Professorial Research Associate
Research Cluster Member
- Professor Jairus Banaji
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Jairus Banaji’s main research interests have included: agrarian history; Late Antiquity and early Islam; historical materialism; Marx’s method in Capital; the fate of the peasantry under capitalism; and, unions and industrial relations in India. Cambridge University Press has just published a collection of his historical work under the title Exploring the Economy of Late Antiquity: Selected Essays. He also recently finished the first full-length English translation of Henry Grossman’s classic text on Marx’s crisis theory, The Law of Accumulation and Breakdown of the Capitalist System, scheduled for publication as part of a larger collection of Grossman’s writings, and is currently working on a book called A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism.
Banaji, Jairus (2015) Exploring the Economy of Late Antiquity: Selected Essays. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Banaji, Jairus (2010) Theory as History: Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation. Leiden; Boston: Brill.
Banaji, Jairus (2007) Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity: Gold, Labour and Aristocratic Dominance, revised paperback edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Banaji, Jairus and Hensman, Rohini (1990) Beyond Multinationalism: Management Policy and Bargaining Relationships in International Companies. New Delhi: Sage.
Banaji, Jairus (2013) 'Putting Theory to Work'. Historical Materialism, (21) 4, pp 129-143.
Banaji, Jairus (2013) 'Seasons of Self-Delusion: Opium, Capitalism and the Financial Markets (2012 Deutscher Memorial Lecture)'. Historical Materialism, (21) 2, pp 3-19.
Banaji, Jairus (2012) 'Fascism as a Mass Movement: Translator's Introduction'. Historical Materialism, (20) 1, pp 133-143.
Banaji, Jairus (2011) 'Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages: What Kind of Transition?'. Historical Materialism, (19) 1, pp 109-144.
Banaji, Jairus (2010) 'The Ironies of Indian Maoism'. International Socialism Journal 128, pp 129-148.
Banaji, Jairus (2009) 'Aristocracies, Peasantries and the Framing of the Early Middle Ages'. Journal of Agrarian Change, (9) 1, pp 59-91.
Banaji, Jairus (2007) 'Islam, the Mediterranean and the Rise of Capitalism'. Historical Materialism, (15) 1, pp 47-74.
Banaji, Jairus and Hensman, Rohini (1990) 'Multinationals and the Evolution of Industrial Conflict: Bombay 1956-1984'. Economic and Political Weekly (Bombay), (XXV) 24, pp 135-152.
Banaji, Jairus (1990) 'Illusions about the Peasantry: Karl Kautsky and the Agrarian Question'. Journal of Peasant Studies, (17) 2, pp 288-307.
Banaji, Jairus (1977) 'The Comintern and Indian Nationalism'. International, (3) 4, pp 25-41.
Banaji, Jairus (1977) 'Modes of Production in a Materialist Conception of History'. Capital and Class, (1) 3, pp 1-44.
Banaji, Jairus, (ed.), (2016) Fascism: Essays on Europe and India, 2nd edition [enlarged and updated]. Gurgaon, India: Three Essays Collective.
Banaji, Jairus, (ed.), (2013) Fascism: Essays on Europe and India. Gurgaon, India: Three Essays Collective.
Sarris, Peter and Banaji, Jairus, (eds.), (2009) Journal of Agrarian Change, 9(1). Special Issue: Aristocrats, Peasants and the Transformation of Rural Society, c.400-800.. Oxford: Blackwell. (Journal of Agrarian Change).
Banaji, Jairus, (ed.), (1992) Henryk Grossmann, The Law of Accumulation and Breakdown of the Capitalist System, Being also a Theory of Crises, translated and abridged. London: Pluto Press.
Banaji, Jairus (2015) 'Regions that look seawards: changing fortunes, submerged histories and the slow capitalism of the sea'. In: Maiuro, Marco and De Romanis, Federico, (eds.), Across the Ocean: Nine Chapters on Indo-Mediterranean Trade. Leiden: Brill, pp 114-126.
Banaji, Jairus (2014) 'On the Identity of Shahrālānyōzān in the Greek and Middle Persian Papyri from Egypt'. In: Schubert, Alexander T. and Sijpesteijn, Petra M., (eds.), Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World. Leiden and Boston: Brill, pp 27-42.
Banaji, Jairus (2014) 'Reconstructing Historical Materialism'. In: Chakravarty, Prasanta, (ed.), Shrapnel Minima: Writings from Humanities Underground. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press & Seagull.
Banaji, Jairus (2013) 'Trajectories of Fascism: Extreme-Right Movements in India and Elsewhere'. In: Banaji, Jairus, (ed.), Fascism: Essays on Europe and India. Gurgaon: Three Essays Collective, pp 215-230.
Banaji, Jairus (2012) 'The Economic Trajectories of Late Antiquity'. In: Johnson, Scott, (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 597-624.
Banaji, Jairus (2012) 'Mode of Production'. In: Fine, Ben and Saad Filho, Alfredo, (eds.), Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics. Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp 227-232.
Banaji, Jairus (2010) 'Late Antique Legacies and Muslim Economic Expansion'. In: Haldon, John, (ed.), Money, Exchange and the Economy in the First Century of Islam. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Banaji, Jairus (1980) 'Summary of Selected Parts of Kautsky’s The Agrarian Question'. In: Wolpe, Harold, (ed.), The Articulation of Modes of Production: Essays from Economy and Society. London: RKP, pp 45-92.
Banaji, Jairus (1979) 'From the Commodity to Capital: Hegel’s Dialectic in Marx’s Capital'. In: Elson, Diane, (ed.), Value: The Representation of Labour in Capitalism. London: CSE Books, pp 14-45.
Banaji, Jairus and Mody, Gautam (2001) Corporate Governance and the Indian Private Sector. QEH Working Paper 73.
Banaji, Jairus (2016) 'The Function of Capital Exports under Capitalism Henryk Grossman [Das Akkumulations- und Zusammenbruchsgesetz des kapitalistischen Systems, 1929]' , pp 1-25. [Unpublished]
Banaji, Jairus (2012) 'Fascism as a Mass Movement (1934) by Arthur Rosenberg' Historical Materialism, (20) 1, pp 144-190.
Banaji, Jairus (2016) 'Nationalism is the Bedrock upon which All Fascist Movements Have Built Themselves' In: Talk given to Students, 11th March 2016, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. [Unpublished]
Banaji, Jairus (2005) 'Thwarting the Market for Corporate Control: Takeover Regulation in India' In: Queen Elizabeth House’s 50th Birthday Conference.
Hensman, Rohini and Banaji, Jairus (1998) 'A short history of the employees’ unions in Bombay, 1947–1991' In: 1st conference of the Association of Indian Labour Historians (AILH), New Delhi, 1998. [Unpublished]
Banaji, Jairus (2017) 'Review of: How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism by Alexander Anievas and Kerem Nısancioglu, Pluto Press, 2015.'. Historical Materialism.
Banaji, Jairus (2002) 'The Metamorphoses of Agrarian Capitalism'. Journal of Agrarian Change, (2) 1, pp 96-119.
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