Dr. Ruby Maloni will present a paper on “Constructing Stereotypes: Gujarati Merchants in 17th Century European Records”.
Dr. Ruby Maloni
Retired Professor, Department of History, University of Mumbai
Dr. Ruby Maloni is former Head and Professor of the Department of History, Mumbai University. She has published extensively on Modern India and Medieval India. Her specialization is the Indian Ocean and maritime trade, with special emphasis on the history of Gujarat. She has published several articles and books, including ‘European Merchant Capital and the Indian Economy’, and ‘Surat, Port of the Mughal Empire’. She has been a member of the Management Council and the Senate of Mumbai University, and has been given the ‘Recognition for Excellence’ award by Mumbai University. She is currently engaged in research projects, including ‘Indian Ports and Intra-Asian Trade (17th & 18th Centuries)’.