This project will study the development of industrial mega-infrastructure in the context of Bangalore’s transition to a largely service-sector economy.
Aditya Ramesh works on two streams within the PEAK Urban project at IIHS. The first is on infrastructure and governance which focuses on Bangalore as an emerging mega-region. The second is on the history and geography of water supply and inequality in the city of Bangalore from the 19th century to the present.
Aditya has recently completed his PhD at SOAS, University of London, in which he examined rivers, experts and the economic life in colonial and postcolonial India. At present, he is turning his doctoral dissertation into a book-manuscript. He is interested in writing environmental histories of the present, the geographies of natural resource exploitation, and increasingly the intersection between urbanization and the environment.
He also holds an Editorial Fellowship with History Workshop Online, an academic web media platform taking forward the work of History Workshop and the Raphael Samuel Centre, Birkbeck, University of London.