DR. DEBRAJ CHAKRABORTY
Assistant Professor in History

Academic Degree(s): M.A., Ph.D. (in History) 

Designation:   Assistant Professor, Department of History (Undergraduate & Post Graduate), Berhampore Girls’ College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, Pin-742101, West Bengal, (India)

Official Address: Department of History ((Undergraduate &Post Graduate), Berhampore Girls’ College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, Pin-742101, West Bengal, , (India)

 Permanent Address: Bhattapara, P.O.: Jiaganj, Dist.: Murshidabad, Pin-742123, West Bengal, India

Contacts: Mobile No(s): +91 7074918684 / +91 9474316683;

Email: dc1526@gmail.com

Education Details:

  • B.A. (Honours) in History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan (A Central University) with First Class
  • M.A. in History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan (A Central University) with First Class
  • Ph.D. in History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan (A Central University) as JRF, ICHR

 

Professional Experience:

Present Position:

Assistant Professor, Department of History (Undergraduate & Post Graduate), Berhampore Girls’ College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, Pin-742101, West Bengal, (India) since July, 2019.

Previous Positions:

Guest Faculty, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, 56A, B.T. Road, Kolkata-700050, West Bengal, October, 2012- July, 2019.

Resource Person, Directorate of Distance Education (Post Graduate Studies) Rabindra Bhavan, Salt Lake Campus, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, 2013-2019.

Research Associate, IDSK-ICHR Project, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK), Salt Lake Campus, DD-27/D, Sector I, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064, West Bengal, March, 2013-August, 2014.

Content Writer, MHRD-UGC e-PG-Pathshala: An MHRD Project under NME-ICT, MHRD – UGC, Govt. of India (Contributed Four Modules), August, 2017.

Resource Person, UGC Online Learning Programme, delivered a talk at EMMRC (Educational Multimedia Research Centre of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi) Programme, November, 2010.

Junior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), 35, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001 at the Department of History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, August, 2007- August, 2009.

Teaching Experience: Seven years at the Undergraduate and Post Graduate level studies at the Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, 56A, B.T. Road, Kolkata-700050, West Bengal, (India).

Teaching Areas:

Undergraduate Courses (CBCS curriculum):

  • Historiography of Ancient and Medieval India
  • History of Early India
  • History of Delhi Sultanate
  • History of Mughal India
  • History of USA

Post Graduate Courses (CBCS curriculum):

  • Environmental history of Ancient and Medieval India
  • Historiography of Indian National Movement
  • Indian Diaspora

Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) Supervision: NIL

Research Interests:

  • History of Medieval India.
  • Environmental and Ecological history of pre-colonial India.
  • Wildlife studies of pre-colonial India.
  • Health-Disease and Medical history of pre-colonial India.
  • History of Science and Technology in pre-colonial India.
  • Eighteenth Century in Indian History.

Doctoral Research:

Title of Doctoral DissertationEcology and Health in Mughal India: A Critical Study (AD. 1526-1707).

Doctoral Research: The area of my doctoral research includes different aspects like environment, ecology, population, settlement pattern, forest, agriculture, non-agricultural zones, natural resources, wildlife, health, disease, medical system, science and technology during the Sultanate-Mughal times.

Research Supervisor: PROFESSOR (DR.) SYED EJAZ HUSSAIN

Professor & Head, Department of History, Visva-Bharati (A Central University), Santiniketan-731235, West Bengal, India, Email: se_hussain@yahoo.co.in

Languages Known: Bengali (mother-tongue), British English, Hindi and Sanskrit (working knowledge).

Languages Learning: Persian and Urdu

 Awards and Honours:

  • University Merit Scholarship in Under Graduate Studies.
  •  University Merit Scholarship in Post Graduate Studies.
  • UGC Research Fellowship for Ph.D. research.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) awarded by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) (under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India), New Delhi-110001.
  • Professor Indrani Ray Memorial Prize for the best paper for Section II: Medieval India in the 25th Session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, 2009 at Rabindra Bharati University Session, Kolkata.

 Post-Doctoral Research Experience:

Worked as Research Associate from March 2013 to August 2014 at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) under an Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi (ICHR) funded Project titled Documents on Economic History During British Rule in India, Northern and Western India in the Late Nineteenth Century: Quality of Life with eminent economist Professor Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Former Founder Director, IDSK.

Publications:

  • (A) Monograph:

 My book entitled Some Aspects of Environmental History of India in Mughal Times: A Brief Study (Title of the book yet to be finalized) based on doctoral research is under publication process and to be published shortly.

(B) Research Papers in Peer Reviewed/ Refereed Journal(s):(7)

  • “Hindustan as seen by Babur: A Study of Natural History of the Time”, in the Monthly Bulletin of The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, Volume XLVIII, No. 7, July, 2019, pp. 2-4.
  • “Water Resources under the Sultans of Delhi: Some Aspects” (Sultani Bharater Jalosampad: Kotipoy Dik) Itihas: A Refereed Journal (Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, Dhaka) vol. 52, 2017-2018, pp.147-165. (ISSN 1607-4432) (in Bengali).
  • “Natural Disasters in Mughal India: The Study of Some Earthquakes” in Quarterly Review of Historical Studies: Peer reviewed Journal, Vol. LVIII, Nos. 1&2, April-September, 2018, pp. 166-177 (ISSN 0033-5800) (Sl. No. 90, UGC Journal 40852, qrhs, ihs).
  • “Medical System and Health Services under the Sultans of Delhi” (Sultani Bharater Chikitsha Babastha O Shastha Parishaba), Itihas: A Refereed Journal (Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, Dhaka) vol. 49, 2015-2016, pp.58-72 (ISSN 1607-4432) (in Bengali).
  • “The Study of Mughal Gardens at the Time of Jahangir: Some Aspects” in Modern Historical Studies: A Refereed Journal (Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata), vol. 10, 2015, pp. 1-28 (ISSN 0972-6756) (UGC Approved Journal Serial No. 45393).
  • “India’s Wildlife as Represented in the Baburnama: A Study”, in Modern Historical Studies: A Peer-Reviewed Journal (Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata), vol. 9, 2013, pp. 98-121 (ISSN 0972-6756) (UGC Approved Journal Serial No. 45393).
  • “Elephant in Mughal India: An Environmentalist Approach” (Mughal Bharate Hati: Paribeshbadi Itihascharchar Dristikon), in Antarjatik Pathshala, vol. I, Issue No. I, Oct-Dec: 2011, pp.29-45 (ISSN 2230-9594) (UGC Approved Journal Serial No. 41299) (in Bengali).

 (C) Research Papers in Conference Proceedings: (4)

  • “Nature and Empire-A Search on India’s Natural History based on Baburnama” (Prakiti O Samrajya-Baburnamar Nirikhe Bharater Prakitik Itihas Anusandhan) (in Bengali) in Itihas Anusandhan (Annual Conference Proceedings of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad), vol. 33, Kolkata, 2019, pp. 173-183 (ISBN 978-81-939476-0-9).
  • “Animal Life at the Time of Jahangir: A Discussion on the basis of contemporary Paintings” (Jahangirer Amale Jibgagat: Samakalin Chitrakalar Nirikhe Ekti Alochana) (in Bengali) in Itihas Anusandhan (Annual Conference Proceedings of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad), vol. 25, Kolkata, 2011, pp. 203-216 (ISBN 978-81-910874-1-3).
  • “Environmental Pollution in Mughal India: Some Aspects”(Mughal Bharater Paribesh Dushan: Kayakti Dik) (in Bengali) in Itihas Anusandhan, (Annual Conference Proceedings of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad), vol. 24, Kolkata, 2010, pp. 254-266.
  • “Environmental Consciousness in Mughal India: An Assessment”(Mughal Bharater Paribesh Sachetanata: Ekti Samiksha) (in Bengali) in Itihas Anusandhan, (Annual Conference Proceedings of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad), vol. 23, Kolkata:,2009, pp. 260-271.

(D) Chapters in Edited Volumes/Books: (13)

  • “The Study of Urbanization of Medieval Bengal based on Regional Perspective: Some Aspects” (Ancholik Itihascharcher Aloke Madhyakalin Banglar Nagarayaner Ruprekha-Koyekti Dik) (in Bengali) in AKM Gholam Rabbani (ed.) Banglai Staniyo Itihascharcha, Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, Dhaka, 2019, pp. 173-188 (ISBN 978-984-34-6935-9).
  • “Royal Hunting under the Mughals: Some Observations”, A.F. Salahuddin Ahmed, Sufia Ahmed, Anisuzzaman et al. ed., ABM Habibullah Birth Centenary Volume, (National Committee for ABM Habibullah Centenary Celebration, Dhaka (2012): Dhaka: 2018), pp. 391-416 (ISBN 978-984-34-4366-3).
  • “Environmental History and Mughal India: Some Aspects” (Paribeshbadi Itihas Charcha o Mughal Bharat: Kayakti Dik), (in Bengali),  in Ratnabali Chatterjee and Susnata Das eds., Ways of History: Professor Aniruddha Ray Felicitation Volume, (Progressive Publishers: Kolkata: 2016), pp. 184-210 (ISBN 978-81-8064-224-1).
  • “The Study of Regional History and Murshidabad in the 18th Century: A Discussion” (Anchalik Itihas Charchar Dhara o Ashtadash Sataker Murshidabad: Ekti Alochona) (in Bengali) Ashis Kumar Das ed. Itihasher Nana Dik, (Lackey Publishers: Kolkata: 2016), pp. 87-105 (ISBN 978-81-922614-2-3).
  • “Elephants in pre-modern India” in Kaushik Roy and Peter Lorge eds., Chinese and Indian Warfare-From the Classical Age to 1870 (Routledge: London, New York:2015), pp. 74-90 (ISBN 978-0-415-50244-3).
  • “Medical System during the Time of Jahangir: A Study” in Syed Ejaz Hussain and Mohit Saha eds., India’s Indigenous Medical Systems: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (Primus Books: Delhi:2015), pp.79-87 (ISBN 978-93-80607-62-7).
  • “Water and Technology in Pre-Mughal India” in Jenia Mukherjee and Chittabrata Palit eds., History and Beyond: Trends and Trajectories (Kunal Books: New Delhi: 2014), pp. 71-87 (ISBN 978-93-82420-38-5).
  • “Utilization of Forest Resources and Process of Urbanization in Mughal Era: Contextualizing Medieval Bengal ” in Priyam Kumar Roy ed., Pre-Colonial Mode of Production in India (Grantha Mitra: Kolkata: 2013), pp. 98-112 (ISBN 978-81-88171-88-0).
  • “Eden Garden, Kolkata” in Professor Ranjan Chakrabarti ed., Dictionary of Historical Places: Bengal, 1757-1947 (Primus Books: Delhi: 2013), p. 197 (ISBN 978-93-80607-41-2) (Short Essay)
  • “Lal Dighi, Kolkata” in Professor Ranjan Chakrabarti ed., Dictionary of Historical Places: Bengal, 1757-1947 (Primus Books: Delhi: 2013), pp. 388-389 (ISBN 978-93-80607-41-2) (Short Essay).
  • “Zoological Garden, Kolkata” in Professor Ranjan Chakrabarti ed., Dictionary of Historical Places: Bengal, 1757-1947 (Primus Books: Delhi: 2013), p. 609 (ISBN 978-93-80607-41-2) (Short Essay).
  • “Elephant in the Mughal Landscape: An Overview” in Pushpa Prasad ed., Professor P. Verma Festschrift, Essays on Art, Society, and Culture (to be published with Aryan Books International: New Delhi) (forthcoming)
  • “Representation of Birds in the Jahangirnama: Narratives and Visuals” in Aparajita Dhar et. all (eds.), Autobiography, Biography and Memoirs as History: Contexualizing Bengal (Primus Books: Delhi (Tentative) (forthcoming).

 (E) Occasional Paper:

 Mughal Barater Sanskritik Samanayer Swarup-Prosongo Razamnana”, (in Bengali) in Smaranika, Published in the occasion of XXXVI Annual International Conference of Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, 2020.

 “Revisiting 1857: An Assessment” for the ICHR sponsored National Seminar on Revisiting 1857: Significance and Relevance, Organised by the University of Kalyani, February 26-27, 2007.

 Development of e-Learning Delivery Process/Material/Module:

  • “Forest and Agricultural Zones in Mughal India” History, Module: 3.3.1 with the Educational Multimedia Research Centre, A Unit under the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi (Talk delivered and telecast in UGC Gyan Channel , November, 2010).

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm5hAsnYcvk&list=PL_a1TI5CC9RE_1T6TmEREemvm1cxCmkmW&index=12

  • Content Writer and Speaker, Indian Culture, Paper-12 (Modules: 27-30): ‘Economic History of India’, MHRD-UGC e-PG Pathshala Project under NME-ICT, Govt. of India (Post Graduate Studies).

(Four lectures have been delivered & recorded at the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, A.P during August 25-28, 2017).

Research Papers Presented in International/ National Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops:

( A) International: (17)

  • “ Understanding the Views of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar on Education: A Historical Outline”, in International Seminar on 200th Birth Anniversary of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar: A Historical Evalution, Department of History, Turku Hansda Lapsa Hembram Mahavidyalaya, Mallarpur, Birbhum, March 6, 2020.
  • “The Culture of Exchange: Sanskrit at Akbar’s Court” in Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Department of Higher Education, Government  of West Bengal funded International Seminar on Literature, Culture and Society: Interrelations and the Search for Identity, Berhampore Girls’ College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, February 14-15, 2020.
  • “Composite Culture in Medieval India: Persian and Sanskrit Literature at the Court of Akbar” (Madhyakalin Bharater Samannayabadi Sanskriti: Akbarer Darbere Faisi O Sanskrit Sahitya) (in Bengali), in XXXVI Annual International Conference of Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Bonhoogly, Kolkata, January 24-26, 2020.
  • “Working class Women in Mughal India: A Study”, in 49th International Conference on History, Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 22, 2019.
  • “Exchange of Knowledge between India and Central Asia in the Field of Medical Science under the Mughals: A Brief Study” in International Conference on Concept and Canvas of Knowledge: Asian Studies from Pre-Modern to Modern Times, Department of History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, February 22-23, 2019.
  • “Culture of Exchange: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court” in day-long International Seminar on Culture, Thoughts and Religion: Edges and Exchange, East Calcutta Girls’ College, Lake Town, Kolkata, January 28, 2019.
  • “Journey with Nature: A Study of Baburnama and India’s Natural History Writing” in 3rd International Seminar on Gender, Environment and Culture in Indian History, Department of History, University of Gour Banga, Malda, March 28, 2018.
  • “History of Water in Medieval Times: An Overview” in 3rd International Conference of the Paschimbanga Ancholik Itihas O Loksanskriti Charcha Kendra, Bidhanagar Government College, July 1-2, 2017.
  • “Regional History and Cities in Medieval Bengal: Some Aspects” in 47th Annual International Conference of the Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, Nawab Nauwab Ali Chaudhury Senate Bhavan, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 28, 2017.
  • “Nature and Empire – An Ecological Study of the Medieval India: Historiographical Approach” in an International Seminar on Exploring South Asia: State, Religion and Society, Department of History, The University of Gour Banga, Malda, West Bengal, March 8-9, 2017.
  • “Perceiving Pluralist Tradition in Medieval India- A Study based on Some Contemporary Sanskrit-Persian Translated Texts” in UGC Sponsored One and Half day long International Seminar on Many Faces of Nationalism: Pluralist Tradition in Indian Subcontinent, Vidyasagar Centre of Indological Studies in association with Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, February 16-17, 2017.
  • “Nature, State and Society: Experience with the Mughal India” (Paribesh, Rashtra o Samaj: Mughal Bharater Prakhapate Ekti Parjalochona) (in Bengali), in Golden Jubilee session of the Banladesh Itihas Parishad, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 30-May 1, 2016.
  • “Hooghly-A Port City of Medieval Bengal: A Brief Study” in UGC Sponsored International Seminar on Studies in Local History: Memoirs, Metaphors & Methods, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 17-18, 2016.
  • “The Study of Communal Relation in Medieval India with special reference to some Contemporary Translated Texts” in Day-long International seminar on Legacy of Communal Harmony in India’s History and Culture (Ancient to Modern), Vidyasagar Centre for Indological Studies & Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, August 28, 2015.
  • “Rise and Fall of a City: Murshidabad” in Two-day International Seminar on Urbanisation and Urbanity: The Pre-Modern Dynamics in Eastern India (13th to 19th Century), Vidyasagar Centre for Indological Studies & Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, July 10-11, 2014.
  • “The Study of Environmental History and Mughal India: Some Aspects” in the Bi-Annual Conference of the Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 17-18, 2013.
  • “Forests and Wildlife in Mughal India with Special Reference to Bengal: A Study”, International Conference on Professor ABM Habibullah Birth Centenary Celebrations, Nabab Nawab Ali Chaudhury Senate Bhavan, (Department of Islamic History and Culture), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 24-25, 2012.

 (B) National: (29)

  • “Hindustan as Seen by Babur: A Study of Natural History of the Time”, delivered as Monthly Lecture at The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, July 1, 2019.
  • “Sanskrit and Persian: In Search of Composite Culture at the time of Akbar” (in Bengali), in the 35th session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, Department of History, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Cooch Behar, January 24-26, 2019.
  • “In Search of Composite Culture: A Study of Sanskrit-Persian Translated Texts under the Mughals” in Two-day National Seminar on The Evolution of Composite Culture in Medieval India, Department of History in collaboration with Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, September 14-15, 2018.
  • “Nature and Empire: The Study of Natural History of India as represented in the Baburnama” (in Bengali) in the 34th session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, Centre for Women Studies, Jadavpur University, January 24-26, 2018.
  • “The Earthquakes in Medieval India: A Study” in the 78th session of the Indian History Congress, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, December 28-30, 2017.
  • “Fathullah Shirazi and Indian Science: A Study” (in Bengali) in the 33rd Annual Conference of the Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Basanti Devi College (University of Calcutta), Kolkata, January 24-26, 2017.
  • “Studying Environmental History of Mughal India” UGC Special Extension Lecture delivered at the Surendranath College for Women (University of Calcutta), Kolkata, August 13, 2016.
  • “Environmental History of Medieval India as Represented in Modern Research” in Second National Annual Conference in History, Paschimbanga Anchalik Itihas O Loksanskriti Chancha Kendra, Surendranath College (University of Calcutta), April 2-3, 2016.
  • “Exploring Environmental History of Medieval India: Some Insights” in the day-long Workshop on Perceiving and Pursuing Indian Environmental History: Recent Trends and Trajectories at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, June 5, 2015.
  • “Understanding the Revolt of Sobha Singh from the contemporary Documents” in Three-day National Seminar on The Role of Indigenous People in the Freedom Movement of Indiawith special reference to Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, November 19-21, 2014.
  • “Environmental Issues in Indian History” in UGC Sponsored day-long National Seminar on Emerging Issues in the History: Colonial and Post Colonial India, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 21, 2014.
  • “Socio-Religious Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda and Making of Modern India”, UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Swami Vivekananda-A Great Yugnayak for Rejuvenation of Life and Living, Mahadeo Singh College, Bhagalpur, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur (Bihar),April 22-23, 2013.
  • “Swami Vivekananda and His Message to the Youth of India” in UGC Sponsored Seminar on Socio-Political Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda, Bijoy Krishna Girls College, Howrah (University of Calcutta) in collaboration with Vidyasagar Centre for Indological Studies, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, April 4-5, 2013.
  • “Central Asian Diaspora at the Court of the Mughals”, UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Diaspora: The Indian Experience, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 21, 2013.
  • “Forest in Mughal India: A Study with special reference to Medieval Bengal” (Mughal Bharate Aranya: Abasthan O Gurutta-Bishes Alachonay Madhyayuger Bangla) (in Bengali)  in Section II: Medieval India, 29th Session of the Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata (University of Calcutta), January 24-26, 2013.
  • “Forest Resources and Elephant in Mughal Landscape” in ICHR Sponsored A Weeklong Workshop on People, Planet and Profit? at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK), September 10-14, 2012.
  • “Utilization of Forest Resources and Process of Urbanization in Mughal Era: Contextualizing Medieval Bengal ” in National Seminar on Pre-Colonial Mode of Production in India, Department of History, University of Kalyani & Department of History, Kalyani Mahavidyalaya, Kalyani, March 2-3, 2012.
  • “Extracting Natural History from the Memoirs of Babur and Jahangir” presented in the UGC-National Seminar on Biography, Autobiography and Memoir: Contextualizing Bengal at the Department of History, The University of Burdwan, February 23-24, 2012.
  • “Cheetah in Mughal India: A Study” (Mughal Bharate Chita: Abasthan O Gurutta), (in Bengali), Section II: Medieval India, 28th Session of the Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur, Kolkata (University of Calcutta), January 24-26, 2012.
  • “Medical Practitioners and Their Position in Mughal India” presented in the National Workshop on Medicine in India: A social history Perspective, Department of History, DRS Programme along with the Centre for History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, December 27, 2011.
  • “The Elephant as Represented in the Mughal Paintings” UGC – SAP-DRS-II, National Workshop on Nature Transformed: Ecology, Environment and Conservation in Global and South Asian History, Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, February 23-24, 2011.
  • MHRD – UGC EMMRC Project Lecture on “Forest and Agricultural Zone in Mughal India”, November 15, 2010.
  • “Medical System during the Time of Jahangir: A Study” in National Seminar on India’s Indigenous Medical System: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Relevance, Department of History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, February 20-21,2010.
  • “Animal Life at the Time of Jahangir: A Discussion on the basis of contemporary Paintings”(Jahangirer Amale Jibgagat: Samakalin Chitrakalar Nirikhe Ekti Alochana) (in Bengali), Section II: Medieval India, 26th Session of the Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, North Bengal University, Darjeeling, January 24-26, 2010.
  • “Environmental Pollution in Mughal India: Some Aspects” (Mughal Bharater Paribesh Dushan: Kayakti Dik) (in Bengali), Section II: Medieval India, 25th Session of the Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, January 24-26, 2009.
  • “Nature and Empire: An Environmental Journey with Mughal India (AD 1526-1707)” UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Modern trends of Environmental Education, Social Care and Well-being in 21st Century, Union Christian Training College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, September 13-14, 2008.
  • “The Voices of Protest: Caste Movements During Gandhian Era” in the UGC Sponsored National Conference on Voices of Protest: Articulation in Indian Politics and Culture, 1919-47, Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College, Howrah (University of Calcutta), April 2-3, 2008.
  • “Environmental Consciousness in Mughal India: An Assessment” (Mughal Bharater Paribesh Sachetanata: Ekti Samiksha) (in Bengali), Section II: Medieval India, 24th Session of the Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women, Dakshineswar (University of Calcutta), January 24-26, 2008.
  • “The Mughal Gardens: An Overview with a Special Reference to Bengal” in Section II: Medieval India, Indian History Congress, 68th Session, Delhi University, Delhi, December 28-30, 2007.

 Editorial Experience:

Assisted Professor Syed Ejaz Hussain during his and Professor Ishrat Alam edited book entitled Varied Facts of History: Essays in Honour of Aniruddha Ray (Primus Books: Delhi: 2011).

Translation Project:

 Translated a book of Professor Irfan Habib entitled Man and Environment: The Ecological History of India, A People’s History of India Series 36: (Tulika: New Delhi:2010) (translated into Bengali under the title of Manush o Paribesh: Bharatbarsher Bastutantrick Itihas, Co-translated with Jenia Mukherjee & Swagatalakshmi Majumdar, (Progressive Publisher: Kolkata:2015)  (ISBN 978-81-8064-212-8).

Review Article (Book Review):

“Murshidabad: A Regional History” a review article based on book entitled Murshidabad: Dur Hote Duare (in Bengali), Soumendra Kumar Gupta, Chikituli Prakashani, Kolkata, 2013, p. 128, published in Anik, March, 2014, pp. 37-40.

Participation in International and National Seminars/ Workshops/Conferences:

(A) International: (30)

  • International Seminar on 200th Birth Anniversary of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar: A Historical Evalution, Department of History, Turku Hansda Lapsa Hembram Mahavidyalaya, Mallarpur, Birbhum, March 6, 2020.
  • International Seminar on Literature, Culture and Society: Interrelations and the Search for Identity, Funded and Sponsored by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Department of Higher Education,  Government  of West Bengal, Berhampore Girls’ College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, February 14-15, 2020.
  • XXXVI Annual International Conference of Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Bonhoogly, Kolkata, January 24-26, 2020.
  • 49th International Conference on History, Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22nd June, 2019.
  • International Conference on Concept and Canvas of Knowledge: Asian Studies from Pre-Modern to Modern Times, Department of History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, February 22-23, 2019.
  • Day-long International Seminar on Culture, Thoughts and Religion: Edges and Exchange, East Calcutta Girls’ College, Lake Town, Kolkata, January 28, 2019.
  • 3rd International Seminar on Gender, Environment and Culture in Indian History, Department of History, University of Gour Banga, Malda, March 28, 2018.
  • Two-day International Seminar on Revisiting 1942, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 20-21, 2018.

 

  • 3rd International Conference of the Paschimbanga Ancholik Itihas O Loksanskriti Charcha Kendra, Bidhanagar Government College, July 1-2, 2017.
  • 47th Annual International Conference of the Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, Nawab Naobab Ali Chaudhuty Senate Hall, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 28, 2017.
  • UGC Sponsored International Seminar on Partition of India and its Aftermath: In Retrospective in the Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 21-22, 2017.
  • Two day long International Seminar on Exploring South Asia: State, Religion and Society, Department of History, The University of Gour Banga, Malda, West Bengal, March 8-9, 2017.
  • UGC Sponsored One and Half day long International Seminar on Many Faces of Nationalism: Pluralist Tradition in Indian Subcontinent, Vidyasagar Centre of Indological Studies in association with Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, February 16-17, 2017.
  • Golden Jubilee session of the Banladesh Itihas Parishad, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 30-May 1, 2016.
  • UGC Sponsored International Seminar on Studies in Local History: Memoirs, Metaphors & Methods, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 17-18, 2016.
  • Day-long International seminar on Legacy of Communal Harmony in India’s History and Culture (Ancient to Modern), Vidyasagar Centre for Indological Studies and Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University,Kolkata, August 28, 2015.
  • Two-day International Seminar on Urbanisation and Urbanity: The Pre-Modern Dynamics in Eastern India (13th to 19th Century), Vidyasagar Centre for Indological Studies & Department of History, Rabindra Bhrati University, Kolkata, July 10-11, 2014.
  • International Public Lecture Series and Conference on Religion and Politics: South Asia, , Bangladesh Itihas Sammilani, Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 4-5, 2013.
  • Annual Conference of the Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 17-18, 2013.
  • Two-day International Seminar on Vivekananda and His Times: Significance & Relevance, Vidyasagar Centre for Indological Studies & Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 25-26, 2013.
  • UGC-DRS II International Seminar on Social Systems, Science and Environment: Experience of different Countries, Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, January 28-29, 2013.
  • Three-Day International Seminar on Importance of Early Indian Culture Heritage in the Making of a better World, Indian Museum, Kolkata in collaboration with North American Institute for Oriental & Classical Studies (NIOS), Indian Museum, Kolkata, May 23-25, 2012.
  • 39th Seminar on Views from the Mughal Zenana, International Centre for Study in Bengal Art, Dhaka, Bangladesh,March 26, 2012.
  • Two-day International Seminar on History and Culture of South Asia ( ABM Habibullah Birth Centenary Celebration), Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 24-25, 2012 .
  • International Conference on Marxian: Marx and Beyond, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) and Jadavpur University, Kolkata, March 22-24, 2012.
  • International Seminar on ABM Habibullah Birth Centenary Celebration, Department of Islamic History & Culture, University of Calcutta, March 6-7, 2012.
  • UGC-Sponsored International Seminar on Culture, Identity and Politics in South Asia, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 5-6, 2012.
  • International Seminar on Ancient Indian Terracottas, Indian Museum, Kolkata, February 3-4, 2012.
  • Eighth International Congress on Bengal Art: 2009, School of Historical Studies, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, February 9-11, 2009.
  • UGC Sponsored Two-day International Seminar on The Revolt of 1857: The First War of Independence, Burdwan Raj College, Burdwan (The University of Burdwan), August 27-28, 2008.

(B) National/ Regional : (41)

  • 35th session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, Department of History, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Cooch Behar, January 24-26, 2019.
  • Two-day National Seminar on The Evolution of Composite Culture in Medieval India, Department of History in collaboration with Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, September 14-15, 2018.
  • Day long National Seminar on Indian News Paper: Yesterday & Today, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, February 23, 2018.
  • 34th session of the Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, January 24-26, 2018.
  • 78th Session of the Indian History Congress, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, December 28-30, 2017.
  • 33rd Annual Conference of the Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Basanti Devi College (University of Calcutta), Kolkata, January 24-26, 2017.
  • Second National Annual Conference in History, Paschimbanga Anchalik Itihas O Loksanskriti Chancha Kendra, Surendranath College (University of Calcutta), April 2-3, 2016.
  • A day-long workshop on Perceiving and Pursuing Indian Environmental History: Recent Trends and Trajectories at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, June 5, 2015.
  • UGC sponsored National Seminar on Jawaharlal Nehru and B.R. Ambedkar in the Light of 125th Birth Anniversary: Convergence, Conflict and Charisma, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 26-27, 2015.
  • 31st Session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, Department of Ancient Indian History & Culture, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, January 22-24, 2015.
  • Three-day National Seminar on The Role of Indigenous People in the Freedom Movement of Indiawith special reference to Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha, at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, November 19-21, 2014.
  • A day-long Seminar on Tagore’s Geetanjali & Centenary year of His Receiving the Nobel Prize: Looking Back, Vidyasagar Centre for Indological Studies in association with the Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 28, 2014.
  • UGC Sponsored day-long National Seminar on Emerging Issues in the History: Colonial and Post Colonial India, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 21, 2014.
  • Three-day National Conference on Conceptualising and Contextualising Tribe in Contemporary India, organized by Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) with Anthropological Survey of India, ICSSR and Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata at IDSK, February 6-8, 2014.
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Swami Vivekananda-A Great Yugnayak for Rejuvenation of Life and Living, Mahadeo Singh College, Bhagalpur, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur (Bihar), April 22-23, 2013.
  • UGC Sponsored Seminar on Socio-Political Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda, Bijoy Krishna Girl’s College, Howrah (University of Calcutta) in collaboration with Vidyasagar Centre for Ideological Studies, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, April 4-5, 2013.
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Diaspora: The Indian Experience, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, March 21, 2013.
  • 29th Session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata (University of Calcutta), January 24-26, 2013.
  • A day-long Seminar in Commemoration of historian Eric J. Hobsbawm, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, December 15, 2012.
  • Seventeenth Annual Seminar on Enduring Landscapes, Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training, Eastern India, November 5-7, 2012.
  • ICHR Sponsored A Weeklong Workshop on People, Planet and Profit?, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, September 10-14, 2012.
  • National Seminar on 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Institute of Historical Studies, Kolkata, March 3-4, 2012.
  • UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Pre-Colonial Mode of Production in India in the Department of History, University of Kalyani and Department of History, Kalyani Mahavidyala, Kalyani, March 2-3, 2012.
  • The National Seminar on Biography, Autobiography and Memoir: Contextualizing Bengal, Department of History, The University of Burdwan, February 23-24, 2012.
  • 28th Session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur, Kolkata, (University of Calcutta), January24-26, 2012.
  • Workshop on Medicine in India: A social history Perspective, Department of History DRS Programme along with the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, December 27, 2011.
  • UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Perspectives on Early Medieval India, Department of History, Bijoy Krishna Girls College, Howrah (University of Calcutta), September 9, 2011.
  • UGC -SAP-DRS-National Workshop on Nature Transformed: Ecology, Environment and Conservation in Global and South Asian History, Department of History, Jadavpur University, February 23-24,2011
  • Indian History Congress, 71st Session, Gaur Banga University, Malda, February 11-13, 2011.
  • National Seminar on India’s Indigenous Medical System: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Relevance, Department of History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, February 20-21, 2010.
  • 26th Session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, North Bengal University, Darjeeling, January 24-26, 2010.
  • ICHR Sponsored National Level Workshop on Mughal India, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, January 29-31, 2009.
  • 25th Session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, January 24-26, 2009.
  • National Seminar on The Linguistic and Literary History of India: Pre-modern and Modern Times, Department of History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, December 11-12, 2008.
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Modern trends of Environmental Education, Social Care and Well-being in 21st Century, Union Christian Training College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, September 13-14,2008.
  • UGC Sponsored National Conference on Voices of Protest: Articulations in Indian Politics and Culture 1919-1947, Bijoy Krishna Girls College, Howrah (University of Calcutta), April 2-3, 2008.
  • UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Writing Social History, Department of History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, March 22-23, 2008.
  • 24th Session of the Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women, Dakshineswar (University of Calcutta), January 24-26, 2008.
  • Indian History Congress, 67th Session, University of Delhi, Delhi, December 28-30, 2007.
  • ICHR Sponsored National Seminar on Revisiting 1857: Significance and Relevance, The University of Kalyani, February 26-27, 2007.
  • Indian History Congress, 66th Session, School of Historical Studies, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, January 28-30, 2006.

Association with Academic Organizations:

  • Member, Association for East Asian Environmental History
  • Member, Indian History Congress (AM:23186)
  • Life-Member, Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, Dhaka, Bangladesh (LM: Jee 1513)
  • Life-Member, Institute of Historical Studies, Kolkata (LM:0317)
  • Life-Member, Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, Kolkata (LM:0641)

Library/Museum/Archive Consultation for Research:

  • State
    • The Asiatic Society, Kolkata
    • The Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
    • The Indian Museum, Kolkata
    • The National Library, Kolkata
    • The Iran Society, Kolkata
    • Hazarduari Palace Museum & Library, Murshidabad
  • National
    • Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna (Bihar)
    • P Jaiswal Research Institute, Patna
    • N. Sinha Institute of Social Science, Patna
    • Patna Museum, Patna
    • National Achieves of India, New Delhi
    • National Museum, New Delhi
    • Archeological Survey of India, New Delhi
    • Indian Council of Historical Research Library and Documentation Centre, New Delhi at ICHR Head Office
    • Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
    • Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi
    • Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    • The Iran Cultural House, New Delhi
    • Red Fort Museum, Lal Quilla, Delhi
    • Bharat Kala Bhavan, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
    • Raza Library, Rampur
    • Salar Jung Museum & Library, Hyderabad
  • International
    • Bangaladesh National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • Dhaka University Library and Documentation Centre, Bangladesh
    • International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • The Bangla Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Visit in Abroad:

 Visited University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, International Centre for Study of Bengal Art, Research and Development Collective, Dhaka, Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, Department of Islamic History & Culture of the University of Dhaka for different times since 2012 for giving various invited talks.

Referees:

 PROFESSOR (DR.) SYED EJAZ HUSSAIN

Professor  & Head

Department of History

Visva-Bharati (A Central University)

Santiniketan-731235, West Bengal, India

Mobile No: 09002416781

Telephone: 03463-262974 (Resi)

Email: se_hussain@yahoo.co.in

 

 

PROFESSOR (DR.) ISHRAT ALAM

Chairman & Coordinator

Centre of Advanced Study

Department of History

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

 Aligarh-202002, U.P, India

Mobile No: 07599296411

Email: alamishrat@gmail.com

 

PROFESSOR (DR.) SANJAY SUBODH

Professor & Head

Department of History

School of Social Sciences

University of Hyderabad

Hyderabad-500046, T.S.

Mobile No: 9849675547

Email: san_sahay@yahoo.com

 

 

PROFESSOR (DR.) SYED NAJAF HAIDER

Professor of History

Centre for Historical Studies

Room No: 309, School of Social Sciences III

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067

Mobile No: 09871575587

Telephone: 011-26704567

 Email: snajafhaider@gmail.com

 

Other Information:

The area of my research is environmental history in pre-colonial era especially deals with Sultanate-Mughal times. The spectrum of this study is quite broad and it covers issues relating to nature, forest, natural objects, natural resources, use of natural resources for the human development, man-nature relationship, formation and constant development of human civilization, urbanization, demographic factors, river and river courses, agricultural growth, harvesting techniques, implementation of new technologies for better growth in production, human activities, disease and health, medical science etc.
My proposed post-doctoral research aims to study the process of urbanization especially in medieval Bengal. Different aspects such as environmental concerns, pattern of urbanization during the period of my study, demographic factors, rise and growth of urban centers, trade and commercial activities, economic growth, agricultural manifestation, general condition of the people, health and hygiene to be addressed in this work.