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Prof Abdul Shaban

Professor

Centre for Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development , School of Development Studies
Qualification

M.A. (Delhi); M.Phil.; Ph.D. (IIT-B)

Abdul SHABAN is a Professor at the Centre for Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. He is an urban geographer and economist with research interests on issues related to cities, entrepreneurship, creative industries, and religious minorities. Prof. Shaban has been members of various committees, commissions, and policy think tanks on these areas. He has also been visiting professor/fellow at several leading universities outside India, which include LSE, Muenster University, Erasmus University, and Paris Diderot University.  

Employment

  • 2010 –till date: Professor, Centre for Public Policy Habitat and Human Development, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai. 
  • 2014 – 2019: Deputy Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Tuljapur Campus), India.

Education

  • Ph.D. (2001): Economics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India.
  • MPhil (1997): Planning & Development, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India.
  • M.A. (1995): Geography, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. 

Committee/Commission membership

  • Member, Commission of Inquiry to study the Socio-Economic Status of Muslims in State of Telangana (2015 – 2019), constituted by the Government of Telangana, India.
  • Member, Post Sachar Evaluation Committee  (2013 – 2014), Constituted by Government of India, Ministry of Minority Affairs as nodal Ministry.
  • Member, High Powered Study Group (2013 – 2014), constituted by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to look into developmental issues concerning Muslims as a religious minority in the State of Maharashtra.
  • Member of research group, World Cities Culture Report 2012, Mayor Office, London.

   

  • Creative Economy and Creative Cities
  • Urban Development: Production of Urban Spaces, Political economy of urban space, Subaltern Urbanization
  • Urbanization and Economic Growth
  • Minorities and Development
  • Special interest in methodologies: Spatial econometrics, GIS

Books


  • Datta, A and Shaban, A eds. 2017. Mega-urbanization in the Global South: Fast cities and new urban utopias of the postcolonial state. London: Routledge.
  • Shaban, A and Saqib Khan eds. 2013. Muslims in Urban India. New Delhi: Concept Publishing.
  • Shaban, A ed. 2012/2018. Lives of Muslims in India: Politics, Exclusion and Violence. London: Routledge.
  • Shaban, A 2010. Mumbai: Political Economy of Crime and Space. Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan.

Forthcoming Books


  • Shaban, A, Filip Vermeylen, Christian Handke, eds. Creative Industries in India. London: Routledge (Forthcoming 2021).
  • Sudhir, G, A Bari, A U Khan, Abdul Shaban, eds, Muslims in Telangana: Discourses on A Discourse on Equity, Development, and Security. New Delhi: Springer (Forthcoming 2021).
  • Shaban, A and S Sattar. The Subaltern City: Life on the Margin in Malegaon, India. (Forthcoming 2021).

Select Journal Publications


  • Karl-Heinz Gaudry, Daniel Marcelo Charro, Abdul Shaban. (2020). Data on Energy Consumption on Ore-Processing Plants in Zaruma-Portovelo, Ecuador, Data in Brief, 31(2020):1-4; 106019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.106019
  • Karl-Heinz Gaudry, Daniel Marcelo Charro, Geovanna Villacreses, Washington Castillo, Abdul Shaban. (2020). Estimating scales of gold ore production and processing in zaruma and la merced de buenos aires, ecuador: Electrical power consumption as an indirect metric, The Extractive Industries and Society, ISSN 2214-790X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.06.011.
  • Shaban, A., Karima Kourtit, and Peter Nijkamp. 2020. India’s Urban System: Sustainability and Imbalanced Growth of Cities. Sustainability, 12 (2941):1-20. doi:10.3390/su12072941
  • Shaban, A. and Ayona Datta. 2019. Towards ‘Slow’ and ‘Moderated’ Urbanism. Economic and Political Weekly, 54(48):36-42.
  • Shaban, A. 2017. Geographical Epistemology and Question of Space. Economic and Political Weekly, 52(48): 85-89.
  • Sanga, P. and Abdul Shaban. 2017. Regional Divergence and Inequalities in India. Economic and Political Weekly, 52(1): 102-10.
  • Shaban, A. 2016. Muslim Girls in Urdu Medium Schools of Maharashtra: Progress, Retention and Aspirations, Economic and Political Weekly, 51(25): 65-70.
  • Shaban, A.  and S. Sattar. 2016. Critical Reflection on Urbanization in India, Shelter, 17(1): 31-39.
  • Shaban, A. 2015. Urdu and Urdu Medium Schools in Maharashtra. Economic and Political Weekly, 50(29):46-51.
  • Shaban, A. and Filip Vermeylen. 2015. Trade in the Creative Sector: Comparing India with China, Brazil and UK. Economic and Political Weekly, 50(20):68-75.
  • Shaban, A. 2014. Minorities at the Margins. Agenda, 28: 32-37.
  • Shaban, A. and S. Sattar. 2014. Rainfall Cycles, Livelihood and Migration in India. International Journal for Sustainable Innovations, 3(1):93-104.
  • Shaban, A. 2014. Housing Market and the Poor in Mumbai, Shelter, 15(1): 75-81.
  • Shaban, A. and S. Sattar. 2011. Water Security and Sustainability in Urban India. International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 11(3/4):231-254.
  • Shaban, A. 2008. Ghettoisation, Crime and Punishment in Mumbai. Economic and Political Weekly, 43(33): 68-73.
  • Shaban, A. and R N Sharma. 2007. Water Consumption and Wastage Patterns in Domestic Households in Major Cities in India. Economic and Political Weekly, 42(23):2190-2197.
  • Sharma, R. N.  and A. Shaban. 2006. Metropolitanisation of Indian Economy: Lessons in Urban Development. The ICFAI Journal of Governance and Public Policy, 1(2): 17-35.
  • Shaban, A. 2006. Regional Structure, Growth and Convergence of Income in Maharashtra. Economic and Political Weekly, 41(18):1803-1815.
  • Shaban, A. 2003. Environmental Kuznets Curve: Theory and Empirical Evidence. IASSI Quarterly, 22(2):46-61.
  • Shaban, A. and L.M. Bhole. 2002. Determinants of Bank Deposits in India: A State-wise Analysis. Indian Journal of Regional Science, 36(1):37-52.
  • Shaban, A. 2002. Growth and Disparities of Income across India States. Man & Development, 24(3):31-48.
  • Shaban, A. and S. Sattar. 2002. Co-integration and Causality between Population and Income in India. Geographical Review of India, 64(1):51-60.
  • Shaban, A. and L.M. Bhole. 2001. State-wise Differences in Determinants of Bank Credit in India, IASSI-Quarterly, 20(2):44-64.
  • Shaban, A. and L.M. Bhole. 2000. Regional Disparities in Rural Development in India. Journal of Rural Development and Administration, 32(2):18-31.
  • Shaban, A. and L.M. Bhole. 2000. Development of Commercial Banking in Maharashtra: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis. Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol.XXXII, No. 1, 2000, pp.103-117.
  • Sattar, S. and A. Shaban. 2000. Development of Tourism Industry in Sikkim: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis. Geographical Review of India, December, pp.317-334.
  • Shaban, A. 2000. Regional Aspects of Gender Specific Crimes in India. IASSI-Quarterly, July-September, pp.56-69
  • Shaban, A. 2000. Spatio-Temporal Study of Power Supply in Punjab and Haryana (1968- 1990): A Critique. Geographical Review of India, 62(2).
  • Shaban, A. 1999. Crime in Indian Cities. Geographical Review of India, 61(4): 336-351
  • Shaban, A.  and L.M. Bhole. 1999. Measuring Development Distances Between Regions in India: A Combined Component Approach. Man & Development, 21(1): 82-96.
  • Shaban, A. and L.M. Bhole. 1997. Pattern and Determinants of Land Utilisation in Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Regional Science, 29 (2): 75-87.
  • Shaban, A. 1997. Spatial Variations in Crimes in Maharashtra. Geographical Review of India, 59(3):204-215.
  • Shaban, A. and L.M. Bhole. 1997. Development and Disparities in Maharashtra: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis, Indian Journal of Regional Science, 31(1):56-69.

Select Chapters in Books/Encyclopaedia


  • Shaban, A. and Prashant B Narnaware. 2019. Innovations in Multistakeholder Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Fostering State-University-Community Nexus. In Swati Banerjee, Stephen Carney and Lars Hulgard (eds), People-Centred Social Innovation: Global Perspectives on the Emerging Paradigm, pp.179-194. London: Routledge.
  • Swati, Banerjee, and Abdul, Shaban. 2019. Reimagining the Social Enterprise through grassroots social innovations in India. In Philippe Eynaud, Jean-Louis Laville, Luciana Lucas dos Santos, Swati Banerjee, Lars Hulgard and Flor Dinis de Araujo Avelino (eds), Theory of Social Enterprise and Pluralism. New York: Routledge.
  • Shaban, A 2019. Cities, Space and Development in India. In BK Chaudhary, AK Singh and D Das (eds), City, Space and Politics in the Global South, pp.23-40. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors.
  • Shaban, A  2019. Mumbai. In A. M. Orum (ed), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Urban and Regional Studies, doi:10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0207.
  • Migozzi, Julien, Abdul Shaban and Rafael Soares Gonçalves. 2018. Urban National Parks and the Making of the Housing Market in Emerging Cities: Places of Exclusiveness, Land of Opportunities. In Frédéric Landy (ed), From Urban National Parks to Natured Cities in the Global South: The Quest for Naturbanity, pp.131-155. Singapore: Springer.
  • Shaban, A 2018. Identity, Politics and Violence: Shiv Sena in Retrospect. In Shekher, M, Parasuraman S, Kattumuri R, (eds), Governance and Governed, pp.229-246. Springer, Singapore.
  • Gaudy, Karl Heinz and A. Shaban. 2017. Regional Organizations. In Paul Joseph (ed), The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. New York: Sage. DOI: 10.4135/9781483359878.n551.
  • Shaban, A 2017. Underworld and the Police in Mumbai. In Jayaram, N (eds), Social Dynamics of the Urban: Exploring Urban Change in South Asia, p.115-134.. New Delhi, Springer.
  • Shaban, A and Ayona Datta. 2016. Slow: Towards a Decelerated Urbanism. In Ayona Datta and Abdul Shaban (eds), Mega-Urbanization in the Global South: Fast Cities and New Urban Utopias of the Postcolonial State, pp.205-220. New York/London: Routledge.
  • Shaban, A. 2016. Development Strategies in India. In H. Ramachandran and R N Vyas (eds), Economic Geography: Urbanisation, Industry and Development, pp. 120-158. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Shaban, A. 2016. Muslim Citizenship, Identity and Violence in India. In Kalpana Kannabiran (ed), Violence Studies. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Shaban, A. 2016. Identity, Citizenship and Hindu-Muslim Conflict in India. In Hugo Goringe, Roger Jeffery and Suryakant Waghmore (eds), From the Margins to the Mainstream: Institutionalising Minorities in South Asia, pp.1-30. New Delhi/London: Sage Publications.
  • Shaban, A. 2015. Les Migrations Internes en Inde. In Philippe Cadene and B. Dumortier (eds), L'Inde: Une Geographie, pp 185-194. Paris: Armand Colin.
  • Shaban, A. 2014. Role of NGO in Water Conservation and Village Development. In H.N. Mishra (ed), Managing Natural Resources: Focus on Land and Water, pp. 317-325. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall India Ltd.
  • Shaban, A. 2013. The City of Terrors: Deprivation, Segregation and Communal Conflicts in Malegaon. In R.N. Sharma and R S Sandhu (eds), Small Cities and Towns in Global Era: Emerging Changes and Perspectives. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.
  • Shaban, A. and S. Sattar. 2013. Industrial Dispersal and Clustering in India during the Post-reform period and the Role of Small & Medium Towns. In R.N. Sharma and R S Sandhu (eds), Small Cities and Towns in Global Era: Emerging Changes and Perspectives. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.
  • Shaban, A. 2013. Neoliberalism, Crime and Cities: Muslims, Marginalised, and Socio-spatial Praxis in Contemporary Times. In Abdul Shaban and Saqib khan (eds), Muslims in Urban India: Development and Exclusion, pp. 18-40. New Delhi: Concept Publishing.
  • Shaban, A. 2013. Poverty, Unemployment and Housing Distress among Muslims in Mumbai. In Abdul Shaban and Saqib khan (eds), Muslims in Urban India: Development and Exclusion, pp. 123-151. New Delhi: Concept Publishing.
  • Shaban, A. 2012. Food Security in India: An Examination of Availability and Safety Dimensions. In C. Sengupta, et al. (eds), Human Security in South Asian Region. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University.
  • Shaban, A. 2012. Ethnic Politics, Muslims and Space in Contemporary Mumbai. In A. Shaban (ed), Lives of Muslims in India: Politics, Exclusion and Violence, pp. 208-25. New Delhi/London: Routledge.
  • Shaban, A. 2010. Institutional Credit and Economic Entitlement: Emerging Regional and Sectoral Divides in Maharashtra. In C. Sen and S. Corbridge (eds), Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India: Continuing Debates, pp.111-146. New Delhi/London: Routledge.
  • Sriram, Sujata and A. Shaban. 2009. Human-Technology Interface in the Banking Sector: A Study of Micro-Deposit Machines in Mumbai. In Rajat Gera (ed), Advances in Technology and Innovations in Marketing, pp.474-482. New Delhi: Macmillan.
  • Shaban, A. 2008. Urban Environmental Management in India: Issues and Challenges. In A. L. Singh and S. Fazal (eds), Urban Environmental Management, pp.107-134. Delhi:  B.R. Publishing Corporation.
  • Shaban, A. 2007. Rural-Urban Urban Divide in Development in Maharashtra. In R. Sthanumoorthy (ed), Maharashtra Economy: Performance, Opportunities and Challenge. pp. 297-316. Hyderabad, India: The Icfai University Press.
  • Bhole, L.M. and Abdul Shaban. 2003. Commercial Banking: A Profile of Spatial Development, in B. Mungekar (ed.) The Economy of Maharashtra: Changing Structure and Emerging Issues, pp.270-288. Mumbai: Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Social & Economic Change.

 Book reviews


  • Shaban, A. 2019. ‘New Light on the Deprivation of Muslims in India’, review of the book ‘Denial and Deprivation: Indian Muslims after Sachar Committee and Ranganath Misra Commission Reports, (New Delhi: Manohar, 2018) by Abdur Rahman. Economic and Political Weekly, 54(30): 25-27.
  • Shaban, A. 2007. ‘Colonial and Post-Colonial Geographies of India’, edited by Saraswati Raju, M.S. Kumar, and Stuart Corbridge), Sociological Bulletin, 56(1): 163-165
  • Shaban, A. 2004. ‘The  Birth of a New City’, review of the book ‘Making of Navi Mumbai” (Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2003), by A. Shaw, Economic and Political Weekly, 39(48):5093-5096.

Selected OPED/Blogs/Other writings


  • Shaban, A. 2020. ‘Bihar grew faster than UP over past three decades’. 21 July. The Dialogue. https://thedialogue.co.in/article/YYFES1DW87lao7f4t5Tf
  • Shaban, A. 2020. ‘Tablighi Jamaat, Personal Law Board and Babri Committee facilitated the spectacular rise of Islamophobia’. 6 June. The Dialogue. https://thedialogue.co.in/article/lZEYkPWyHifVmOLYUvwA.
  • Shaban, A. 2016. ‘No country for Islamophobia: Unlike in the West, India’s syncretic culture has kept the fear of Islam at bay’. 15 March. Indian Express. https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/no-country-for-islamophobia/

 

Selected International Research Grants


[many of these grants have been in collaborations with colleagues from TISS, other universities within and outside India]

  • 2016    -  2017  The ICSSR-NWO India-Netherlands Social Science Collaboration (2015) funded research on “Creative Industries in India: Size, Geography and Potential”. (with Professor Flip Vermeylen, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
  • 2014  - 2015     The ICSSR (India) – NWO (The Netherlands) funded research on “Creative Industries in India in an International Context: Learning from the Netherlands” (with Professor Flip Vermeylen, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
  • 2011 - 2013  The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) funded –Lead Institutions University of Edinburgh and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai: Marginal Populations, Social Mobilisation and Development.
  • 2010 -  2014  French Government [funding for collaborative research between French Institutions, anchored by Département de Géographie, Directeur du laboratoire GECKO, Université de Paris Ouest-DNanterre-La Defense, France; and I am invited to be part of the research team and contribute on Mumbai): : Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries.
  • 2009 – 2010     ESRC (UK)-ICSSR (India) Bilateral Collaboration Programme (with Dr. Ayona Datta, Cities Programme, LSE): Politics of Sustainable development: Mobility and development along the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

 Selected Other Research Grants


 [many of these grants have been in collaborations with colleagues from TISS, other universities within and outside India]

  • 2016 – 2017: M/S Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust, Mumbai: Social Impact Assessment of Redevelopment of Bhuleshwar Division, C-Ward, Bhendi Bazar, Mumbai. (2017) 
  • 2016 –  2017: District Agricultural Office, Osmanabad, Maharashtra: Understanding Contributing Causes for Farmers’ Distress in Osmanabad District, Maharashtra. (2018) 
  • 2013 -  2015: Government of Chhattisgarh, Raipur: Financial Inclusion in Chhattisgarh. This project was part of the research project on “National Rural Livelihood Mission” commissioned to TISS by the Chhattisgarh Government.
  • 2011 - 2012: Maharashtra State Minorities Commission, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai: Urdu Medium Schools in Maharashtra: An Assessment of their Infrastructure and Possibility of Developing them in Model Schools.
  • 2010 - 2011: Maharashtra State Minorities Commission, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai: Multi-Sectoral Development Plan for Malegaon Town, Nashik District, Maharashtra.
  • 2009 –  2010:  Maharashtra State Minorities Commission, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai: Socio-economic and Educational Status of Muslims in Maharashtra- A State Report.
  • 2009-  2010:  NCR Financial Solutions Group Ltd., Discovery Centre, 3 Fulton Road, Dundee DD2 4SW, UK. Banking Practices in Rural and Semi-urban Maharashtra, India.
  • 2008 – 2009: Maharashtra State Minorities Commission, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai: Socio-economic and Educational Status of the Muslims of Mumbai and Its Suburbs.
  • 2006 - 2008: World Bank and Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA): Post-Resettlement Evaluation of the Resettlement Projects under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project.
  • 2007 - 2008 : Jamsetji Tata Trust, Mumbai: Watershed Development in Khargaone District Madhya Pradesh.
  • 2006 – 2007: NCR Financial Solutions Group Ltd., Discovery Centre, 3 Fulton Road, Dundee DD2 4SW, UK: Human-Technology Interface: A Study of Micro-Deposit Machine Usability.
  • 2006 - 2007: Confederation of Indian Industries (CII): Employment and Sustainable Development: An initiative towards improving skills and employability of people.
  • 2006 – 2007: Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd, India: A Study of Status of Employment and Unemployment, and Development of Villages under Influence of Pipavav Port Project.
  • 2006 - 2007: Maharashtra State Government, Mumbai: Outcome Budget for Urban Development Programmes in Maharashtra.
  • 2005 - 2007: Board of Research Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai: City, Crime and Space: A Case of Mumbai Metropolis.
  • 2005 - 2007: National Thermal Power Corporation, Mumbai, India: Socio-economic Survey for NTPC –GPCL JV Thermal Power Project at Pipavav, Gujarat, for Resettlement and Rehabilitation of the Project Affected Persons and building Rehabilitation Action Plan.
  • 2005: Hindustan Lever Limited, Mumbai, India: Water Consumption and Wastage Patterns in Domestic Households in Major Cities in India.
  • 2005: Bharat Oman Refineries Limited, Mumbai, India: Socio-economic Benefits of Establishing a Petroleum Refinery at Bina, Madhya Pradesh: An Impact Study.
  • 2004 – 2005: Sea King Infrastructure Ltd, Mumbai: Social Impact Assessment of Maha Mumbai Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ).
  • 2003 : The World Bank and Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA): An impact Assessment of Initial Phase of Resettlement & Rehabilitation (R & R) Implementation for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP).

 
Courses [Taught and Developed]


  • 2020 ­– onwards: MA in Development Studies, (2 credit 30 class hrs) ‘Geography of Development’
  • 2020­ – onwards: MA in Development Studies, (2 credit 30 class hrs) ‘Cities and Development’
  • 2020­ – onwards: MA in Development Studies, (2 credit 30 class hrs) ‘Geopolitics, Development and Conflict’
  • 2006 onwards:  MA in Development Studies, (2 credit 30 class hrs) ‘Remote Sensing and GIS in Development Research’
  • 2012 onwards: MPhil/PhD in Development Studies, course (2 credit 30 class hrs) ‘Social Justice and the City’
  • 2012 Onwards: MPhil/PhD in Development Studies, course (2 credit 30 class hrs)  ‘GIS and Spatial Statistics’
  • 2006 – 2013: MA in Development Studies, (2 credit 30 class hrs) ‘Sustainable Development and Climate Change.
  • 2006 –2020: MA in Development Studies, (2 credit 30 class hrs) ‘Urban and Regional Development’
  • 2006 –2020: MA in Development Studies, (2 credit 30 class hrs) ‘Development and Crime’

Email: shaban[at]tiss[dot]edu