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Name Prof. Ujjayan Bhattacharaya
Designation Professor
Department Name HISTORY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 421
Email ID
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Mobile No 9433888384
Personal Website
Address Department of History, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.Jawaharlal Nehru University2002
M.PHILJawaharlal Nehru University1989
M.A.Jadavpur University1985

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Joined Goa University, Panaji, Goa, as Lecturer in the Department of History on 8th July 1991. On lien from the post for one year since 21st October 2003 (A.N.)

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Social and Economic History of Early Modern India.
The agrarian society of India with focus on eighteenth century; Indo-Portuguese History; water history

Course/ Subject Taught
State Formation in Ancient India
Early Modern Indian State and Economy.
Regional History of South-West Bengal.
Historical Method and Historiography

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Continuities in Bengal’s Contact with the Portuguese and its Legacy: A Community’s Future Entangled with the Past (chapter title)Portuguese and Luso-Asian Legacies in Southeast Asia 1511-2011 Vol.I, The Making of the Luso-Asian World: Intricacies and Engagements, edited by Laura Jarnagin2012Institute of South-East Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore
Evolution of an Early Colonial Policy towards inland commerce and market in late 18th century BengalThe Economic History Society,New Researchers’ Papers, Annual Conference 20042004The Economic History Society Royal Holloway College University of London.

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Worthies And The Worth Of Their Land: Revenue Farmers And The Company’s State In Early Colonial Bengal (chapter title)Rethinking a Millennium: India from the Eighth to the Eighteenth Centuries Delhi, Rajat Datta Ed.2012Aakar Publications Delhi
Internal Trade Revenue and Markets in Pre-colonial Bengal (chapter title)History, Economy and Culture in Eastern India, edited by Basanta Kumar Mallik,2012Bhuvaneswar
Terms of Reference and Teaching of Indian History (chapter title)Educational Institutions in Goa, S.K.Mhamai (ed.)2012Directorate of Archives, Panaji, Goa.
Asian states and Mercantilism in the Indian Ocean Economy: Bengal Nizamat and the English Company in Eighteenth century (chapter title)The Portuguese, Indian Ocean and European Bridgeheads: Festschrift in Honor of Prof. K.S.Mathew, P. Malekandathil and T. Jamal Mohammad, (ed.)2001Fundacao Oriente, Lisbon & Goa.
Instruments of Control and Enforcement of Law under the Early Colonial Regime in Bengal (1765-1793)Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Kolkata.2000Indian History Congress, New Delhi
Structure of Internal Trade and Political Authority in Mid-Eighteenth Century Bengal (chapter title)Society, Culture and Polity in eastern India, S.C.Padhy and S.K.Panda (ed.).1999Berhampur University, Orissa.
The Portuguese Maritime Strategies and Options in Eastern Indian Ocean Region (1515-1526)Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Madras.1996Indian History Congress, New Delhi
The Portuguese in Bengal: Their Trade and Settlements in the Sixteenth Century”.Journal of History, vol. XV, Jadavpur University, Calcutta.1995Jadavpur University, Calcutta.

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Purbabharater Mahasagariya Anchale Portugueseder Samudrik Karjokalap (1515-1526)Ajo Anveshon, October issue2007Ajo Anveshon.

Books Published

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Partha Pratim RoyFlood Prevention and Embankments during the Colonial Period in South-West Bengal: Role of the State and Society. Submitted2014
Tapan HazraLeadership and Masses: Strategies and Mobilization in the Left Wing political movement in Midnapore from 1930 to 1964 Submitted2014
Malika BasuScience, Colonialism and Pharmaceutical Industries: Case Stuides of Three Pharmaceutical Industries in Kolkata (1855-1947) Submitted2013
Tapan HazraLeadership and Masses: Strategies and Mobilization in the Left Wing political movement in Midnapore from 1930 to 1964 Submitted2013

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
ABINASH SENGUPTASwadeshi Andolan o Samakalin Bangla Sahitya(1900-1911) Awarded2012

Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Communities and Local History: A Study in the Processes of Community Formation in South-Western Bengal (Mid 19th century to 1947). Title of the report “Bhumijs of Northwest Midnapur (mid-19th century to mid 20th century).Funded by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata.Principal InvestigatorMaulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Stuides.1000004 year20062010

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
COMMODITIES AND CULTURE, 1851-1914: LEVERHULME TRUST INTERNATIONAL NETWORK WORKSHOP: ‘Commodities and Affect’,2011Paper on ‘The Cultures of Swadeshi’LEVERHULME TRUST and Department of English, Jadavpur University, H L Roy Memorial Auditorium, Jadavpur University, January 12, 2011
International Conference on Portuguese History2010Presented paper on “Portuguese in Bengal in the early modern period”.Institute of South-East Asian Stuides, NUS, Singapore & Malacca, 28-30 September 2010
5th International Water History Association (IWHA) Conference, Past and Futures of Water2007Management of Water Channels: Some Reflections on Colonial Projects and their ObjectivesInternational Water History Association. Held at Tampere, Finland, 13-17 June 2007
1st World Congress on Environmental History2007Floods, local economy and the state in Bengal c. 1770-1820WCEH, Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmo, Sweden, 4th to 8th August, 2009.
International Seminar on History of Waters in South Asia : Climata, Ecology, Deforestation, Agriculture, Politics and the Management of Nature2006presented paper on "Water channel management and the role of colonial administrators"K.P. Basu Memorial Hall, Department of History, Jadavpur University, in collaboration with MAKAIAS, Kolkata, March 3-4, 2006
Annual meeting of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies2006Paper presented “European Participation in the Making of a Plural World: Portuguese and the Eurasians in Early Modern Bengal”.Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, U.S.A.28-30th September 2006
’Rethinking a Millennium: India from the Eighth to the Eighteenth Centuries’2004Paper presented “Worthies and the worth of Their Land: Revenue Farmers And The Company’s State In Early Colonial Bengal”.Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2-4 February 2004, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.
International Seminar on Globalization and Development2002Participant and DiscussantTERI and Goa University, Cidade de Goa, Dona Paula, Goa, 6th to 8th December, 2002
International Conference on Maritime History, with special reference to the Portuguese (1500-1900).2001Paper presented “The Portuguese in Bengal: 17th and 18th CenturiesGoa University, 24-28th April 2001

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Tribes of South-West Bengal: Polity, Economy and Society.2011Principal Project Investigator, MAKAIAS.MAKAIAS and UGC Un-assigned grant through Vidyasagar University
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.2009Convener & Head of the Department.Special UGC financial assistance for the celebration of birth anniversary of Maulana Azad.
Revolt of 1857: Regional Aspects2007Convener & Head of the Department.Indian Council Of Historical Research & UGC Un-assigned grant through Vidyasagar University.
New Directions in the Study of Indian History2005Convener & Head of the Department.UGC Un-assigned grant through Vidyasagar University

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