and Research Degrees
University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Political Science [Minor: Latin American Studies], 1967
Dissertation: “An Indian State under British Influence: Hyderabad
under Salar Jang I, 1853-1883”
M.S., Foreign Service,
Specialisation in Latin America area. 1953.
Thesis: “Pacific Settlement and
Security Procedures in the Organization of American States (OAS)
Fergusson College, Poona
Politics, Economics, Psychology. 1950
Academic and Official Career
Fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.
Project Director, Research Project on An Integrated Approach to the Development of
Visakhapatnam and its Hinterland (Planning
Commission of India at the Institute of Development and Planning
Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Planning and Organization of Metropolitan Government in India, with
particular reference to Bombay, Hyderabad and Pune at Gokhale Institute
of Politics and Economics, Pune, and Indian Institute of Management,
1974-78: Founder Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive, Hyderabad Urban
Development Authority. Planning and development for a major
Indian city, following urban planning theory,
guidelines and directives of the state and central governments, and
the realities of the local situation.
1972-74: Secretary and
Joint Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh, Health,
Housing and Municipal Administration Department. Responsible for administration at the Secretariat level, state
policies in regard to Health and Medical Services, Family Planning,
Local Government in major and minor cities of Andhra Pradesh. Formulating state policies in regard to urban (city) services
(such as roads, water supply, master plan preparation, formulating
schemes for Urban Development Authorities), and legislation necessary
for their implementation.
1965-68: Director of the State Archives of Andhra Pradesh,
Hyderabad. Providing services in the newly constructed building to
research scholars, administering research fellowships to encourage
research, and related matters.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh,
in such areas as Education and Culture.
Sub-Collector in West Godavari and Hyderabad Districts.
Languages Spoken and Read
English, some Spanish and French, Urdu, Hindustani, and
Invited by the French Government to study Archives and Public
Administration at the Archives National de France.
1950-54: Fulbright Scholar and Fellowship holder at Georgetown
and Tulane Universities.
1968-67:Lectured on topics relating to Modern India at the Universities
of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Bochum, Kiel, Paris, Sussex and Oxford, and at
the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City.
Latin American Integration : An Asian View, New
Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1980 and Atlantic
Highlands, New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1981.
Gandhian and Peace Studies in Journals of World Affairs and Gandhi
Marg, published in Delhi from 1995-2000.
Ideology in the Third World: The Significance of Jose Marti and M.K.
Thresholds. Bilingual Press, Hispanic Research Center,
State University, Tampa, Arizona, 2000.
“Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era, Can
Nuclear Deterrence Work in South Asia?” published in World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues. Vol. IV No.2 April-June 2000, pp.22-31.
Weapons in South Asia: A Gandhian Approach “ in Gandhi Marg : Quarterly Journal of the Gandhi Peace
Foundation. Vol 21, Number 3, October-December 1999, pp. 347-359.
“M.K. Gandhi – Man of the
Century: Gandhi and his Relevance to the World”
World Affairs, The Journal of
International Issues, Vol. II No.1 January-March 1998, pp.41-50.
“Jose Marti, the Third World and
the Cuban Revolution “ CIEFL Bulletin (New Series)
Vol.7, Nos. 1&2 Jun-Dec. 1995 (Pub. 1996) Central Institute of English and
Foreign Languages Hyderabad 500007, India.
Urban Development and Environment
Gandhi in the 21st
Century: An Alternative Approach to Development
(Editor, V.K. Bawa).
Hyderabad : Prachee Publications,
Indian Metropolis :
Urbanisation, Planning and Management
New Delhi : Inter India Publications, 1987.
“What Kind of Development? –
Industrialisation, Technology and the Environment.” In John S.
Augustine Ed., Strategies for Third World Development (New Delhi : Sage Publications, 1989, pp.143-150)
Modern Indian History
The Last Nizam – The Life and Times of
Mir Osman Ali Khan, New Delhi: Penguin-Viking, 1992 Hard cover and
The Nizam Between
Mughals and British: Hyderabad Under Salar Jang I, 1853-83,
S.Chand & Co., 1986 (reprinted, 1996 with a fresh
introduction under the title Hyderabad under Salar Jang I)
Modern Indian history and comparative aspects
of Indian and Latin American studies.
the Deccan – The Kingdom of Golconda” Deccan
Studies Vol. I No.l
January-June 2002, pp 59-67.
“The Politics of
Architecture in Qutbshahi Hyderabad: A Preliminary Analysis” in M.A.
Nayeem et al, Eds. Studies in History of the Deccan: Medieval and
Modern: Professor A.R. Kulkarni Felicitation Volume. (Delhi:
Pragati Publications, 2002, pp.329-341.)
Political Modernisation in the Asaf Jahi State: Hyderabad under Salar
Jung I during 1853-83, and the Seventh Nizam during 1911-1945 in Islamic
Culture: An English Quarterly. Special 75th Anniversary
Issue. Vol. LXXVI, No.2, April 2002, pp. 47-114.
History, Heritage and Related:
(Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage).
for Deccan Studies, Hyderabad (President and Executive Director of
journal, Deccan Studies).
Pradesh History Congress.
Public and International Affairs:
Sab Hindustani Trust (Managing Trustee)--seminars, workshops,
for Defence Studies & Analysis, New Delhi
(Latin American Studies Association), U.S.A.
of Asian Studies, Hyderabad