The Department that started its academic career with just one student in the undergraduate level, on the very first year of its coming into existence in 1956, has now developed into a prestigious faculty with excellent achievements in the fields of teaching and research. The Department can boast of a rich legacy of eminent faculty members such as Prof. Nemai Sadhan Bose and Prof. Sushobhan Sarkar.
Themes on Early Indian Society and Religion: (upto the Thirteenth Century).
Politics in Bengal, 1911-1947.
Social History of Modern India: A Society in Transition.
History of the United States, 1775-1850.
European History: Russia, Socialism and the Russian Revolution.
Pre-colonial and Colonial Economy: Business Communities, Markets and Maritime Empires, 15th to 18th century.
Social History of Science and Technology in India: Pre-colonial Phase.
Technology and Warfare till 1700 CE: A Global Perspective.
Early Indian Political Ideas and Institutions.
Regional History – The Functioning of the State in Eastern India in the Late Medieval/ Early Modern Period.
Social History of Modern India: Colonialism, Nationalism and Beyond.
Twentieth Century US.
Capitalism, Modernisation and the Instability of Liberal Hegemony in Western Europe.
Economic Changes in Colonial India: A case study of Bengal.
Social History of Science and Technology: Magic, Science, Religion and Belief from the Ancient World to the Scientific Revolution.
The Rise of British Empire in a Global Perspective: Warfare, Technology and Societies in Transition 1700-1850.