Citizens and Revolutionaries


  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2097-7
  2. Pages: 256 pages
  3. Date: December 2012


The first-ever Indian Institute of Management was established in Calcutta in 1961
as part of an ambitious plan to introduce management education in India. Initially
set up with the help of a Ford Foundation grant, in collaboration with MIT’s Sloan
School of Management, the Institute gradually struck out on its own and soon became
instrumental in defining and structuring management education in the country.
Citizens and Revolutionaries: An Oral History of IIM Calcutta is a commemorative
volume that comprises a selection of oral-history interviews, memoirs, archival
documents and photographs. It traces the evolution of this Institute, examines its
phenomenal successes and the role it has played in shaping contemporary India. A
diverse group of people – founders, alumni, staff – have been featured in this book,
including Warren Bennis, William Pounds, Ashok Mitra, Barun De, Hiten Bhaya,
Ishwar Dayal, Krishna Palepu, Ajit Balakrishnan and Ramachandra Guha.


This book has been created by ARCH@Srishti, the consultancy wing of the Centre
for Public History at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore.
The Archival Resources for Contemporary History (ARCH) was founded by Indira
Chowdhury, a Ph.D in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies,
This book has been designed by KENA DESIGN, a Bangalore-based design