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Name Prof. Ujjayan Bhattacharya
Designation Professor
Department Name HISTORY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 421
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Mobile No 9609362539
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Address Department of History, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
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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.). Taught at Raidighi College till 01.04.2004
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.
History courses Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, 2016-17 and 2017-18
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
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
Eighteenth Century Biographies and Histories: Review EssayJournal of History, ISSN 2321-0834 vol. V 2016-17, pp. 128-1312017Department of History, Vidyasagar University
“Luso-Indians in British India: Home, Exile and Nationality”Hispanic Horizon, Journal of the Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian & Latin American Studies. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.No. 32 Year 2015.2015Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian & Latin American Studies. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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
From Surveys to Management: The Early Colonial States Intervention in Water Resources of Bengal.Indian Historical Review, No. 2, December 2017, pp. 225-2692017SAGE publications
Book Review: Rila Mukherjee (ed.), Vanguards of Globalization: Port-Cities from the Classical to the Modern.Indian Historical Review, 42(1) 1–3 © 20152015SAGE Publications
Purbabharater Mahasagariya Anchale Portugueseder Samudrik Karjokalap (1515-1526)Ajo Anveshon, October issue2007Ajo Anveshon.

Books Published
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Mita BiswasUponibeshik Banglar Muslim Samaj O tar Ogrogoti 1800 saal - 1947 saal Ongoing 

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Achintya MandalPolitics and Governance of Bengal: 1935-47 Awarded2016
Prasenjit GhoshSocial and Ecological Aspects of the Jharkhand Movement c. 1930-2001 Awarded2015
Tapan HazraLeadership and Masses: Strategies and Mobilization in the Left Wing political movement in Midnapore from 1930 to 1964 Awarded2015
Shrubabati ChakrabartyChanging Face of the Women in Colonial Bengal: Krishnabhabini Das and Sarala Debi Chaudhurani - Foremothers of Indian FeminismDr. Sarvani GooptuAwarded2015
Malika BasuScience, Colonialism and Pharmaceutical Industries: Case Stuides of Three Pharmaceutical Industries in Kolkata (1855-1947) Awarded2014
Partha Pratim RoyFlood Prevention and Embankments during the Colonial Period in South-West Bengal: Role of the State and Society. Awarded2014
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
Membership of Learned Society 
Life Member, Indian History Congress.
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Research in Philosophy and History, SCHOLINK INC, USA, ISSN 2576-2451 (Print) ISSN 2576-2435 (Online,2018 to 2018
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
International Symposium of Indian and Indonesian scholars on “Thinking Social Sciences”.2016Presented paper on “Benedict Anderson and Social Science Thought”Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla on 11-12 July 2016.
"Food Security and the Environment in India and Britain"2015Presented a paper on “Rivers, inundations, and grain scarcity in early colonial Bengal”Co-organised by the Smith School of Enterprises and Environment, University of Oxford and the University of Exeter,3-4th September 2015.
"Configuring Early Modern South Asia: An International Conference"2015Presented a paper on Early Colonial Experience in Management of Waters: Bengal 1760-1800Co-organized by Trinity College, Dublin, The University of Dublin & Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 12-13 November, 2015.
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

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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