THORNER, Daniel. New York 1915 — Paris 1974. U.S. Economist and Historian of South Asian Economy in India and France. Studies of hisory at Columbia. At the end of WW II to India to complete his dissertation. For a while taught Indian economic history at University of Pennsylvania, but lost his position in McCarthy process and returned to Indian in 1952. After ten years, 1962, accepted a chair at École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. Worked much on rural economy and the position of peasants. Married with Alice Th., who collaborated in his studies, children.
Publications: Diss. 1950 publ. as Investment in Empire: British Railway and Steam Shipping Enterprise in India. 1977.
– The Agrarian Prospect in India. Delhii 1956; Agricultural cooperatives in India. 1962; Land and Labour in India. 1962.
– The Shaping of Modern India. 1980 (collected articles).
Sources: J. Pouchepadass, D.O.L.F. 924-926; Wikipedia.