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Project overview

This project, funded by the University of Southampton, UKRI India, and the Asian Media Group, will create a ‘living history resource’ which documents and analyses the lives of successful South Asians who have made Britain their home, achieved visibility in various sectors, and have made an economic, sociocultural, political and intellectual contribution to its modern society since the 1960s. The project has policy implications in the realm of the social integration of established ethnic minority communities, social cohesion, and multiculturalism in a diverse and globalised Britain.


Lead researcher

Professor Ajit Nayak

Professor of Strategic Management

Research interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Dynamic Capabilities
  • Responsible Leadership and Sustainability Transitions
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Other researchers

Dr Bindi Shah PhD, FHEA

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • A key question that Bindi is interested in asking is: What shapes citizenship and a sense of belonging to the nation amongst immigrants and established ethnic minority communities?
  • Bindi is also interested in exploring the role of social capital for developing interdisciplinary solutions to climate crisis and biodiversity loss for marginalised communities.
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Dr Pritipuspa Mishra

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Indian history from 1800 to Present
  • India and the British Empire
  • Indian Anti-colonialism
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Professor Jane Falkingham

VP Engagement and International
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Professor Sabu Padmadas

Professor of Demography & Global Health
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs