Centre Staff

Greater interactions across countries have been accompanied by movements toward isolationism. The digitalisation of economies has unleashed issues of liberty, wealth disparities, and possibilities to ‘leapfrog’ the West. South Asia is part of these shifts and is seeing its destiny evolve alongside other specificities that shape the world in different ways. The Centre will explore these, and other changes in the making.

Alnoor Bhimani, Director 


Twitter: @AlnoorBhimani

Alnoor Bhimani is an LSE alumnus (PhD in Accounting, 1992), and is currently Professor of Management Accounting at LSE. He researches and  speaks widely on management control, digitalisation, social start-ups, and on economic growth and governance issues. Alnoor’s most recent monograph is Accounting Disrupted: How Digitalization is Changing Finance (2021). He is currently completing a manuscript on Entrepreneurship in South Asia.


Nilanjan Sarkar, Deputy Director 


Twitter: @SAsiaLSE

Nilanjan brings to the role professional experience in 3 related areas in higher education: research and teaching, academic publishing, and administration.

Nilanjan was awarded his PhD in 2005 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, on a Persian Advice text written in 14th century Delhi, now surviving as a single manuscript in the collections of the British Library. His specialism is in the medieval Islamic history of the Indian subcontinent, with a particular focus on the pre-Mughal period (AD 1000-1400) in which he holds a Masters and an MPhil as well.

Read more about his role and interests here