Bachelor in Economic History and Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in Economic History, Stockholm University, 1992.
Lecturer Stockholm University, 1993—1996, demonstrator, 1996—1999, research scholar, 1999—2003, director studies, since 2003, associate professor, since 2006. Board member Nordic Center India, Uppsala, Sweden, since 2007, Swedish S.Asian Studies Network, Lund, since 2007.
Stockholm University representative Nordic Center India, 2007.
Married Ulla Elisabeth Knutsson, January 29, 1983.