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Madhumita Sengupta

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Madhumita Sengupta

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • BA (History): Presidency College, University of Calcutta, 1994
  • MA (History): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1996
  • PhD (History): University of Calcutta, 2009

Email: madhumitasg -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Website : https://sites.google.com/iitgn.ac.in/madhumita-sengupta

Office: 6/351
VOIP: 2470


  • Selected Publications

    Books and Monographs:

    1. 2016. Madhumita Sengupta, Becoming Assamese: Colonialism and New Subjectivities in Northeast India, Routledge, New York, London
      (https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.4324/9781315560274/becoming-assamese-madhumita-sengupta)
      https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315560274

    2. 2014. Madhumita Sengupta, ‘Of Alienations: State, Temples and the Elite in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth -century Assam’, Occasional Paper 186, Centre For Studies in Social Sciences (CSSSC), Calcutta, 2014.
      https://www.cssscal.org/pdf/publication/op_list_2.pdf

    Papers in Edited Volumes:

    1. 2017. Madhumita Sengupta, 2017. ‘Representing Kamrupi: Ideologies of Grammar and the Question of Linguistic Boundaries’ in Rita Kothari ed. A Multilingual Nation: Translation in the Indian Context, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
      https://global.oup.com/academic/product/a-multilingual-nation-9780199478774?cc=in&lang=en

    2. 2017. Madhumita Sengupta, 2017. ‘Beyond Language: Envisioning Alternative Nationalities in Nineteenth-century Assam’ in Blending Region and Nation: Essays in Honour of Prof Amalendu Guha, (eds.) Sajal Nag and Ishrat Alam, Primus, New Delhi.
      http://primusbooks.com/blending-nation-region/

    Journal Articles:

    1. 2022. Madhumita Sengupta and Shreya Sen, 'Commercialization of Bengali Food: Insights into Caste, Class and Commensality in Colonial Bengal, Social History, (Forthcoming, 2022)

    2. 2021. Madhumita Sengupta and Jahnu Bharadwaj, 'Empire Remembered: The Intimate Economy of Tea in Assam and the Making of "Chameli Memsaab", Postcolonial Studies.
      https://doi.org/10.1080/13688790.2021.1989816

    3. 2021. Madhumita Sengupta, 'Becoming Hindu: The cultural politics of writing religion in colonial Assam', Contributions to Indian Sociology 55, 1 (2021): 59–88
      https://doi.org/10.1177/0069966720971723

    4. 2019. Madhumita Sengupta & Jahnu Bharadwaj , ‘Caste census and the impact of colonial sociology in British Assam’, Asian Ethnicity, 22, 4 (2021).
      https://doi.org/10.1080/14631369.2019.1709802

  • Work Experience

    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (Apr 2014 to present)
    • Assistant Professor, Rani Birla Girls College, Kolkata (Dec 2002 - Apr 2014)
    • Ford Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre For Studies in Social Sciences (CSSSC)- Calcutta, (Jan 2010 - Mar 2011)
    • Full-Time Substitute Lecturer, Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, Kolkata (Jan 2001 - Nov 2001)
    • Guest Lecturer, Rabindra Bharati University, (Sep 2004 - Jan 2005)
    • Guest Lecturer, Department of Law, University of Calcutta, (2002 - 2004)

  • Awards

    • Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute For the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen (Jun - July 2016)
    • Awarded “Short-Term Residential Post-Doctoral Fellowship” for a period of 15 months (Jan 6, 2010 to Mar 31, 2011) by the Ford Foundation, India, at the Centre For Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC)
    • Awarded Foreign Travel and Maintenance Grant of the Indian Council of Historical Research for consultation of records at the Oriental and India Office Collections of the British Library, London (Aug 2006)