John Adams

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Visiting Scholar


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia


Mailing Address

Center for South Asian Studies
University of Virginia
11817 Duck Circle
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 540-785-1798 (office & residence)
phone: 540-538-8387 (mobile)
fax: 540-785-1853

Countries of Specialization

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal.

Research Interests

Economic development and social change in South Asia, with an emphasis on
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Economic growth and development
and sectoral policy. Special interests are trade, agriculture, village
change, peasant rationality, informal sector. Secondary interest in
economic and social history and economic anthropology including village studies.
Human rights and U.S. immigration claims.


None on file.


economic development ; social change ; sectoral policy ; peasant rationality ; informal sector ; ...