Mircea Raianu

Mircea Raianu is an Assistant Professor in History at the University of Maryland. Mircea studies the evolution of capitalism in modern South Asia. His primary research project charts the historical trajectory of Tata, India’s largest corporate group since the early twentieth century, from family firm to diversified industrial enterprise. More broadly, he is interested in the relationship between national and global markets, the development of infrastructure and human capital, and the ethics and politics of business activity in emerging economies. Mircea is also at work on a series of related article projects, including studies of land acquisition law and corporate sovereignty in the steel and mining belt of Eastern India, the intellectual history of swadeshi capitalism during the interwar period, and the transition from trading firms to industrial enterprises in the context of recurring global financial crises.