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CURRICULUM VITAE
NAME: MAHUA SARKAR
DESIGNATION: PROFESSOR, DEPT. OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

DEAN, FACULTY COUNCIL OF ARTS, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY



COORDINATOR, UGC DSA-I SAP, DEPT. OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:


  1. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO BENGAL,

  2. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY - METHOD, HISTORIOGRAPHY, CRISES, ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS,

  3. SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH,

  4. CLIMATE AND POLLUTION,

  5. MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES,

  6. HISTORY OF FORESTS AND LANDSCAPES,

  7. HISTORY OF DISASTERS, ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS,

  8. ENVIRONMENT AND THE TRIBAL WORLD, CRIMINALITY, DISPLACEMENT AND WITCHCRAFT.

  9. LIFE AND THOUGHT IN 19th CENTURY BENGAL

  10. JUDICIAL HISTORY OF BENGAL

  11. HISTORY OF RELIGION (VAISHNAVISM)

  12. GENDER HISTORY

  13. INDIGENOUS BELIEF SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

  14. HISTORY OF U.S.A


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:


  • PH.D

  • M.A



WORK EXPERIENCE: 33 YEARS


  1. JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, DEPT. OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 1981-83.

  2. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPT. OF HISTORY, RABINDRA BHARATI UNIVERSITY (PART TIME), 1983-91.

  3. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPT. OF HISTORY, SHIBPUR DINABANDHU COLLEGE, HOWRAH, 1983-91.

  4. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPT. OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 1991-2000.

  5. PROFESSOR, DEPT. OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2000-TILL DATE.

  6. DEAN, FACULTY COUNCIL OF ARTS, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2016-TILL DATE.

  7. COORDINATOR, UGC DSA-I SAP, DEPT. OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2014-TILL DATE.


AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANT/RESEARCH SUPPORT:


  1. JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP for doctoral research, UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, INDIA, 1982.

  2. AWARDED THE SHIKSHA RATNA PUROSKAR BY IIFS, NEW DELHI, FOR THE YEAR 2007.

  3. HONORARY FELLOWSHIP, FROM VIDYASAGAR CENTRE FOR INDOLOGICAL STUDIES, OF 6 MONTHS FOR RESEARCH, 2011-12.

  4. GRANT FROM MINISTRY OF CULTURE, SEMINAR TO BE ORGANISED ON NEHRU AND HIS VISION OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT, AUGUST, 2014.


PUBLICATIONS:
(BOOKS/EDITED BOOKS/ARTICLES IN EDITED VOLUMES & JOURNALS/REVIEWS/OTHERS)
2006-2007:

EDITED VOLUMES:


  1. ENVIRONMENT AND HISTORY, NEW DELHI, KALPAZ, 2007.




  1. INDIAN VISTAS OF ENVIRONMENT (JOINTLY WITH PROFESSOR CHITTABRATA PALIT) NEW DELHI , KALPAZ , 2007.



RESEARCH ARTICLES:



  1. SITUATING ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY: A SURVEY PUBLISHED IN THE VOLUME ON LECTURE PROGRAMMES 1-4, 2005-2006 , IAAPS, NOVEMBER, 2007.




  1. HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IN C.PALIT AND M.SARKAR EDS. INDIAN VISTAS OF ENVIRONMENT,NEW DELHI, KALPAZ ,2007




  1. IMAGING THE GANGA : CULTURE AND ECOLOGY OF THE RIVER IN M SARKAR EDITED “ ENVIRONMENT AND HISTORY’ , NEW DELHI , KALPAZ , NOV 2007




  1. REVIEW ARTICLE ON ‘ TRIBALISM TO CASTE’ IN THE JOURNAL OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY VOL 48, NO 4 , 2007




  1. ‘VIDYASAGAR AND HIS CONCEPT OF EDUCATION TO BE PUBLISHED FROM NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION IN DECEMBER, 2007.




  1. GURUDAS BANERJEE AS A EDUCATIONIST, TO BE PUBLISHED FROM NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, DECEMBER, 2007.


2007-2008:
BOOKS:


  1. CHITTABRATA PALIT & MAHUA SARKAR (ED), INDIAN VISTAS OF ENVIRONMENT, DELHI: KALPAZ PUBLICATIONS, 2007

  2. MAHUA SARKAR (ED), ENVIRONMENT AND HISTORY: RECENT DIALOGUES, DELHI: KALPAZ PUBLICATIONS, 2008


ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN EDITED VOLUMES AND LEARNED JOURNALS:


  1. ‘IMAGING THE GANGA: CULTURE AND ECOLOGY OF THE RIVER’ IN MAHUA SARKAR (ED) ENVIRONMENT AND HISTORY: RECENT DIALOGUES, KALPAZ PUBLICATIONS, DELHI, 2008.

  2. ‘ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE’ IN CHITTABRATA PALIT & MAHUA SARKAR (ED) INDIAN VISTAS OF ENVIRONMENT, KALPAZ PUBLICATIONS, DELHI, 2007

  3. REVIEW ARTICLE ON ‘TRIBALISM TO CASTE’ IN THE JOURNAL OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY VOL. 48, NO 4, 2007


2009:


  1. DEROZIO AND YOUNG BENGAL IN KALOTTIRNO, 2009.




  1. ENVIORONMENTAL DISASTERS AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT: A HISTORY OF NORTH BENGAL IN REFLECTIONS IN HISTORY: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF AMALENDU DE, RAKTAKARABI, 2009.


2009-2010:


  1. ENVIORONMENTAL DISASTERS AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT: A HISTORY OF NORTH BENGAL IN REFLECTIONS IN HISTORY: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF AMALENDU DE, RAKTAKARABI, 2009.


2011-2012:


  1. LIFE AND THOUGHT IN 19TH CENTURY BENGAL (IN BENGALI), IN ITIHAS ANUSANDHAN, ()A REFEREED JOURNAL OF THE PBIS), 2012.

  2. THE CALCUTT HIGH COURT AS A SITE OF COLONIALITY, IN THE BOOK ON 150TH YEAR OF THE CALCUTTA HIGH COURT, PUBLISHED BY THE KOLKATA CHAPTER OF THE CENTRAL LEGAL INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI, 2012.

  3. MIXED RELIGIOUSITY OF ISLAM IN BENGAL, IN THE FELICITATION VOLUME IN HONOUR OF ANIRUDDHA RAY, PROGRESSIVE PUBLISHERS, 2012.


2012-2013:


  1. UNIS SATAKER BANGLA JIBON O JIBONCHARYYA (IN BENGALI), (LIFE AND THOUGHT IN NINETEENTH CENTURY BENGAL), PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH OF MODERN INDIA SESSION, IN ITIHAS ANUSANDHAN 26, PASCHIM BANGA ITIHAS SAMSAD, KOLKATA, 2012, ISBN – 978-81-910874-2-0.

  2. JUSTICE, POLITICS AND THE CONTEMPORARY TIME: THE COURT AS A SITE OF COLONIALITY IN BENGAL-1862-1915, IN THE HIGH COURT AT CALCUTTA:150 YEARS, AN OVERVIEW, THE INDIAN LAW INSTITUTE, WEST BENGAL CHAPTER, A GOVERNMENT OF INDIA PUBLICATION, 2012.

  3. CONTRIBUTED 4 ENTRIES IN RANJAN CHAKRABARTI ED., DICTIONARY OF HISTORICAL PLACES: BENGAL, 1757-1947, NEW DELHI, PRIMUS, 2013, ISBN- 978-93-80607-41-2.

  4. CONTRIBUTED 4 NOTES IN THE DICTIONARY OF HISTORICAL PERSONALITIES, TO BE EDITED BY RANJAN CHAKRABARTI.

  5. CONTRIBUTED 4 NOTES IN THE DICTIONARY OF HISTORICAL PERSONALITIES, TO BE EDITED BY RANJAN CHAKRABARTI.



2013-2014:
EDITED VOLUME:


  1. THE SOCIAL SYSTEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, MAHUA SARKAR, AMIT BHATTACHARYYA, ED., SETU, 2014.


ARTICLES:


  1. UNIS SATAKER BANGLA GAN O RABINDRASANGEET‖, IN RABIDRA-BIKSHA, 7TH AUGUST, 2013, (RABINDRABHAVAN, VISVABHARATI, SANTINIKETAN)

  2. UNITY AND PLURALISM: TAGORE AND HIS THOUGHTS ON MUSIC AND HISTORY, KARUNA PRAKASHANI, 2014.

  3. THE CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER IN COLONIAL INDIA IN GENDER AND MODERNITY, AMITAVA CHATTERJEE, 2014.

  4. WOMEN, LAW AND SOCIAL REFORM IN BENGAL IN GENDER SENSITISATION, EMPOWERMENT AND DISTANCE EDUCATION, NSOU, 2014.

  5. ISWAR CHANDRA VIDYASAGAR: A PRACTICAL VISIONARY FOR PROGRESS (1820-1891), IN C. PALIT, ED., BENGALI INTELLECT AND EDUCATION, PENMAN, KOLKATA, MARCH, 2014.

  6. GURUDAS BANERJEE: THE EDUCATIONIST (1844-1918) IN C. PALIT, ED., BENGALI INTELLECT AND EDUCATION, PENMAN, KOLKATA, MARCH. 2014.

  7. THE INDIGENOUS BELIEF SYSTEMS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS, IN SCIENCE, SOCIAL SYSTEMS AND THE INDIGENOUS BELIEF SYSTEMS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS IN CONTEMPORARY WEST BENGAL, AMIT BHATTACHARYYA, MAHUA SARKAR, ED. THE SOCIAL SYSTEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, SETU, 2014.

  8. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SCIENCE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE BENGALI BHADRAMAHILA: BAMABODHINI PATRIKA IN THE REFERRED JOURNAL OF PBIS, ITIHAS-ANUSANDHAN-28, 2013, ISBN-978-81-910874-3-7.

  9. “THE MIXED RELIGIOUSITY OF ISLAM IN BENGAL” IN ANIRUDDHA ROY FELICITATION VOLUME, 2014.


2016:


  1. REFLECTIONS ON POST-COLONIAL BENGAL, MAHUA SARKAR, NIRBAN BOSE, SUTAPA GHOSH DASTIDAR, ED. ET AL., BARRACKPORE PRESS, 2016.

  2. THE FLORA AND FAUNA AND THE HISTORY OF SURVIVAL IN THE SUNDERBANS, REFLECTIONS ON POST-COLONIAL BENGAL, MAHUA SARKAR, NIRBAN BOSE, SUTAPA GHOSH DASTIDAR, ED. ET AL., BARRACKPORE PRESS, 2016.


FORTHCOMING:

  1. A History of Pollution in Early Calcutta, In Rupkumar Burman, Subhasis Biswas, eds., Beyond Historical Time: Frames of Environmental History, Primus, New Delhi, (Forthcoming).

  2. The Other Backward Classes in Bengal: Exclusion, Exploitation and Empowerment, Govt. Of India, (Forthcoming).

  3. Environment and the Adivasi World, Mahua Sarkar, ed. (Forthcoming).


PAPERS PRESENTED IN SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/INVITED LECTURES
2006-2007:

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INTERNATIONAL:




  1. INVITED TO CHAIR A SESSION ON SOUTH ASIA IN THE THIRD BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN & PACIFIC STUDIES ,AT JIWAJI UNIVERSITY, GWALIOR ,ON 13-15 OCTOBER, 2006 .




  1. LECTURE ON THE SOCIAL ECOLOGY OF THE SUNDARBANS :THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF IAAPS , GWALIOR, 2006.




  1. INVITED TO DELIVER A SPECIAL LECTURE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF INDIA : THE COLONIAL CONTEXT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA , NORWICH , U.K. ON 5TH AND 6TH JUNE , 2007.




  1. PRESENTED A PAPER ON THE HISTORY OF STORMS :A CASE STUDY OF WEST BENGAL IN THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ONHISTORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOUTH ASIA ,HELD AT THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT ,JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY , MARCH 23-24 , 2007



NATIONAL:


  1. INVITED TO SPEAK IN A PANEL ON TILAK AND THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT IN BENGAL IN THE ANNUAL SESSION OF THE INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS ,KERALA ,MARCH ,2007.




  1. INVITED TO SPEAK ON THE ECOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS IN A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN INDIA : IDENTITY ,EMPOWERMENT AND DISCONTENT ,ORGANIZED BY SEVA BHARATI MAHAVIDYALAYA , KAPGARI , PASCHIM MEDINIPUR , WEST BENGAL ,FEBRUARY, 2007. ALSO CHAIRED A SESSION IN THE SEMINAR .




  1. DELIVERED A LECTURE ON THE MEENDHARAS OF THE SUNDARBANS IN THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENT , DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY , JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY ON 8-9TH FEBRUARY , 2007 .




  1. INVITED TO SPEAK IN THE PANEL ON THE 60TH YEARS OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF INDIA IN THE ENSUING SESSION OF THE INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS TO BE HELD ON 28-30 DECEMBER 2007 AT NEW DELHI.




  1. SPECIAL LECTURE ON ‘REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF 1957’ IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY, ON 4TH DECEMBER 2007


STATE-LEVEL SEMINARS:


  1. ANNUAL KAIPANA DUTTA (JOSHI) MEMORIAL LECTURE ON WOMEN REVOLUTIONARIES IN BENGAL , ORGANIZED BY THE BETHUNE COLLEGE AND BIPLABTIRTHA CHATTOGRAM SANGSTHA ,2006-7.




  1. WOMEN AND POLITICS IN BENGAL IN BEJOYKRISHNA GIRLS COLLEGE , HOWRAH ,A SPECIAL LECTURE AS A SCHEDULE OF THE 150TH YEAR CELEBRATION OF CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY,ON 23RD AUGUT , 2007.




  1. CHAIRED A SESSION ON SITUATING TRIBALS IN INDIAN HISTORY, JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY LORETO COLLEGE AND CORPUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, ON 22ND JULY, 2006.




  1. INVITED TO SPEAK ON SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA AS A SPECIAL LECTURE IN THE U.G.C. SPONSORED STATE LEVEL SEMINAR IN GOBARDANGA COLLEGE, ON 21ST JANUARY, 2007




  1. INVITED TO SPEAK ON COMMUNALISM IN INDIA AS A SPECIAL LECTURE IN THE U.G.C SPONSORED STATE LEVEL SEMINAR IN MAHESTALA COLLEGE ,KOLKATA ON 18TH DECEMBER , 2006




  1. INVITED TO SPEAK ON THE CONDITION OF WOMEN IN 19TH CENTURY BENGAL AS A SPECIAL LECTURE IN THE LORETO COLLEGE ON 6TH JULY, 2007.




  1. PRESENTED A PAPER ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS IN THE SUNDARBANS IN THE ANNUAL SESSION OF THE PASCHIMBANGA ITIHAS SAMSAD IN CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY IN JANUARY, 2007.


PARTICIPATION /ORGANIZE/ RESOURCE PERSON IN SEMINARS:


  1. ONE OF THE JOINT COORDINATORS OF THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENT , DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT HELD AT THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT , JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY,FEBRUARY 8-9 ,2007




  1. RESOURCE PERSON IN THE REFRESHER COURSE ON STATE AND SOCIETY IN COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL INDIA 17TH NOVEMBER-8TH DECEMBER 2007 IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY.


2007-2008:


  1. PRESENTED A PAPER ENTITLED “RIVERS, TRIBES AND ECOLOGICAL CHANGES IN MAYURBHANJ, ORISSA” AT THE WORKSHOP ON “SELECT THEMES IN SOUTH ASIAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY” HELD ON 4TH MARCH, 2008 AT JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY.

  2. INVITED TO SPEAK IN THE HISTORY CONGRESS ON “RECENT ISSUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY: THE POST-COLONIAL PERSPECTIVE”, 28-30, DECEMBER, 2007, NEW DELHI.

  3. INVITED TO SPEAK ON “WOMEN & ENVIRONMENT” AT THE REFRESHER COURSE ORGANIZED BY ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, 7TH FEBRUARY, 2008.

  4. PRESENTED A PAPER ENTITLED “THE PRESENT STATUS OF INDIAN ENVIRONMENT IN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION” AND “WOMEN AND ENVIRONMENT”, ORGANIZED BY THE INDIAN SCIENCE NEWS ASSOCIATION, HELD AT NATIONAL LIBRARY, KOLKATA ON 1ST MARCH, 2008.

  5. PRESENTED A PAPER ON “PARIBESH AND SUNDARBAN” IN THE UGC NATIONAL SEMINAR IN NAIHATI COLLEGE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 2008.

  6. PRESENTED A PAPER ON “SCIENCE, INDUSTRIALIZATION AND ENVIRONMENT” IN THE REFRESHER COURSE ORGANIZED BY CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY ON 27TH MARCH, 2008.


2009:
INTERNATIONAL:


  1. INVITED TO SPEAK ON ‘VOICES FROM COLONIAL BENGAL:SEARCH FROM WITHIN’, IN THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON WOMEN ININDIAN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT, ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, 3-5TH OCTOBER, 2009.


NATIONAL:


  1. PAPER ON MEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH AND ECOLOGICAL ISSUES, 1835-1935 IN THE INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS, 28-30TH DECEMBER, 2008.

  2. INVITED TO SPEAK ON LEONARD ROGERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN BENGAL IN THE UGC SPONSERED SEMINAR, RABINDRABHARATI UNIVERSITY, 26TH JAN, 2009.

  3. PAPER ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF LEONARD ROGERS TOWARDS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN COLONIAL BENGAL IN THE SEMINAR ON SITUATING THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE IN INDIA, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2009.

  4. INVITED TO SPEAK ON URBANISATION AND THE HISTORY OF CALCUTTA, LORETO COLLEGE, 2009.

  5. PAPER ON THE MEDICINAL KNOWLEDGE OF TH EPEOPLE OF THE SUBDARBANS IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE PROGRAMME, INSA, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, APRIL, 2009.

  6. INVITED TO SPEAK ON LEONARD ROGERS AND THE ASIATIC SOCIETY OF BENGAL IN THE ASIATIC SOCIETY, MAY, 2009.

  7. INVITED TO SPEAK ON SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND EDUCATION IN A UGC SPONSERED SEMINAR OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA CENTRE FOR TECHNICAL MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT, SEPTEMBER, 2009.

  8. SPEAKER AT THE REFRESHER COURSE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BENGALI ON POPULAR CULTURE OF 19TH CENTURY BENGAL, 2009.

  9. SPEAKER AT THE REFRESHER COURSE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ON THOUGHTS OF THE MARGINALS IN 18TH CENTURY BENGAL, 16TH NOVEMBER, 2009.

  10. PRESENTED TWO LECTURES IN THE ORIENTATION COURSE OF THE UGC-ACADEMIC STAFF COLLEGE, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2009.

  11. DELIVERED A LECTURE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE OUTREACH PROGRAMME OF THE ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTRE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, 2009.

  12. FORTHCOMING LECTURE ON WOMEN AND SCIENCE CONSCIOUSNESS IN BENGAL, IN THE INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS, 2009.


SESSIONS CHAIRED/ ORGANISED:


  1. COORDINATOR OF THE BIO-CENTENARY SEMINAR ON H.L.V. DEROZIO. DEROZIO SMARAN SAMMITI, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 13TH MARCH, 2009.

  2. COORDINATOR OF THE ANNUAL MEET OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE PROGRAMME, INSA, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 13 -15TH APRIL, 2009.

  3. CHAIRED A SESSION ON THE LIFE AND WORKS OG H.L.V DEROZIO IN A NATIONAL SEMINAR OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY, 9TH JULY, 2009.




2009-2010:
INTERNATIONAL:


  1. INVITED TO SPEAK ON VOICES FROM COLONIAL BENGAL: SEARCH FROM WITHIN IN THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON WOMEN IN INDIAN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT, ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, 3-5TH OCTOBER 2009.


NATIONAL:


  1. KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON WOMEN AND SPORTS IN BENGAL, LORETO COLLEGE, KOLKATA, MARCH 2009.

  2. PAPER ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF LEONARD ROGERS TOWARDS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN COLONIAL BENGAL IN THE SEMINAR ON SITUATING THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE IN INDIA, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2009.

  3. INVITED TO SPEAK ON URBANISATION AND THE HISTORY OF CALCUTTA, LORETO COLLEGE, 2009.

  4. PAPER ON THE MEDICINAL KNOWLEDGE OF TH EPEOPLE OF THE SUBDARBANS IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE PROGRAMME, INSA, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, APRIL, 2009.

  5. INVITED TO SPEAK ON LEONARD ROGERS AND THE ASIATIC SOCIETY OF BENGAL IN THE ASIATIC SOCIETY, MAY, 2009.

  6. INVITED TO SPEAK ON SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND EDUCATION IN A UGC SPONSERED SEMINAR OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA CENTRE FOR TECHNICAL MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT, SEPTEMBER, 2009.

  7. SPEAKER AT THE REFRESHER COURSE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BENGALI ON POPULAR CULTURE OF 19TH CENTURY BENGAL, 2009.

  8. SPEAKER AT THE REFRESHER COURSE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ON THOUGHTS OF THE MARGINALS IN 18TH CENTURY BENGAL, 16TH NOVEMBER, 2009.

  9. PRESENTED TWO LECTURES IN THE ORIENTATION COURSE OF THE UGC-ACADEMIC STAFF COLLEGE, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2009.

  10. DELIVERED A LECTURE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE OUTREACH PROGRAMME OF THE ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTRE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, 2009.

  11. VALEDICTORY ADDRESS IN THE REFRESHER ON PRE-MODERN WORLD, DEPARTMENT, J.U., 2009.

  12. LECTURE ON SUKUMARI DEBI AND HER WRITING ON SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT, IN THE INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS, UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD, 28TH DECEMBER, 2009.

  13. WOMEN AND SCIENCE CONSCIOSNESS IN BENGAL, IN THE INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS, 2009.

  14. INVITED TO DELIVER A LECTUREON ON WOMEN IN 19TH CENTURY BENGAL IN THE UGC SPONSRED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON EQUIPOLLENT ISSUES IN INDIA, GORAKHPUR UNIVERSITY, MARCH 2010. (ALSO CHAIRED A SESSION).

  15. PRESIDED OVER A SESSION IN A TWE DAY WORKSHOP ON THE UNDERGRADUATE SYLLABUS OF HISTORY, CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY, SCOTTISH CHURCH COLLEGE, KOLKATA, JUNE, 2010.


SESSIONS CHAIRED/ORGANISED:


  1. COORDINATOR OF THE BIO-CENTENARY SEMINAR ON H.L.V. DEROZIO. DEROZIO SMARAN SAMMITI, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 13TH MARCH, 2009.

  2. COORDINATOR OF THE ANNUAL MEET OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE PROGRAMME, INSA, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 13 -15TH APRIL, 2009.

  3. CHAIRED A SESSION ON THE LIFE AND WORKS OG H.L.V DEROZIO IN A NATIONAL SEMINAR OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY, 9TH JULY, 2009.


2011-2012:


  1. PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE IN THE MODERN INDIA SECTION OF THE ANNUAL SESSION OF PASCHIM BANGA ITIHAS SANSAD, HELD IN CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY, 23RD JANUARY, 2011.

  2. ONE OF THE THREE SPEAKERS IN A ONE DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR ON STATE, CITIZEN, HISTORY: IN SEARCH OF ANOTHER INDIA, IN PASCHIM BANGA BANGLA AKADEMY, ORGANISED BY THE NETAJI SUBHAS OPEN UNIVERSITY, 28TH FEBRUARY, 2011.

  3. VALEDICTORY ADDRESS IN THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENT ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, MARCH 2011.

  4. PAPER ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN EARLY CALCUTTA, IN A ONE DAY SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENT ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, MARCH 2011.

  5. PAPER ON INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS IN WEST BENGAL, IN THE INSA MEET, NEW DELHI, 11-13TH APRIL, 2011.

  6. INVITED LECTURE ON AGNIKANYA BINA DAS IN SURYA SEN BHABAN, ORGANISED BY BIPLABTIRTHA CHATTOGRAM SMRITI SAMSTHA, 20TH JULY, 2011.

  7. FOUNDATION-DAY LECTURE ON RECENT TRENDS IN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IN WEST BENGAL STATE UNIVERSITY, BARASAT, WEST BENGAL, 13TH SEPTEMBER, 2011.

  8. INVITED LECTURE ON WOMEN AND THE SOCIAL REFORM MOVEMENT IN BENGAL, ORGANISED BY THE SCHOOL OF WOMEN’S STUDIES, BURDWAN UNIVERSITY AND BURDWAN WOMEN’S COLLEGE, WEST BENGAL, 29TH NOVEMBER, 2011.(CHAIRED A SESSION).

  9. INVITED LECTURE ON THE RELEVANCE OF RABINDRANATH IN THE UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ORGANISED BY A.P.C. COLLEGE, WEST BENGAL, 7TH DECEMBER, 2011.(CHAIRED A SESSION).

  10. KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN THE UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IN INDIA: RECENT TRENDS, ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, TARAKESWAR DEGREE COLLEGE AND SAMBHUNATH COLLEGE, LABHPUR, BIRBHUM, AT TARAKESWAR, HOOGHLY, WEST BENGAL, 26-27TH MARCH, 2012.(CHAIRED A SESSION).


2012-2013:


  1. DELIVERED A PAPER ON THE HISTORY OF POLLUTION IN EARLY CALCUTTA, IN THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND CCULTURE: TRAJECTORIES OF HISTORY ON 23RD FEBRUARY 2012, ORGANISED BY UGC-DRS, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY.

  2. INVITED TO SPEAK ON WOMEN AND PUBLIC OPINION IN NINETEENTH CENTURY BENGAL, IN A UGC SPONSORED SEMINAR ON 20TH SEPTEMBER, 2012, ORGANISED BY NEW ALIPUR COLLEGE, KOLKATA.

  3. INVITED TO SPEAK ON ENVIRONMENT AND THE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS OF THE PEOPLE OF SUNDARBANS IN A WEEK LONG WORKSHOP ON PLANET, PEOPLE OR PROFIT? THE PERILOUS PASSAGE AND THE CAPITALIST TRANSFORMATION OF THE NATURAL WORLD ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2012, ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, KOLKATA.

  4. INVITED TO SPEAK ON ASSIMILATION AND INTERPRETATION OF ISLAMIC AND HINDU CULTURES IN 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES BENGAL, IN THE 17TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERRENCE OF BANGLADESH ITIHAS SAMITI ON 22-23 NOVEMBER, 2012.

  5. INVITED TO SPEAK ON WOMEN, LAW AND SOCIAL REFORM IN BENGAL IN A ONE DAY DEC SPONSORED WORKSHOP ON GENDER SENSITISATION AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES, ON 27 FEBRUARY 2013, ORGANISED BY NETAJI SUBHAS OPEN UNIVERSITY.

  6. INVITED TO SPEAK ON SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND HIS PERCEPTION OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND HIS TIMES: SIGNIFICANCE AND RELEVANCE ON 26 MARCH, 2013.

  7. INVITED TO SPEAK ON ‘MUSIC OF TAGORE AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE IN HISTORY’ IN “RABINDRA PRABAHA :SPECIAL LECTURE’’ ON 26 MAY, 2013, ORGANIZED BY RABINDRA BHAVAN, VISVABHARATI, SANTINIKETAN.

  8. DELIVERED LECTURE ON BHADRAMAHILA’S NOTIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND DISCUSSIONS ON SCIENCE IN BAMABODHINI PATRIKA IN THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF PASCHIM BANGA ITIHAS SAMSAD, HELD IN BETHUNE COLLEGE, KOLKATA, 24-26TH JANUARY, 2013.

  9. DELIVERED A PAPER ON THE PERILS OF CAPITALISM AND THE PEOPLE OF SUNDARBANS, IN THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON SOCIAL SYSTEMS, SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT ON 28TH JANUARY 2013, ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY(DRS), JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY.

  10. CHAIRED IN ONE OF THE SESSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENT, ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 22ND FEBRUARY 2012.

  11. CHAIRED THE WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS’ PANEL IN IDSK, 14TH SEPTEMBER, 2012.

  12. CHAIRED IN THE ANNUAL SESSION OF SUCHI, ASHUTOSH HALL OF INDIAN MUSEUM, 24TH SEPTEMBER, 2012.

  13. CHAIRED THE SPECIAL SESSION ON THE SUNDARBANS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BANGLADESH ITIHAS SAMITI, 23RD NOVEMBER, 2012.

  14. CHAIRED IN THE SESSION ON HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF PBIS, BETHUNE COLLEGE, KOLKATA, 24TH JANUARY, 2013.

  15. CHAIRED IN ONE OF THE SESSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON SOCIAL SYSTEMS, SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT, ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 28TH JANUARY, 2013.

  16. CHAIRED IN ONE OF THE SESSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON COMPARATIVE MIDDLE CLASSES ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 25TH MARCH, 2013.


SEMINAR ORGANISED:


  1. ORGANISED AS ONE OF THE JOINT CONVENERS OF AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON SOCIAL SYSTEMS, SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT, IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 28-29TH FEBRUARY, 2013.

  2. Organised an international seminar on Environment and the adivasi world, IN THE UGC DSA-I SAP, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 10-12TH FEBRUARY, 2016.


ORIENTATION COURSES/REFRESHER COURSES:


  1. RESOURCE PERSON IN THE ORIENTATION PROGRAMME, 2012 AND MARCH 2013, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY.

  2. RESOURCE PERSON IN THE REFRESHER COURSE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, FEBRUARY, 2013. DELIVERED TWO LECTURES.


1996-2016:
INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS & VISITS ABROAD:

VISITS ABROAD:


  1. INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AND DELIVER 2 LECTURES IN the 24TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES, WARSAW, POLAND, 2016.

  2. INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PANEL ON ‘ENVIRONMENT’ IN THE 23RD CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES, TO BE HELD IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, IN JULY, 2014.

  3. PARTICIPATED IN THE DISCUSSION PANEL ON THE OCCASION OF 250 YEARS OF THE BATTLE OF PLASSEY, LONDON ASSEMBLY, UK, 2007.

  4. POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW, TRAVEL GRANT FUNDED BY THE WELLCOME TRUST FOUNDATION, U.K., 2007.

  5. INVITED TO DELIVER A SPECIAL LECTURE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN INDIA: THE COLONIAL CONTEXT, SOUTH ASIAN RESEARCH GROUP, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA, NORWICH, UK, 2007.

  6. PAPER PRESENTER OF THE RIVER DAMODAR AND THE ECOLOGICAL IDENTITY OF THE SANTALS: A CRITICAL STUDY, IN, AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, SUSSEX, UK, 2004.

  7. PAPER PRESENTER IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HISTORY OF VAISHNAVISM, ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RELIGION, TOKYO, JAPAN, 2004.

  8. RESOURCE PERSON OF AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR, KUALALAMPUR, MALAYSIA, 2002.

  9. PAPER PRESENTER OF RELIGION AND THE FAMILY: THE CONTEXT OF VAISHNAVISM IN THE UNITED STATES, BANGLADESH, 2001.

  10. PAPER PRESENTER IN AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR, DHAKA, BANGLADESH, 1999.

  11. PARTICIPANT IN THE INTERNATIONAL VISITOR PROGRAMME, NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY, 1997.

  12. PAPER PRESENTER IN AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR, DHAKA, BANGLADESH, 1996.


SEMINARS (INTERNATIONAL):

  1. SPEAKER ON ASSIMILATION AND INTERPRETATION OF ISLAMIC AND HINDU CULTURES IN 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES BENGAL, IN THE 17TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BANGLADESH ITIHAS SAMITI, KHULNA, BANGLADESH, 2012.

  2. INVITED TO SPEAK ON ‘PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE IDEOLOGY FOR IMPROVEMENT: LEONARD ROGERS AS A TOOL OF EMPIRE IN AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR, ORGANIZED BY DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY AND THE WELLCOME TRUST, LONDON, ON 20 FEBRUARY, 2014. IN THE WELLCOME TRUST DOCUMENTATION CENTRE, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY.

  3. CHAIRED IN ONE OF THE SESSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL SEMINAR ON ‘COMPARATIVE MIDDLE CLASSES’ ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, ON 25TH MARCH,2013.

  4. INVITED TO SPEAK ON ‘SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND HIS PERCEPTION OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT’ IN AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ‘SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND HIS TIMES: SIGNIFICANCE AND RELEVANCE’ ON 26 MARCH, 2013.


NATIONAL:


  1. INVITED TO SPEAK ON ‘WOMEN, LAW AND SOCIAL REFORM IN BENGAL’ IN A ONE DAY DEC SPONSORED WORKSHOP ON “GENDER SENSITIZATION AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES”, ON 27 FEBRUARY, 2013, ORGANIZED BY NETAJI SUBHAS OPEN UNIVERSITY.

  2. INVITED TO SPEAK ON ‘MUSIC OF TAGORE AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE IN HISTORY’ IN “RABINDRA PRABAHA :SPECIAL LECTURE’’ ON 26 MAY, 2013, ORGANIZED BY RABINDRA BHAVAN, VISVABHARATI, SANTINIKETAN.

  3. INVITED TO SPEAK ON “MUSIC AS HISTORY: THE RELEVANCE OF RABINDRASANGIT IN NINETEENTH CENTURY BENGAL’’ IN THE INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL STUDIES, KOLKATA, ON 26TH AUGUST, 2013.

  4. INVITED TO SPEAK ON “THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS IN POST-COLONIAL BENGAL” IN A U.G.C. SPONSORED SEMINAR, ORGANIZED BY RASHTRAGURU SURENDRANATH COLLEGE, KOLKATA, ON 30 AUGUST, 2013.

  5. INVITED TO SPEAK ON ‘A HISTORY OF POLLUTION IN EARLY CALCUTTA’ IN A UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR IN NEW BALLYGAUNJ MAHAVIDYALAY, KOLKATA, ON 18TH MARCH, 2014.

  6. CHAIRED IN THE SESSION ON ‘HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT” IN THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF PBIS, AT BETHUNE COLLEGE, KOLKATA ON 24TH JANUARY, 2013.

  7. CHAIRED IN THE ANNUAL SESSION OF SUCHI (SOCIETY FOR UNDERSTANDING CULTURE AND HISTORY IN INDIA) ON 2ND MARCH, 2013.

  8. RESOURCE PERSON IN THE ORIENTATION PROGRAMME, 2012 AND MARCH, 2013. JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

  9. RESOURCE PERSON IN THE REFRESHER COURSE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, FEBRUARY 2013. DELIVERED TWO LECTURES.

  10. CHAIRED A SESSION ON ENVIRONMENT IN THE ANNUAL SEMINAR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, UNDER DRS-SAP SCHEME, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2014.


PROJECTS:
2006-2007:



  1. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR OF THE PROJECT ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE SUNDARBANS, SPONSORED BY THE INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY, NEW DELHI. (ONGOING)




  1. OUTREACH PROGRAMME ON ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS UNDER TEQIP CELL OF JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, (COMPLETED).




  1. SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE OF THE WELLCOME TRUST, U.K. TO WORK ON HISTORY OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA, MAY TO JULY, 2007.




  1. RIVERS, TRIBES AND ECOLOGICAL CHANGE: A CASE STUDY OF THE TRIBAL VILLAGES OF MAYURBHANJ – A PROJECT UNDER THE DRS PROGRAM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY.




  1. ENVIRONMENT, SURVIVAL STRATEGIES ,AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT : HISTORICAL PROBINGS IN NORTH BENGAL -- A PROJECT UNDER THE DRS PROGRAM OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY (ONGOING)


2007-2008:


  1. THE PROGRAMME OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AMONG THE FISHERMEN OF SUNDARBANS HAS BEEN COMPLETED, FIVE WORKSHOPS UNDER THE TEQIP WERE HELD.

  2. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR OF THE PROJECT ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE SUNDARBANS, SPONSORED BY THE INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY.

  3. SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE OF THE WELLCOME TRUST, U.K. TO WORK ON HISTORY OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA, MAY TO JULY, 2007.


2009:


  1. ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER AND THE HISTORY OF NORTH BENGAL, UNDER THE UGC-DRS PROGRAMME, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY. (COMPLETED)

  2. INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS, ONGOING PRFOJECT UNDER INSA, 4TH YEAR.


2009-2010:


  1. ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER AND THE HISTORY OF NORTH BENGAL, UNDER THE UGC-DRS PROGRAMME, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY. (COMPLETED)

  2. INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS, ONGOING PRFOJECT UNDER INSA, 4TH YEAR.


2011-2012:


  1. INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS, FUNDED BY THE INSA, NEW DELHI.

  2. AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF CALCUTTA, UGC-DRS-SAP PROJECT, 2011-12.


2012-2014:


  1. PROJECT ON INDIGENOUS BELIEF SYSTEMS, CLIMATE, HEALTH AND SANITATION OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS, FUNDED BY INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY, NEW DELHI, FUND AMOUNT - RS. 6 LAKHS, PROJECT OF THREE YEARS COMPLETED IN 2012-2013. PROJECT REPORT PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF INSA, 2013. PRESENTED THE THEME IN 6 SEMINARS, PAPER PUBLISHED-1, FULL PROJECT - INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM OF THE FISHERMAN OF SUNDARBANS IN WEST BENGAL AND THEIR APPROACHES TO HEALTH, SANITATION AND CLIMATE, PROJECT REPORT IN INDIAN JOURNAL OF HISTORY OF SCIENCE: 48.1 (2013), PP. 135-143, NEW DELHI.

  2. COMPLETED THE PROJECT WORK ON ‘HISTORY OF POLLUTION IN EARLY CALCUTTA’ FUNDED BY UGC-SAP, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY. REPORT SUBMITTED, PAPER PRESENTED IN 3 SEMINARS, FULL PAPER (IN PRESS) 2013.

  3. COMPLETED THE PROJECT WORK ON DISEASE, CLIMATE AND THE THIRD WORLD – THE TRAGEDY OF URBANIZATION, FUNDED BY DRS SAP, JU, 2014. THEME TO BE COMMUNICATED IN THE 23RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES, AT ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, JULY, 2014.


OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:


  1. ORGANIZED, AS ONE OF THE JOINT COORDINATORS, THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE SOCIAL SYSTEMS AND TE ENVIRONMENT, BY THE UGC-DRS SAP, OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, JANUARY,2013.


RESEARCH SUPERVISION:
PH.D: AWARDED AND SUBMITTED
TOTAL NO OF PHD (1998 – TILL DATE) – 16

TOTAL NO OF M.PHIL (1998 – TILL DATE) - 30
2006-2007:
PH.D SUPERVISION COMPLETED - 4 (SUBMITTED IN 2007)
M.PHIL SUPERVISION COMPLETED - 5
2009:
PH.D, ONGOING – 7
M.PHIL DISSERTATION – SRINWANTI MUKHERJEE, ‘URBANISATION AND POLLUTION IN KOLKATA’.
2011-2012:
M.PHIL DISSERTATION:


  1. NIRANJAN JALADAS – THE ECOLOGY AND FISHERMEN’S ECONOMY OF KAKDWIP IN SOUTH BENGAL, 1900-2000. (AWARDED).

  2. DEBASIS MAJUMDER – THE HISTORY OF THE FOOTBALL CLUBS IN CALCUTTA, 1947-1985.(AWARDED).

  3. MADHUPARNA CHAKRABORTY – PERSECUTING WITCHES: A HISTORY OF ADIVASI WOMEN’S MARGINALISATION IN EASTERN INDIA. (AWARDED).

  4. ARUNIMA ROYCHOWDHURY – SRI SARADA MATH AND THE SPIRITUAL IDENTITY OF WOMEN.(AWARDED).

  5. SUROPRIYA CHARABARTI – BAULS AND THEIR WOMEN IN BENGAL.(AWARDED).


PH.D:


  1. SUBHASIS CHAKRABARTI – THE COTTON WEAVERS OF NADIA IN POST- COLONIAL BENGAL. (AWARDED).

  2. DEBJANI GHOSH – WOMEN AND SCIENCE IN POST-COLONIAL BENGAL. (AWARDED).

  3. SUPARNA BHATTACHARYYA – THE SOCIAL ECOLOGY OF THE SUNDARBANS (SUPERVISED JOINTLY WITH PROF. SUGATA HAZRA, DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHIC STUDIES, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY). (AWARDED).

  4. SUSMITA GHOSH – A HISTORY OF THE SANSKRIT DRAMA: REVIVAL OF THE TRADITION IN 19TH CENTURY BENGAL(SUPERVISED JOINTLY WITH PROF. SUKLA DAS, FORMERLY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY). (AWARDED).

REGISTERED – 8 CANDIDATES


2013-2016:


  • M.PHIL – 11(?)

  • PH.D – 6

  • ENROLLED FOR PH.D – 7


2013-14:
phdS:

  1. THE SOCIAL ECOLOGY OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUNDARBANS (DEGREE AWARDED TO SUPARNA BHATTACHARYYA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, JAIPURIA COLLEGE).

  2. THE LODHAS: CRIMINALITY, DISPLACEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (DEGREE AWARDED TO SUTAPA GHOSH DOSTIDAR, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, RASHTRAGURU SURENDRANATH COLLEGE), 2013.

  3. SCIENCE AND THE WOMENHOOD IN BENGAL (DEGREE AWARDED TO DEBJANI GHOSH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MEDINIPUR COLLEGE), 2013.

  4. CLIMATIC DISASTERS IN BENGAL 1773-1943(AWARDED BY SWETA DUTTA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BUDGE BUDGE COLLEGE), 2013.


M.PHIL: AWARDED (2014):


  • ANIRBAN DAS - MUSIC AS A METHOD OF HISTORY: FROM CHARYAPADA TO RABINDRANATH, 2014.


phD aWARDED (2015):


  1. KASTURI GHOSE, WOMEN LAWYERS OF THE CALCUTTA HIGH COURT: HISTORY OF A PROFESSION IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY


phD aWARDED (2016):


  1. RAKTIM SUR, HISTORY OF ALCOHOLISM IN NINETEENTH CENTURY BENGAL


PHD SUBMITTED (2016):


  1. PRIYANKA BALA, THE JOURNEY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC IN BENGAL: FROM BISHNUPUR TO SANGEET RESEARCH ACADEMY


ONGOING RESEARCH SUPERVISION:

2013-TILL DATE:

  1. JUTHIKA BURMAN, FROM NATIONALITY TO NATIONALISM: CONTRIBUTIONS OF UPANDRANATH BURMAN

  2. MADHUPARNA CHAKRABORTY, ECOLOGY, WITCHCRAFT AND THE ADIVASI WORLD IN INDIA

  3. NANDINI JANA, BRAHMO WOMEN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

  4. RAJIB SARKAR, NATURE AND LANDSCAPE IN MEDIEVAL BENGAL

  5. MITALI DEY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN BENGAL, 1995-2003

  6. SURAPRIYA CHAKRABORTY, VAISHNAVISM IN 20TH CENTURY BENGAL

  7. DEBASIS MAJUMDER, ROLLING THE BALL: HISTORY OF THE FOOTBAL CLUBS IN BENGAL


PAPERS TAUGHT:


  1. MEDIEVAL INDIA (UNDER GRADUATE COURSE)

  2. LIFE AND THOUGHT IN BENGAL (POST GRDAUATE; GENERAL COURSE)

  3. HISTORIOGRAPHY (M.PHIL. AND PH.D. COMPULSORY COURSE)

  4. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY (M.PHIL COURSE)

  5. SOCIAL HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA (POST GRDAUATE; SPECIAL PAPER)

  6. TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA (POST GRDAUATE; SPECIAL PAPER)

  7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (POST GRADUATE; SPECIAL PAPER)


ANY OTHER INFORMATION:


  1. MEMBER, BOARD OF STUDIES, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI, 2015-TILL DATE.

  2. MEMBER, DOCTORAL COMMITTEE, DEPT. OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2014.

  3. MEMBER, COMMITTEE FOR JOURNAL OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2014.

  4. MEMBER, ADVISORY BOARD FOR AWARD OF MEDALS/ PLAQUES/ LECTURESHIPS, THE ASIATIC SOCIETY, WEST BENGAL, 2014.

  5. EVALUATOR, PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, JHARKHAND, 2014.

  6. MEMBER, UNDERGRADUATE BOARD OF STUDIES, CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY, 2005-TILL DATE.

  7. MEMBER, BOARD OF STUDIES, ALIYAH UNIVERSITY, SIDHU-KANU UNIVERSITY, 2011-12.

  8. MEMBER, HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMMITTEE, THE ASIATIC SOCIETY, WEST BENGAL, 2011-2012.

  9. MEMBER, SELECTION COMMITTEE, DEPT. OF HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA, 2009-12.

  10. MEMBER, BOARD OF STUDIES, WEST BENGAL STATE UNIVERSITY, VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY, NETAJI SUBHAS OPEN UNIVERSITY, BURDWAN UNIVERSITY, 2009-12.

  11. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER (HENCEFORTH EC), WEST BENGAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION (PASCHIM BANGA ITIHAS SAMSAD), 2011-12.

  12. HONORARY FELLOW, VIDYASAGAR CENTRE OF INDOLOGICAL STUDIES, KOLKATA, JANUARY-JULY, 2012.

  13. EC MEMBER, INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS, 2009-10.

  14. EC MEMBER, EXCHANGE PROGRAMME PARTICIPANTS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, USIS, 2009-10.

  15. MEMBER, ACADEMIC COMMITTEE, THE ASIATIC SOCIETY OF BENGAL, 2009-10.

  16. EVALUATOR, UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, NEW DELHI, 2010.

  17. MEMBER, SELECTION COMMITTEE, VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY, 2010.

  18. MEMBER, BOARD OF STUDIES AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH BENGAL, 2005; WEST BENGAL STATE UNIVERSITY, 2008.

  1. MEMBER OF THE COURT, THE APEX ADMINISTRATIVE BODY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2006-2010.

  2. SECRETARY, THE WEST BENGAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION, 2003-2008.

  3. EC MEMBER, THE INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS, 2005-2006.

  4. MEMBER, SELECTION COMMITTEE, UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, NEW DELHI, 2004.

  5. MEMBER, ACADEMIC COMMITTEE, CENTRE FOR MARXIAN STUDIES, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2004.

  6. MEMBER, ACADEMIC COMMITTEE, CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2004-TILL DATE.

  7. MEMBER, SUB-COMMITTEE FOR REPORTS OF THE UGC, AMBEDKAR CENTRE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 2004.

  8. HEAD, DEPT. OF HISTORY, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, 1997-1999, 2008-10.

  9. RESOURCE PERSON, WEST BENGAL COLLEGE SERVICE COMMISSION, 2004-2009.


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