Utsa Ray

Email: utsaray@yahoo.co.in I joined Jadavpur University as an Assistant Professor in January 2014. After doing my Bachelor of Arts in history from Presidency College (University of Calcutta), I did my masters in history from the University of Calcutta. I received my doctorate in history from Pennsylvania State University. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rabindranath Tagore Centre for Human Development Studies (a joint initiative of Institute of Development Studies Kolkata and University of Calcutta). My are of interest in research are social and cultural history of  colonial India; histories of  taste and consumption, class-formation and gender. I teach courses […]

Debajit Dutta

Email: debajitdutta.ju@gmail.com I took the Masters Course in History from Department of History, University of North Bengal (2009). Currently I am pursuing Ph.D research from the same university. In 2009 I cleared National Eligibility Test (NET-JRF) and was a recipient of the UGC Junior Research Fellowship. My areas of interest in research are Numismatics (Ancient/Medieval), Epigraphy and Economic history of ancient and early medieval India and Medieval North East Indian history. I teach PG Course 18 (Hist/PG/4.4.A): Material Culture, Progress and the Intellectual Milieu in Early India. I also teach the UG Course 15 (Hist/UG/6.1.1): The Chinese Civilisation and the Extra […]

Dr. Samarpita Mitra

Email: samarpitamitra@yahoo.com After completing BA in History from Presidency College, Calcutta, I went on to complete MA in History from the University of Calcutta. My doctoral dissertation titled The Literary Public Sphere in Bengal: Aesthetics, Culture and Politics, 1905 – 1939 was completed from Syracuse University. Before joining Jadavpur University in 2011, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. My area of interest in research are Social and cultural histories of nineteenth and early twentieth Bengal; histories of print culture, readerships and consumption I teach following courses: – Europe Transformed: from 1350 onwards […]

Dr. Chandrani Banerjee Mukherjee

Email: cbanerjeein@yahoo.co.in I received my Doctorate from Banaras Hindu University under the theme “The Position of Daughter in Ancient India from the Vedic Period to the Gupta Period” Since December, 2008, I had been associated with Jadavpur University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History. My main area of research interest has always been social history of Ancient India with special focus on Women in History. Other areas of interest include Ancient Indian Art and Architecture; Environmental thought and Practices in Ancient India. I am currently involved in teaching Medieval India covering 1206-1526 (UG) and History of Indian […]

Samir Das

Email: samirdas.hist.ju@gmail.com Hi this is Samir Das, Assistant Professor in History, Jadavpur University. I have been discharging the duties entrusted to me since joining the department of History on February 12, 2008 Nevertheless, the University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, fortunately happens to mine the alma mater wherefrom I took my M.A degree in 2005 securing the first class-second position in its final examination and in reward, I was awarded the University Gold-Medal by the then Governor of West Bengal, Sri Gopal Krishna Gandhi. I qualified both the NET (December, 2005) and SLET (February, 2006) as well.  As early as 2007, […]

Dr. Tilottama Mukherjee

Email: tmukherjee@history.jdvu.ac.in I joined Jadavpur University as an assistant professor in March 2008. After doing my Bachelor of Arts in history from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi (University of Delhi), I did my M.A. and M.Phil. from Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. I received my doctorate in History from the University of Cambridge on a Commonwealth Scholarship. I also cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) and was a recipient of UGC’s Junior Research Fellowship. I have taught at various colleges in Delhi – Miranda House, Hindu College, Gargi College (all adhoc positions) and Lady Shri Ram College […]

Dr. Maroona Murmu

Email: maroonam@gmail.com I joined Jadavpur University as Lecturer in History in December 2005.  Prior to this, I taught in the same capacity in Saheed Nurul Islam Mahavidyalaya (August 2003-February 2005) under Calcutta University and the Department of History, University of Burdwan (March 2005-November 2005). After passing my undergraduate course from Presidency College, I went to Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi to pursue my postgraduate studies. I received the degrees of M. Phil and PhD from the same university. I have worked upon the emergence of the social category of ‘women authors’ in nineteenth century Bengal. My research Interests are in […]

Dr. Suchetana Chattopadhyay

Email: suchetana1973@gmail.com I joined Jadavpur University in the spring of 2005. I had studied History at Jadavpur University during 1992-97, received Felix Scholarship to pursue doctoral research at SOAS, University of London in 1999 and successfully defended my thesis in early 2005. Since 2005, I have taught courses on Modern Europe, Western Political Thought, Twentieth Century USA, Twentieth Century World, Colonial Bengal and the British Empire at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have undertaken research on communist history, Muslim workers in the city, intellectuals and activists on the left from a Muslim background, Indians abroad, urban social history, colonial […]

Dr. Rup Kumar Barman

Email: rupkumarbarman@gmail.com I Joined the Jadavpur University in July 2002 as Lecturer in History. In 2006 I joined the Department of International Relations of Jadavpur University as Reader. Since 2009, I held the post of Associate Professor in the Department of History of Jadavpur University; and am currently the Deputy Coordinator of UGC Special Assistance Programme of the Department. After completing my Hounours Degree in History in 1996 from Alipurduar College (Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri), I went to University of North Bengal (Darjeeling) where I completed my M.A. in History in 1999. I received my Doctorate Degree from the University of North […]

Dr. Subhashish Biswas

Email: subhasis30@yahoo.com I joined the Department in 2003. Before that I was in the post of Lecturer in St Paul’s College, Kolkata. I have been awarded Ph.d Degree from Jadavpur University in 2003.I visited University of California , Santa Barbara in a Fulbright Institute in 2003, University of Turin in 2003, University of Tokyo in 2004, University of London in 2007 (as Charles Wallace Fellow). My areas of interest are in Ecological and Environmental History.  

Dr. Sudeshna Banerjee

Email: sudeshna2403@yahoo.co.uk After doing my Bachelor of Arts with honours in History from Presidency College, Calcutta, I did my Masters in History from the University of Calcutta. A Commonwealth Scholarship tenable in the UK enabled me to do my PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. I started my teaching career as a guest lecturer in Presidency College, Calcutta, even while I was an UGC Junior Research Fellow. I joined City College, Calcutta, as a full-time lecturer in February 1986. I joined Jadavpur University as a lecturer in September 1986. In 1994 I was promoted […]

Dr. Kaushik Roy

Email: kroymilhist@yahoo.com I graduated from Presidency College in 1991 and then joined Jawaharlal Nehru University.  After completing MA (1993), MPhil (1995) and PhD in 2000, I became Junior Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (Teen Murti, New Delhi) and was the recipient of Charles Wallace Junior Fellowship. In 2005, I joined Presidency College as Lecturer and then served as Reader in Visva Bharati University (Santiniketan) in 2009 for three months.  In November 2009, I joined the Department of History, Jadavpur University as Reader and became Associate Professor in November 2012. For the last […]

Prof. Nupur Dasgupta

Email: nupurdasgupta@yahoo.com I joined the Department of History, Jadavpur University in 1991. I specialized in Ancient Indian History with special thrust on archaeological sources. It has remained an area of interest to me and I have developed a special fascination for the application of the results from archaeological analyses to reconstruct the Early History of Science and Technology in South Asia. Over the years I have taught and conducted research on the Cultural History of Ancient and Early Medieval India, primarily looking at Urban History and Science and Technology, which spilled over to the modern times. I had been awarded […]

Prof. Anuradha Roy

Email: anuradhaju@gmail.com I graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata with Honours in History in 1979 and passed M.A. in History from Delhi University in 1981. I did my doctoral research on a UGC Research Fellowship at Calcutta University from 1982 to1986, after which I joined the University of North Bengal as a Lecturer. Having taught history also at Visva-Bharati and University of Burdwan, I joined Jadavpur University as a professor of history in 2007. I was a visiting fellow at Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, in 1997, a visiting scholar at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, in 2006 and […]

Prof. Ranjan Chakrabarti

Email: ranjan.jadavpur@gmail.com I am at present the Vice-Chancellor of Vidyasagar University and formerly Professor and Head of the Department of history and the first Coordinator of the UGC-DRS programme (2004-2011) at the History Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. I was formerly a Senior Fulbright Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University, USA (1994-95), one of the earliest scholars in India to undertake researches in the history of crime, criminality, protest and environmental history of colonial India. In 1997, I was awarded the prestigious Charles Wallace Fellowship at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) to explore the social […]

Prof. Mahua Sarkar

Email: mahua40@rediffmail.com I have a teaching experience of 30 years. I started teaching in Dinabandhu College, Howrah, as an Assistant Professor in 1983 and joined Jadavpur University as an Associate Professor in 1991. A topper in the Faculty, I did my Ph.D on the judicial history of 19th century Bengal from Jadavpur University in 1990. I was invited by the University of New York, U.S.A. in an I.V. programme (later linked with the Fulbright Institute) in 1997, Kuala Lumpur University in Malaysia in 2002, Tokyo University, Japan in 2005, Dacca University, Bangladesh in 2006 and by the Welcome Trust London […]

Prof. Amit Bhattacharyya

Email: amit_bh200405@yahoo.com I did my B.A from Presidency College, Calcutta and M.A from Jadavpur University. I got my Ph.D degree on ‘Swadeshi Enterprise in Bengal 1900-1920‘ and D.Litt degree on ‘Swadeshi Enterprise in Bengal 1921-47′. My areas of interest include Economic History of Modern India, Business History of Bengal, Science & Technology in Colonial Bengal, Modern China, Civil Rights Movement and People’s Movements. I am currently engaged in research on the Maoist movement in India.