B.A. Loreto College, University of Calcutta, M.A. University of Calcutta, M.Phil University of Calcutta, Ph.D University of Calcutta.
Dr. Sahara Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History Faculty of Arts, Rabindra Bharati University teaches social, cultural and political history of Modern India, history of science, medicine and technology of Modern India, International Relations and Modern Europe. She is an enthusiastic scholar of History and has pursued her Ph.D on the Environmental History of Bengal. She has supervised a good number of students at M.Phil and Ph.D level. She has a number of publications in journals and edited volumes in India and abroad. Her recent publications include : (1) book review of Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia : Patriarchy at Odds by Govind Kelkar, Dev Nathan, Pierre Walter (Sage, New Delhi, 2003) in the Calcutta Historical Journal, Vol. XXV, No. 1, January-June, 2006, (2) “Flood Mayhem and the Colonial Government : Disaster Management and Policy Implementation in the District of Jalpaiguri, c. 1880-1950”, in the Calcutta Historical Journal, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, July-December, 2006, (3) “Forest Dwellers and State Formation”, review article in Modern Historical Studies, Departmental Journal of Rabindra Bharati University, Vol. 4, March, 2007, (4) “Conflicting Claims : The Colonial State Forests and Forest Dwellers in the Jalpaiguri District, 1869-1947”, in Ranjan Chakrabarti (ed.) Situating Environmental History, Manohar, 2007, (4) “ Bonoshonrokhon, Unnayan O Prakritik Bharshamya : Oupanibeshik Jalpaiguri, 1869-1935”, (in Bengali) in Itihas Anusandhan, Paschimbanga Itihas Anusandhan, Paschimbanga Itihas Sansad, 2008, (5) book review of Ttibes, Forest and Social Formation in Indian History , B.B.Choudhuri and Arun Bandopadhyay (eds.) in The Indian Historical Review, Vol. xxxiv, No.2 (July, 2007), (6) contributed essays on historical places situated in the Hooghly and Burdwan districts in a project on the compilation of the Dictionary of the Historical Places/Personalities conducted by the Department of History, Jadavpur University and approved by the State Level Committee on the occasion of the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the First War of Independence, (7) review article of Raman Sinha (ed.) Environment in Historical Perspective in Journal of History in Ranchi University Golden Jubilee Volume, Vols. 51-52, 2009-10, “Changing Landscapes of the Sundarbans : Land Reclamation and Ecological Change, c. 1800-1940” in Modern Historical Studies, Departmental Journal of Rabindra Bharati University, March-April, 2010-11, (8) “Transitions on a Bengal Frontier : Jalpaiguri, 1869-1970”, in Itihas Parikrama, Itihas Academy Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011.
She is one of the members of the editorial board of the journal, Modern Historical Studies published annually by the Dept. of History, Rabindra Bharati University. She is executive council member of Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad. She is a member of Itihas Academy Dhaka, life member of Indian History Congress. She was invited by Itihas Academy Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010and 2011 to present papers. She presented papers at Jadavpur University, Calcutta University, Burdwan University, Indian History Congress in 2005 and at Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012.
Awaiting Publication: Review article, “ Gender and Green Governance ” by Bina Agarwal in Modern Historical Studies, Departmental Journal, Rabindra Bharati University.