Colloquium: Migration & Urbanization in India: The Past, Present and Possible Futures

2019 Sep 06, Friday
Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)

About the Lecture

Is India really urbanizing at a rapid pace? What do we know about the migration of labour and capital? How does migration shape the contours of urbanization in India? And which cities are likely to grow rapidly in the coming years? This talk attempts to address these questions by providing an overview of the migration and urbanization dynamics of India over a hundred years. It highlights the Great Indian Migration Wave, remittance urbanism, transnational business, masculine urbanization and demographic divergence as some of the critical issues driving Indian migration and urbanization in the 21st century.


About the Speaker

Chinmay Tumbe loves to laugh and learn. He is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) and was the 2018 Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. He works on migration, cities, firms, and history and is the author of India Moving: A History of Migration (Penguin, 2018). He has previously been associated with TISS-Hyderabad, European University Institute in Florence, LSE, IIM-Bangalore, Ruia College Mumbai and Rishi Valley School. He also chairs the IIMA Archives initiative and coordinates IIMA’s History Internship programme.