M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Teaching & Research Interest

Socio-Cultural history of Modern India

History of Childhood

History of Children’s Literature

History of Mentalite’

History of Symbols

Teaching currently

Pre-History, History of Ancient India

History of Early Modern Europe

History of Modern India

International History

History of Architecture

Feminism, Gender

Socio-cultural History of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Bengal.


• ‘The City and its Other’: Ghost Stories of Early Calcutta’ in Anuradha Roy and Melitta Waligora eds, Kolkata in Space,Time and Imagination, vol.2, Primus, Delhi, 2020.

• ‘Ekti Shahorer Punarnirmaan: Ekti Bhoutik Rajnaitik Akhyan, Anil Acharya, ed, Anushtup, 2020.

• ‘Thakurmar Jhuli: A Romance of the Nation’, in Suchetana Chattopadhyay, ed, Journal of History, Jadavpur University,vol.33 (2018-19)

• ‘Unreason and Uncanny: An Analysis of Body beyond Colonial Governmentality’ in Tanweer Alam Mazhari, ed, The Body Speaketh: Interrogating Cultural Constructions of the Body, Kolkata, 2017

• ‘Pagla Dashu: Ek Ulatpuraner Akhyan’ in Srijanshilpe Dui Purush: Upendrakishore O Sukumar, UGC sponsored National Level Seminar, for two days at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandir, Belur Math, Dept. of Bengali, 2013 (published on 23 January 2014, ISBN-978-81-928110-2-4)

• ‘Bangla Adventure Golpo: Swapnajaponer Prayash’ in Parikatha, May issue, 2014 (ISSN 2231- 2986)

• ‘ChanderPahar: Another Adventure’ in Journal of History, Department of History, Jadavpur University Vol. -XXVIII. (2010-11)

• ‘Bramho Manoshe – Soisobjapon: Unish o Bish Shatak’ in Dosho-Dishi, 2014 (ISSN 2320-3153)

Papers presented in conference:

‘Space, Historicity and Spectral Selves: Ghost Women of Bengali Stories in the late 19th century’, paper presented as a resource person in the international webinar on ‘Women in History’, Women’s Christian College, Kolkata, 2020

‘The Spectral Return: Revisiting Partition Memory’, paper presented in UGC Sponsored International Conference on Reappraising the Partition of India, Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College,Howrah, 2017

‘Politics of Folktales: Story of a Propagandist Nation’, paper presented in Indian Council of Historical Research sponsored National Level Seminar on Exploring Eurasia: Traditions and Prospects, Women’s Christian College, Kolkata, 2016

‘An – other Life: The Haunted Domesticity in Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories’, paper presented in UGC-CPE sponsored International Conference on Gender and Empowerment, Bgijoy Krishna Girls’ College in collaboration with School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2016

Workshops attained:

• workshop on ‘Research Methodology in Humanities and Social Sciences: Contemporary Issues and Challenges’ organized by Scottish Church College, Kolkata and United Board of Christian Higher Education in Asia, 2017

• workshop on ‘Aspects of Teaching Early History: From Pre-History to the Decline of Rome’ organized by Department of History, West Bengal State University and Ramakri8shna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, 2018

• UGC-Sponsored Orientation Programme, HRDC, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2017

• workshop on ‘Starting Your Oral History Project’, Oral History Association of India, 2020

• UGC-Sponsored Refresher Course in Literary Studies and the Question of Interdisciplinarity,
HRDC, Jadavpur University, 2021

Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Modern History at Department of History, Jadavpur University

dissertation title: Psychotrope of a Colonial Society: Motifs and Metaphors in Children’s Literature of Bengal

M.Phil. in Modern History at CHS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

• Title of the Dissertation: Texts Decoded: The Interplay of Authority and Imagination in Bengali Children’s Literature (1820 – 1940)

M.A. in History – Jadavpur University

o Specialization – Social History of Modern India.
o ranked 3rd (First Class) in the university

B.A. in History (Hons.) – Presidency College, University of Calcutta
• ranked 3rd (First Class) in the university

Higher Secondary Examination – West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

Madhyamik Pariksha, – West Bengal Board of Secondary Education