Prof. Dwijendra Tripathi (1930-2018), former faculty member of IIMA (1964-1990), was widely considered to be the doyen of Indian business history. He authored numerous papers and books, including the biographies of Kasturbhai Lalbhai and the Bank of Baroda and the seminal Oxford History of Indian Business. He was PGP Chair (1968-72), Dean (1972-76), Chair of the Economics Area (1986-88) and on the IIMA Board of Governors (1987-90). He was also the General President of the Indian History Congress in 2002-03.
His obituary was published in the Business History Review of the Harvard Business School, and is available on this link. The transcript of a fuller length oral history of his life and career is available at the IIMA Archives and his CV is available on this link.
He was interviewed for the IIMA Archives Oral History Project on 27th March, 2018 and video snippets of the interview are available on this link.
Date of Birth: July 29, 1930
Date of Death: September 05, 2018