MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Modern India, Ethnohistory
Department of History
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
North East Indian History
South & South East Asian History
Dimasa History and Culture
2016 - 2018
Project: Comprehensive History of North East India
Organisation: Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi
Role: Nodal Officer cum Coordinator
2012 – 2018
Project: Survey, Collection, Documentation and Digitisation of Archival Sources in North East India.
Organisation: Indian Council of Historical Research
Role: Nodal Officer cum Principal Investigator
Project: The Working of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council: An Overview, as part of the project on ‘The Working of the Autonomous Council in North East India’
Orgnaisation: Commission for Centre - State Relations, Government of India.
Project: Customary Law and Land Alienation among the Karbis in the district of Karbi Anglong as part of the project ‘Tribal Land Alienation in North East India: Laws and Land Reforms’
Organisation: International Working Group for Indigenous Affair (IWGIA), Sweden.
Project: Militarisation & New Course of Dimasa Identity Movement, as a part of the project ‘Understanding Ethnic Movements in Assam’
Organisation: Action Aid India.
'A Note on State Formation and Rice Cultivation in Assam: A Need for Alternative Perspective' in Blending Region & Nation: Essays in Honour of Professor Amalendu Guha, ed. Sajal Nag & Ishrat Alam, Primus Books, New Delhi, ISBN – 978-93-86552-73-0
'The Kamarupa State as They Remember: Interpreting Dimasa Social Memory' in Studies on Dimasa History, Language and Culture, Vol. 1, Ed. Monali Longmailai, DVS Publishers, Guwahati, ISBN – 978-93-85839-08-5.
'Sixth Schedule in Managing Diversity: Case of Karbi and Dimasa Autonomy Movement' in Troubled Diversity: The Political Process in North East India, Ed. Sandhya Goswami, Oxford University Press, India pp. 140-218, ISBN 0-9-945333-0.
'Double Descent and Concept of Purity and Pollution in Dimasa Society' in Religion and Society in North East India, Ed. D Nath, DVS Publishers, Guwahati, pp. 204 – 218, ISBN 978-81-86307-29-8.
'Land, Laws, Alienation and Conflict: Changing Land Relations among the Karbis in Karbi Anglong District' in Land, People and Politics: Contest Over Tribal Lands in North East India, Ed. Walter Fernandes and Sanjay Borbora, North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati and International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), pp. 142 – 149, ISBN 9788791563409.
The Assamese as Reflected in Dimasa Folklore: Excerpts from the Song ‘Jiniba Raji’, Indian Folklife, Journal of National Folklore Support Centre, Chennai, Sl. No. 31, November 2008, pp. 7 – 8, ISSN 0972-6470.
Translated two Dimasa short stories titled Sainkhlim (Shadow) and Jbah (War) into Assamese for publication under a project by Sahitya Academi.
Translated into Dimasa language the book entitled Land Alienation in North East India, written by Anshumi Shimray, North East Social Research Centre, Assam.
Judima, a video documentary on Dimasa Traditional rice wine.
Keepers of Faith, a video documentary of quinquennial ritual performed for Mungrang, a Dimasa deity.
2012 - 2018
Deputy Director (Research) in the Indian Council of Historical Research (an Autonomous Organisation under the Ministry of the Human Resource Development, Government of India) with over all charge of its North Eastern regional Centre.
Liaison Officer for ST/SC/OBC/PWD in Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.
Assistant Director (Research) in the Indian Council of Historical Research (an Autonomous Organisation under the Ministry of the Human Resource Development, Government of India) with over all charge of its North Eastern regional Centre
Lecturer in Indian History and the History of Assam, DHSK College, Dibrugarh, Assam, under Dibrugarh University (under-graduate level) as faculty in permanent position.
1999 - 1999
Lecturer in Indian History and the History of Assam, Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati, Assam on contractual position.
2016 - 2018
Member of Board of Studies, Department of History, J B College (Autonomous), Jorhat, Assam.
Member, Monitoring Committee for the development of Assam State Archives, Government of Assam.
Member of the Advisory board for Project on the Welsh – Khasi Intercultural Dialogues funded by the Leverhulme Research Grant, UK.
Visiting Fellow at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway for six months from April to September.
Department of History