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Research Highlights

JGU’s faculty members and students undertake research through its schools, research centres, and institutes. Research is funded through external or internal grants, or are self-funded. To date, our researchers have undertaken projects with public, private and non-profit organizations based in India and across the globe on issues ranging from public policy, urban planning, and intellectual property rights to energy security, agrarian policy, and civil society. A selection of these research projects, both completed and ongoing, is described below to highlight our domain areas of experience and expertise.

  • What Traditional Indian Sweets Mean: A Consumer- Culture Perspective

    Consuming traditional Indian sweets is a significant part of the Indian way of life. The traditional sweet industry in India is currently estimated to be worth US$8 billion.

  • Understandings of Home in Contexts of Mobility

    The broad question that the study seeks to address is how being and becoming, cultural capital and understandings of home contribute to the significance of material possessions in contexts and samples not studied so far, such as those of expats and returning natives in a develo

  • Becoming Hindus and Muslims: Reading the Cultural Encounter in Bengal 1342-1905

    The book Becoming Hindus and Muslims: Reading the Cultural Encounter in Bengal 1342-1905 (Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 2015) begins by interrogating the assumption that coherent religious identities emerged in the Indian subcontinent only in the nineteen

  • Gandhi as a Manager: An Investigation into Funding and Organization Practices

    This study investigates the funding and operations of the ashrams that were organized and run by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa and India. It will attempt to apply a ‘project management’ approach to look at Gandhi’s organization skills.

  • Antecedents of Customers’ Choice of Green Hotels and their Impact on Environmental Planning and Oper...

    This study examines the impact of environmental concerns of service providers in the hospitality industry and their perceptions of the willingness of customers to pay for this.

  • To Pay or Not to Pay: Emotional and Cognitive Response to a Bribe Situation

    This study aims to understand the emotional and cognitive responses of individuals who are faced with a decision to pay or not to pay a bribe. The data comprised self-reports of individuals in India provided by Janaagraha, an NGO.