Dr. Anish Vanaik
Anish Vanaik received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2013. His dissertation was about the economic and political implications of real estate markets in colonial Delhi and ranged from empirical questions concerning business cycles in the property market, to the ways in which commodification and opposition to it shaped social struggles in the city. Apart from interests in all things urban, he has also been studying the history of political cartoons and been involved in studies of India’s landmark welfare legislation – the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Articles by him have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Historical Research, Economic and Political Weekly and Himal Southasian.