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A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.

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Dr. Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor- Liberal Arts

dinyar.patel@spjimr.org

Dinyar Patel is a historian of modern India, focusing on Indian nationalism, the city of Bombay/Mumbai, and the Parsi Zoroastrian community. Prior to joining SPJIMR, he was Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, where he received Fulbright and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. Patel earned his PhD in History from Harvard University in 2015 and his BA in International Relations from Stanford University in 2004.

Patel’s first book, Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism, was published by Harvard University Press and HarperCollins India in May 2020. The book is a biography of Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917), India’s first nationalist leader and the first Asian elected to the British Parliament. Aside from detailing the moderate, pre-Gandhian phase of Indian nationalism—a period that has been significantly neglected by scholars—Patel’s book demonstrates how Naoroji contributed to the growth of global anti-colonialism by putting Indian nationalism in touch with Irish nationalism, British and European socialism, American Progressives, and African-American and West Indian political activists.

Patel is the co-editor of two published volumes: From Ghalib’s Dilli to Lutyens’ New Delhi, with Mushirul Hasan (Oxford University Press, 2014); and Dadabhai Naoroji: Selected Private Papers with S.R. Mehrotra (Oxford University Press, 2016). He has written for the New York Times online, BBC News, Indian Express, Hindu, Scroll.in, and Himal Southasian. At the moment, he is researching and writing a book on Indian nationalism through 1920.

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Dr. Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor- Liberal Arts

dinyar.patel@spjimr.org

Research & Publications

Dr. Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor- Liberal Arts

dinyar.patel@spjimr.org

Books:

  • Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism (Harvard University Press, 2020).
  • Dadabhai Naoroji: Selected Private Papers, co-edited with S.R. Mehrotra (Oxford University Press and National Archives of India, 2016).
  • From Ghalib’s Dilli to Lutyens’ New Delhi: A Documentary Record, co-edited with Mushirul Hasan (Oxford University Press and National Archives of India, 2013).

 

Research Papers:

  1. “The Transnational Career of the ‘Indian Edison’: Shankar Abaji Bhisey and the Nationalist Promotion of Scientific Talent,” in Prashant Kidambi, Rachel Dwyer, and Manjiri Kamat, eds., Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos, London: Hurst, 2019; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019; and Delhi: Penguin Random House, 2019; pp. 239-62.
  2. “Beyond Hindu-Muslim Unity: Gandhi, the Parsis, and the Prince of Wales Riots of 1921,” Indian Economic and Social History Review, vol. 55, no. 2, 2018, pp. 221-47.
  3. “Our Own Religion in Ancient Persia: Dadabhai Naoroji and Orientalist Scholarship on Zoroastrianism,” Global Intellectual History, vol. 2, no. 3, 2017, pp. 311-28.
  4. “The Banaji and Mehta Families: Forging the Parsi Community in Calcutta,” in Almut Hintze and Alan Williams, eds., Holy Wealth: Accounting for this World and the Next in Religious Belief and Practice (Festschrift for John R. Hinnells), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016, pp. 211-30.
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Dr. Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor- Liberal Arts

dinyar.patel@spjimr.org

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Dr. Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor- Liberal Arts

dinyar.patel@spjimr.org

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Dr. Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor- Liberal Arts

dinyar.patel@spjimr.org

Academic Area

Dr. Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor- Liberal Arts

dinyar.patel@spjimr.org

History, Liberal Arts
 
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