Assistant Professor, Department of History
Department of History
Jadavpur University
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Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. 2005 SOAS, University of London
M.A. 1997 Jadavpur University
B.A. 1995 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (1)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Lecturer 2005 to the present
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Field of Specialization
Political, Economic and Social History of Modern India/ Communism in India/Colonial Surveillance/ Urban Social History
Courses Taught/Teaching
MPhil:British colonisers and late imperialism, 1880-1945.
M.A: Life and Thought in Bengal in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, The Twentieth Century World, Western Political Thought (From Machiavelli to Nietzsche), Bengal Politics 1911-1947, The Far Side of the Dollar: United States from Depression to Nixon.
B.A: Modern Europe, 1871-1919.
Research Area
Communism in India; Urban Social History; Muslim Intellectuals and Workers; Working Class Movements; Sailors; Twentieth Century Calcutta; Colonial Surveillance; Imperial Masculinity; Empire and Violence; Imperialism and Race; Indian political activists Abroad.
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (3)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

'Nau Abaditi Hindustan mein Jang, Hijrat aur Begangi' Tareekh, Lahore: Sanjh Publications 2008 First Author Volume 36 (3)-
War, Migration and Alienation: the Remaking of Muzaffar Ahmad History Workshop Journal, Oxford University Press 2007 First Author Volume 64 (1)-
The Bolshevik Menace: Colonial Surveillance and the Origins of Socialist Politics in Calcutta South Asia Research, Sage 2006 First Author Volume 26 (2)-
Books Published (0)
Awarded By Award Name Year

Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'homme Hermes post-doctoral fellowship 2009
Charles Wallace India Trust Research grant 2006
Felix Scholarship Committe (to pursue doctoral research at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London). Felix Scholarship 1999
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (1)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Arnab Bhattacharya Themes in Partition Literature of South Asia Avik Majumdar Ongoing 2005
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (1)
Name Of The Scholar Thesis Name Co-Superviser Year

Prakriti Mitra Muslim Business Families in Colonial Kolkata None 2008
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Membership Of Learned Societies (1)

Paschim Banga Itihas Sansad
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (1)
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Refresher Course Dept of History, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2009
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (4)
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The World Economic Crisis Centre for Marxian Studies, Jadavpur University adavpur University 2009 Co-Organiser
Pre-Plassey Bengal: a retrospective view from 2007 Department of History, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2007 Coordinator
Cultural Practices of the Bhadralok of Bengal: Pedagogy and Ideology Department of History, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2006 Coordinator
Manik Bandyopadhyay Institute of Development Studies Kolkata Calcutta University 2005 Discussant
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