Faculty at School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Kaustubh Mani Sengupta
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- Urban History of South Asia
- Early Colonial State in India
- History of Infrastructure and Space
- History in the Vernacular
- 2014: PhD, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
- 2008: MA (Modern History), Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
- 2006: BA (History), Presidency College, Kolkata.
- February 2016—July 2023: Assistant Professor, Department of History, Bankura University.
- June 2022: Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Georg-August Universitat, Goettingen, Germany.
- 2018—2020: Visiting Faculty, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata.
- February 2015—January 2016: Guest Faculty at Department of History, Diamond Harbour Women’s University, West Bengal.
- October 2013—October 2015: Post-doctoral fellow at the Max Weber Stiftung-funded Transnational Research Group (TRG) on “Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century.” Topic: “Refugee Settlements and the Role of Education in Post-Partition West Bengal”. TRG members: Jawaharlal Nehru University, German Historical Institute, London, (GHIL), Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Goettingen, (CeMIS), Centre for Study in Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi.
- ‘Land, Property Relations, and Urban Planning: New Histories from Colonial India’, History Compass, Vol. 20, Issue 3, March 2022.
- ‘William Tolly and his Canal: Navigating Calcutta in the Late-Eighteenth Century’, Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies, vol. 5, no. 1 (2021), pp. 68-92.
- ‘Community and Neighbourhood in a Colonial City: Calcutta’s Para’, South Asia Research, vol. 38, no. 1 (2018), pp. 40-56.
- ‘Education, Training and Refugee Rehabilitation in Post-partition West Bengal’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LIII, no. 4 (2018), pp. 58-65.
- ‘The New Fort William and the Dockyard: Constructing Company’s Calcutta in the late Eighteenth Century’, Studies in History, vol. 32, no. 2 (2016), pp. 231-256.
- ‘Bazaars, Landlords and the Company Government in late Eighteenth-century Calcutta’, Indian Economic and Social History Review, vol. 52, no. 2 (2015), pp. 121-146.
- (co-editor, with Tista Das) Rethinking the Local in Indian History: Perspectives from Eastern India (London, New York: Routledge, 2021).
- (co-editor, with Pratyay Nath, in Bengali) Itihaser Bitarka, Bitarker Itihas: Ateeter Bharat O Ajker Gabeshona [Debates of History, History of Debates: India’s Past and Present Research] (Kolkata: Ananda Publishers, 2021
- ‘Between River and the Wasteland: Contesting Views regarding Sewage Disposal in Colonial Calcutta’, in Joseph Heathcott, Jonathan Soffer, and Rae Zimmerman (eds), Urban Infrastructure: Historical and Social Dimensions of an Interconnected World (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022).
- (in Bengali) ‘Atharo Satak: Boiplobik Badal na Dharabahikota?’ [Eighteenth Century: Revolutionary Change or Continuity?], in Nath and Sengupta (eds), Itihaser Bitarka, Bitarker Itihas: Ateeter Bharat O Ajker Gabeshona [Debates of History, History of Debates: India’s Past and Present Research] (Kolkata: Ananda Publishers, 2021).
- ‘Development of Calcutta as a Commercial Metropolis in the Nineteenth-century’, in Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (ed.), A Comprehensive History of Modern Bengal, 1700-1950 (3 vol. project of The Asiatic Society, Calcutta), (New Delhi: Primus Books, 2020).
- ‘Making the City Beautiful: Open Space, Imperial Culture, and the Modern Market’, in Anuradha Roy and Melitta Waligora (eds.), Kolkata in Space, Time and Imagination (New Delhi: Primus Books, 2019).
- ‘The Port of Calcutta in the Imperial Network of South and South-East Asia, 1870s-1950s’, in Brett Neilson, Ned Rossiter and Ranabir Samaddar (eds.), Logistical Asia: The Labor of Making a World Region (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 23-46.
- ‘Taking Refuge in the City: Migrant Population and Urban Management in Post-Partition Calcutta’, in Ranabir Samaddar (ed.), Migrants and the Neoliberal City, (New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2018).
- (in Bengali) ‘Unish Satake Bangalir Madyapan ebong Battala’ [Battala and the Consumption of Alcohol in Nineteenth-century Bengal], Anustup, Battala Special Issue, year 45, no. 4, 2011; reprinted in Anil Acharya and Adrish Biswas (eds.), Bangalir Battala (vol. 1), Kolkata: 2012.