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Sociology Professor Has Articles Published


Vinay BahlVinay Bahl, associate professor of sociology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, recently had two articles published, one in a German journal.

Bahl’s article “The House of Tata” was published in the book “History of World Trade Since 1450,” edited by John J. McClusker and published by Macmillan Reference USA, a division of Thompson Gale. The work contains 420 articles by contributors from around the world and presents economic concepts within a historical context.

Another article by Bahl, dealing with a critique of recent Indian historiography, was translated into German and published in “Sozial.Geschichte,” a German journal of social history. The article was titled “Subaltern Studies Was ist schief gelaufen?” Indian historiography has a large following among scholars in the United States and Latin America.

Bahl has taught sociology at Penn College since 1996. She earned her doctorate from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1991. In 2002-03, she was invited as a visiting scholar to the College de France, Paris; in 2004, she was a visiting scholar at Amsterdam’s International Institute of Asian Studies.

She has published three books (one co-edited) and numerous articles on subjects that include industrialization, the working class, caste systems, the women’s movement, music, South Asian women’s clothes and Third World women.

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