MA (Gauhati) PhD (Dibrugarh)
Modern India, Environmental History
Department of History
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Lecturer in History, M.D.K.Girls' College Dibrugarh (1993-1995),
Lecturer in History, Dibrugarh University(1995-2000)
Executive Assistant to the Registrar, Dibrugarh University (1998)
Deputy Registrar (Academic) Dibrugarh University (2000-2009)
Reader/Associate Professor in History at Dibrugarh University(2009-2013)
Programme Coordinator, National Service Scheme, Dibrugarh University (2005-2009)
Member, State Level Advisory Committee for Students & Youth Welfare, Government of Assam (2013-2015)
Member, Board of Studies, North Eastern Hill University
Member, Board of Studies in History, Nagaland University
Member, Board of UG Studies in History, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar
Member, Academic Council, North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous)
Member, Board of Studies in History, North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous)
Member, Governing Body, Panskura Banamali College(Autonomous), West Bengal
Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for Environmental Science, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal.
Expert, Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences, Raja N.L. Khan Women's College (Autonomous), Midnapore.
Peace and Conflict Studies
Medieval and Colonial Assam
History of North East India and South East Asia
1. Dr. Surjya Kumar Bhuyan Award, 1991, Gauhati University.
2. University Gold Medal for securing the First in First Class Position in the M.A. Course in History of Gauhati University, 1991.
3. Charles Wallace Research Grant
Awarding Organisation : British Council, Year : 2011
4. Peace Scholar Grant
Awarding Organisation : Rotary International, Year : 2006
5. National Merit Scholarship for pursuing M.A. Degree Course
6. State Merit Scholarship for pursuing B.A. Degree Course
Major Research Project:
Topic : Ecology and Society in Post Colonial Assam with Special Reference to Upper Assam
Sponsoring Agency : University Grants Commission
Role: Principal Investigator
Status : Completed
Awarded : 7
Deepa Hazarika Chaliha : Theme: Urban History of Jorhat
Tilak Gogoi: Theme : Growth and Development of Golaghat Town
Amiya Kr. Das: Theme : Bishnu Prasad Rabha and the Contemporary Assamese Society
Soumitra Puzari: Theme : Advertisements in Colonial Assam
Kakoli Gogoi : Theme : Immigration of Tea Plantation Workers
Sayanika Dutta : Topic : Digital Media Literacy Among Adult Users in Assam
Madhumita Das : Topic : Partition and Migration : A Study of Cachar District in Assam (1947-1971)
Registered Ph.D. Scholars : 7
M.Phil Scholars :
Awarded : 3
Girindra Dutta : Theme : Christianity in Majuli
Tulon Ch. Das : Theme : Srimanta Sankardeva Sangha
Rinkumoni Baishya :Theme : Women Silk Weavers of Sualkuchi
Registered M.Phil. Scholars : 2
British Forest Policy in Assam, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2004. ISBN 81-8069-161-6.
(i) Changing Landscapes and Forestry in Colonial Assam, ICHR Lecture series, ICHR Regional Office, Guwahati, 2016.
(ii) Ekabinsha satikar prekhapotot itihasar prasangikata (Assamese) Asom Sahitya Sabha, Dergaon Session, 2011.
(i) Colonial Wasteland Grants and its Impact on the Ecology and Society of Assam, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, New Delhi, 2010-11.
(ii) Ethnicity, Identity and Liminality in Assam : Some Colonial and Post-Colonial Dimensions, Proceedings Volume of the International Seminar held on 11-14 October, 2012 at Sibsagar College) SPS Education Pvt Ltd. Kolkata, 2012. pp.767-773. ISBN 81-924140-5-1.
(iii) Waste Land Grants under the British and their Impact on Forest Resources in Assam, North East India History Association (NEIHA) Proceedings – vol. XIX: 1998: pp. 175-181.
(iv) Some Dimensions of British forest Policy and Depletion of Forest in Assam, NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XX: 1999: pp. 280-285.
(v) The Demographic Implications of the British Forest Policy in Assam, NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XXI: 2000: pp. 136-143.
(vi) The Forest Villages as a Tool of British Forest Policy, NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XXII: 2001: pp. 281-287.
(vii) The Growth of Colleges in Assam and its Impact on the Development of Higher Education, NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XXIII: 2002: pp. 141-150.
(viii) Tree Plantations in Colonial Assam and the British Forest Policy, NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XXIV: 2003: pp. 246-253.
(ix) Scarcity of Labour and the British Forest Administration in Assam, NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XXV: 2004: pp. 189-195.
(x) Elephants and the State in Assam : Changing Paradigms in the longue duree, NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XXX: 2009: p.p. 349-355.
(xi) Monocultures in the British Forest Policy in Assam, NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XXXI: 2010 pp. 260-267.
(xii) The 1897 Earthquake in North East India as a Narrative in the ‘Englishmen,’ NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XXII: 2011 pp. 329-334
(xiii) The 1950 Earthquake in Assam : An Impact Study, NEIHA Proceedings – vol. XXIII : 2012 pp. 651—661
(xiii) Oral History in Northeast India : Some Methodological Issues, NEIHA Proceedings 38th session, 2017, pp.43-50.
(xiv) A Semantic Perspective of Colonial Forestry in Assam, NEIHA Proceedings, 39th Session, 2018, pp. 99-105
CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS :
(i) Depletion of Forest in Assam : The Role of Two Colonial Agencies, in Ray, B. Dutta, and Alam, K., (eds.) Forest Resources in North East India, Omsons Publication, New Delhi, 2002.
(ii) Colleges as Agents of Higher Education in Assam, Lyndem, Biloris, and De, Utpal Kumar (ed) Education in North East India Experience and Challenge, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2004. pp. 327-336. ISBN 81-8069-063-6.
(iii) Analyzing the ULFA Imbroglio, Sonowal, P. (ed) Insurgency and Economic Development in North East India, DVS Publishers, Guwahati, 2007. pp.104-115. ISBN 978-81-86307-09-0.
(iv) Rural Colleges in Assam : An Analysis of the Problems and Prospects, Nath, Hemanta Kr. (ed.) Higher Education in the North East : A Perspective, Purbanchal Prakash, Guwahati, 2009. pp.30-40. ISBN -978-81-7213-080-0.
(v) Conflict Transformation in North East India : Core Issues and Challenges, Rajput, Madhu (ed) Understanding North East India, Cultural Diversities, Insurgency and Identities, Manak Publications, New Delhi, 2011. pp.142-161. ISBN 978-81-7831-239-2.
(vi) Some Gendered Insights into Conflict Situations : Reflections on North East India, Talukdar, Daisy Bora (ed) Gender, Peace and Development in North East India , DVS Publishers, 2012. pp. 25-34. ISBN : 978-81-86307-46-5.
(vii) Colonialism and Demographic Change in Assam, (Jointly authored with Borgohain, A.,) in Borah, A.C., Immigration and Demographic Transformation in North East India, Purbanchal Prakash, Guwahati, 2012. ISBN. 978-81-7213-153-1.
(viii) Colonial Forest Policy and Land Resources in Assam, in Aspects of Land Policy in Assam : Continuity and Change, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati, 2012. ISBN. 978-81-923518-5-8.
(ix) Justice in Colonial Assam and the Tea Plantations, in 'Karatirtha', Jorhat, 2013, ISBN. 978-93-5126-052-3.
(x) Identity and Liminality in North East India : A Study of the Ahoms in Colonial and Post-Colonial Assam, in Konwar, Sikhamoni (ed) Historical and Socio-Cultutal Aspects of North East India, Vol I, Concept Publishing Company, ISBN 9789351251972.
(xi) The Ecological and Social Watershed : Colonial Intervention and Forest Use in Assam, in Nag, Sajal (ed) Playing with Nature, History and Politics of Environment in North East India, Manohar, New Delhi, 2017.
(xii) Historical Significance of Uma Tumoni and its Rock Art In Malla, Bansilal and Bezbaruah, dwipen (ed.) Cultural Ecology : Prehistory and Ethno-Archaeological Contexts of Indian Rock Art with Emphasis on North-Eastern States, IGNCA and Aryan Books International, 2017. ISBN 9788173055829.
(xiii) Census in Colonial Assam and the ethnographic Dimensions in H. Sudhir (ed.) Ethnography, Historiography and North-East India, The Asiatic Society, 2019
(i) Environmental History : Search for New Frontiers, An Indian Perspective, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. IX, 1999, Dibrugarh University. ISSN : 2277-7563.
(ii) Some Early Considerations in the Formative Stage of the British Forest Policy in India, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. X, 2000, Dibrugarh University. ISSN : 2277-7563
(iii) Working Plans under British Forest Administration: A Survey of Assam, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. XI, Dibrugarh University, 2001. ISSN : 2277-7563
(iv) A Brief History of Forest-Use in Assam till the Advent of the British Journal of North East India Council for Social Science Research, Shillong, 2002 ISSN : 0970-7913.
(v) Post- Colonial History and its Expanding Frontiers : Some Aspects of Michel Foucault’s Contribution to the Historical Discourse, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. XII, Dibrugarh University, 2004. ISSN : 2277-7563.
(vi) John Butler’s ‘Travels in Assam’ : Colonial Ethnography and the Understanding of the ‘Other’, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. XVI, Dibrugarh University, 2008. ISSN : 2277-7563.
(vii) Lakheswar Baruah : The Revolutionary ‘President of Charigaon’, Quest (The Journal of Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati) Vol. IV No. 2, January, 2011. pp. 102-106. ISSN-0976-0040.
(viii) Historicizing Homicide and Violence in North East India : A Case Study of Head Hunting, Journal of Historical Research, Vol. XX, 2012, Dibrugarh University. ISSN : 2277-7563.
(ix) Partition, Migration and DemographicChange in the Cachar District of Assam (1947-1971) jointly authored with Madhumita Das and published in Research Guru (UGC approved E-Journal No 63726; ISSN : 2349-266X) Volume 12, Issue -4, March - 2019
(x) The Anti CAB/CAA Agitation in Assam : A Historical Perspective in Dialogue (ISSN : 0973-0095) Volume 21, No. 1, July-September, 2019.pp.79-91.
M.A. Programme :
History of Assam (1826-1947)
Economic History of India
M.Phil/ Ph.D. Programme :
1. Chairman, Security Advisory Committee, GU
2. Warden, AT 7 Boys' Hall & RCC 3 Boys' Hall.
3. Member, Tender Committee, Gauhati University
4. Teacher-in-Charge, General Secretary, Post Graduate Students' Union, GU 2020
5. Member, Guest House Management Committee, GU
6. Member, Admission Committee, GU
7. Member, Gauhati University Court (2020-2021)
1. Indian History Congress
2. North East India History Association
3. Association of South Asian Environmental Historians
4. North East India Council for Social Science Research
5. Oral History Association of India.