Prof. Mahua Sarkar


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 in 2007. I chaired the Department twice, in 1997 – 1999 and in 2008 – 2010 and had been the member of the Court or Senate, the highest body of the University, for three years. I have supervised 16 PH.D students, five of whom have published their dissertations and presently 8 more students are working with me. I have also supervised 32 M.Phil students. I have worked in an outreach programme with the Engineering Faculty of our University and continued to pursue the academic output on the same theme under the guidance of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, during 2007-2012. I am a member of the Boards of Studies of many Indian Universities. My areas of interest are life and thought in nineteenth and twentieth century Bengal and Environmental History.