Murari Kumar Jha
|1977||born in Kahua in the Darbhanga district of Bihar, India|
|…||BA in history at Bhagalpur University, Bihar, India|
|1999-2006||studied medieval Indian history, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi|
|2005||passed the National Eligibility Test, a compulsory examination that makes one eligible to teach in Indian universities|
|2006-2009||Encompass-fellowship at Leiden University; BA and MA/MPhil in history; learned the Dutch language|
|2010-2012||PhD fellow (Encompass-programme), at the Institute for History, Leiden University|
|2013||PhD under the supervision of J.L. Blussé van Oud-Alblas and J.J.L. Gommans, Leiden University|
|2013-present||postdoctoral fellow, Department of History, National University of Singapore|
|2015||assistant professor, School of Historical Studies, Nalanda University, Rajgir, India|
2004 “The Mughal state and the merchant groups at Surat in the 17th century: hostility and mutual adjustment.” Indica 41,2: 151-164.
2005 “The Mughals, merchants and the European Companies in the 17th century Surat.” Asia Europe Journal 3,2: 269-283.
2006 Review of: M. N. Pearson, The Indian Ocean, London 2003. Asia Europe Journal 4,4: 625-628.
2009 “The social world of Gujarati merchants and their Indian Ocean networks in the seventeenth century.” In: Rajesh Rai and Peter Reeves (eds), The South Asian diaspora: transnational networks and changing identities, London-New York: Routledge, pp. 28-44.
2013 The political economy of the Ganga river: highway of state formation in Mughal India, c.1600-1800, [s.l.: s.n.]. – PhD thesis Leiden University; also published as e-book.
– “The rhythms of the economy and vavigation along the Ganga River.” In: Satish Chandra and Himanshu Prabha Ray (eds), The sea, identity and history: from the Bay of Bengal to the South China Sea, New Delhi: Manohar, pp. 221-247.
2014 “Migration, settlement, and state formation in the Ganga Plain: a historical geographic perspective.” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 57,4: 587-627.