SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
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Department of History
Shrimoy Roy Chaudhury
Assistant Professor,
Department of History,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Education Details
  • M.A (University of Calcutta),
  • M.Phil (Syracuse University),
  • PhD (Syracuse University)
Professional Experience
  • Fellow, South and South East Asian Studies, University of Calcutta.
  • Teaching Assistant, History Department, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
  • Junior Lecturer, Chandrapur College, Burdwan University
  • Assistant Professor, Uluberia College, University of Calcutta
Research Interests
  • History of Medicine in British Empire
  • History of Medical Jurisprudence and Crime in South Asia,
  • History of Life Insurance.
  • Post Colonial History of Health.
Select Publications
  • “Corporal Contestations: A Fragmentary History of British Indian Medical Improvement, 1836-1913” in Poonam Bala ed. Contesting Colonial Authority: Medicine and Indigenous Responses in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century India (Lexington Books: 2012)
National and International Recognition
Best Dissertation Award 2013, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
Executive Summary
Shrimoy (or Moy as he likes to be called) is interested in pushing the thresholds of disciplinary boundaries of History of Medicine in South Asia through dialogues with histories of colonial and post colonial law, jurisprudence and the body. Shrimoy is presently working on his book project which treats vernacularization of surgical medicine British India in the 19th century in a new light. He is also exploring the Pakur Murder Case of 1933 in order to probe the relationship between medicalization and crime with a special focus on the rise of life insurance in the late 19th and early twentieth century. Shrimoy is interested in supervising dissertations in these areas as well as postcolonial trends in democratization of health.

Apart from academics, Shrimoy collaborates with visual and performing artists in creating spaces for public and performance art.
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