monograph, there was no book which could present a detailed account of the industry, connecting it with a regional linkage analysis. In addition, while all the previous studies have mostly concentrated on the economic indicators of the industry, this study combines the various approaches of the industry e.g. public policy, cluster development, backward and forward linkages as well as the geographical, historical, political, economic linkages, etc. The book has been written based on a sound methodological background and a rational analysis of facts. Therefore, it would be useful for the academicians working on industrial economics, researchers, libraries, journalists, corporate bodies, shipping societies, port authorities, etc.

ABOUT Author


Sadanand Gupta was born and brought up in a village in the Gorakhpur District of Uttar Pradesh. Dr Gupta completed his MA, MPhil and PhD from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In addition to this Certificate course in Human Rights (IGNOU), Certificate course in Intellectual Property (WIPO, Geneva), and several professional and vocational trainings have been done by him. He was associated with the Centre for Political Studies, JNU, New Delhi and presently he is the Deputy Collector, Government of Uttar Pradesh. Having a high degree of commitment to administration, teaching and research Dr Gupta has an unparalleled ability of adopting a multidimensional approach to social science research. His areas of research interest are Regional Development and Planning; Social Science Research Methods; Planning and Public Policy; Environment and Development; Social Inclusion and Exclusion; Cluster Development; Infrastructure Developments, etc. 

Dr Gupta has written scholarly articles on a variety of issues in national and international journals, newspapers, magazines as well as in edited volumes. He is well known for his empirical research analysis and policy outlook. His books on Automobile Industry in India: A Cluster Approach and Methodological Study of Regional Planning in India have received an admirable response from the academia as well as the industry.

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