Professor, Department of History
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Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. 2000 Jawaharlal Nehru University
M.Phil. 1995 Jawaharlal Nehru University
M.A. 1993 Jawaharlal Nehru University
B.A. 1991 Presidency College, Calcutta University

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Field of Specialization
Military History and Counter-insurgency
Courses Taught/Teaching
UG: Ancient Greece and Rome; Modern Europe, 1789-1846; Twentieth Century World.
PG: Science and Technology,
Research Area
Indian Army in the two World Wars; Conventional Warfare, Counter-insurgency and Empire building in Eurasia
11 Years teaching experience in Presidency College, Visva Bharati (Santiniketan) and Jadavpur University.
Post Doctoral Research Experience, 2001, Charles Wallace Junior Fellow; 2002-5, Junior Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti, New Delhi; 2005-2013, Senior Researcher, Centre for Conflict Studies, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway; 2014- Global Fellow, PRIO, Norway
Conference Papers Published (1)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

5. Good Governance versus Bad Governance: Civil-Military Relations in India and Pakistan, 1947-2000, Asian Studies, vol. 18, Combined Volume, (2000), pp. 82-99. Asian Studies 2000 18-82-99
Journal Papers Published (4)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

7. Construction of the Regiments in the Indian Army, 1859-1913, War in History, vol. 8, no. 2 (2001), pp. 127-48. War in History 2001 8-127-48
. Mars in Indian History, SIH, vol. 16, no. 2, n.s. (2000), pp. 261-75. Studies in History 2000 Sole author 16-261-75
4. Netaji’s Military Strategy, Asian Studies, vol. 17, no. 2 (1999), pp. 13-21. Asian Studies 1999 17-13-21
1. The Historiography of the Colonial Indian Army, Studies in History (henceforth SIH), vol. 12, no. 2, n.s. (1996), pp. 255-73. Studies in History 1996 12-255-73
Books Published (21)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

22. Military Transition in Early Modern Asia: Cavalry, Guns, Governments and Ships (London: Bloomsbury, 2014). Bloomsbury 2014
21. Scott Gates and Kaushik Roy, Unconventional Warfare in South Asia: Shadow Warriors and Counterinsurgency (Surrey: Ashgate, 2014). Ashgate 2014 Second Author
19. The Army in British India: From Colonial Warfare to Total War, 1857-1947 (London: Bloomsbury, 2013). Bloomsbury 2013 First Author
20. Military Manpower, Armies and Warfare in South Asia (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2013). Pickering and Chatto 2013 First Author
15. Kaushik Roy (ed.), The Indian Army in the Two World Wars (Leiden: Brill, 2012). E.J. Brill 2012
Awarded By Award Name Year

Society for Military History, USA Moncado Prize 2006
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Other Notable Activities (3)

1. Global Fellow Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway, from January 2013 onwards.
2. Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) at Peace research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway from 2007-2012
3. Member of the Editorial Board of International Area Studies Review journal published from Sage