Designation: Assistant Professor

Department: History

Name of the Faculty: Arts

Mobile No: +91 9163171353


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M.A. (Visva-Bharati), M.Phil., Ph.D. (JNU)
Areas of Interest/ Specialization:
History of Modern India; History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Recent Publications/ CDs/ Performances/ Exhibitions (up to 5):

  1. Let there be Light: Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Electricity in Colonial Bengal, 1880-1945, Cambridge and New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Edited Books

  1. History of Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine in India, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2022.

Journal Articles
  • ‘An Alternative History of Technology in South Asia: The Unknown Viśvakarmās of Colonial Bengal’, Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2020, pp. 49-59.
  • ‘Electrification of Colonial Calcutta: Role of the Innovators, Bureaucrats and Foreign Business Organization, 1880-1940’, Studies in History, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2018, pp. 48-76. (Sage)   
  • ‘Domesticating electric power: Growth of industry, utilities and research in colonial Calcutta’, The Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2015, pp. 357-89. (Sage)  
  • ‘In Pursuit of Laxmi: Entrepreneurship, Industry and Technology in Colonial Bengal’, Archiv Orientalni/ Oriental Archive: Journal of African and Asian Studies, Vol. 82, No.2, 2014, pp. 263-95.
  • ‘Colonization, Technical Education and the Bengali Bhadralok: Studies on the Politics of Knowledge, 1856-1905’, Harvard Asia Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall 2012, pp. 17-24.



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