ENLIGHTENMENT TO ERFECTION
Centre for Himalayan Studies (CHS)

Dr. Maitreyee Choudhury

Dr. Maitreyee Choudhury


M.A., Ph.D.

Professor and Director

Members of Learned Societies: Geographical Society of India, Sikkim Science Society.


Contact Addresses:

Phone +91- 9932857201
Mailing Address Centre for Himalayan Studies, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohunpur, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.
e-Mail maitreyee.choudhury@gmail.com , maitreyee_c@hotmail.com

Subject specialization: Geography, Fluvial Geomorphology

Areas of Research Interest: Area Studies, Himalayan Studies, Water Resources.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 04      (b) Ongoing: 07.

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 08       (b) Ongoing: 01.

No. of Publications:        35 nos. Journal articles, Occasional papers, book chapters, etc. (31) and books (02 authored and 02 edited). (Details attached)

Achievement & Awards:

Professional experiences:

Administrative Experiences:

Selective List of Publications:

            Books:
  1. Women’s Empowerment and Gender Insecurities: A South Asian Perspective (ed with R. Chakraborty), Levant Books, Kolkata, 2009.
  2. Himalayan Studies in India (ed), Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2008.
  3. Carrying Capacity Study of Teesta Basin in Sikkim: Volume. X Socio-Cultural Environment, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Mountain and Hill Environment, University of Delhi, 2007.
  4. Sikkim: Geographical Perspectives. Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2006.

    Journals edited:

  5. The Himalayan Miscellany, Vol. 21-22 (2010-2011), Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2012.
  6. The Himalayan Miscellany, Vol. 19-20, (2008-2009), Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2011.
  7. The Himalayan Miscellany: An Anthology of Select Articles on Bhutan and Tibet, Silver Jubilee Commemorative Volume (ed), Centre for Himalayan Studies, University of North Bengal, 2003.
  8. The Himalayan Miscellany, Vol. 14, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2002.

    Articles in Journals, Occasional Papers, Chapters in books:

  9. “The Concept of Gross National Happiness and  its Application in the Process of Development in Bhutan”, Occasional Paper No 21, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2016.
  10. “Hydroelectric Power Generation and its Impact on Cultural Ecology in the Himalayas: A Study of Hydro-power Projects on River Teesta in Sikkim” in Dialogue, Vol. 16,  No. 3, pp 86-96, January-March 2015, New Delhi.
  11. “Is Tradition an Impediment in the Path of Development? A Study from the Eastern Himalayas”, in The Himalayan Miscellany, Vol. 24, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2013.
  12. “Challenges of Urban Management and Sustainability of Towns” in Politics, Society and Development: Insights from Sikkim edited by Mohammad Yasin and Durga P. Chhetri, Kalpaz Publications, New Delhi, 2012.
  13. “Agroforestry: It’s Application in Arunachal Pradesh as Means to Control Shifting Cultivation”, Occasional paper No 18, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2009.
  14. “Land and Forest in the Eastern Himalayas: A Critique on Agriculture and Agroforestry in    Arunachal Pradesh” in Dialogue, A Journal of Astha Bharati, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp 137-154, April-June, 2009, New Delhi.
  15. “The Physical and Cultural Landscapes of the Buddhist Himalaya – A Critique” in Himalayan Studies in India edited by M. Choudhury, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2008.
  16.  “Environmental Impact Assessment of Development Projects in Mountain Ecosystem with Special Reference to Sikkim”, The Himalayan Miscellany, Vol 17-18, pp 1-10, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2006-07.
  17. “Agriculture and Food Security in the Eastern Himalayas: A Case Study of Sikkim”, in The Geographical Review of India, The Geographical Society of India, Vol. 68, No. 1, Calcutta, 2006.
  18. “The Rights of Indigenous Tribes and Threat Perception of the Lepchas of Sikkim” in Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability in North East India edited by N. Ali, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2006.
  19. “Role of Tourism in the Economic Planning and Development of Sikkim” in A Seminar Volume on Perspectives of Development and Environment of Himalayan Region with a Focus on Techniques in Geography in the New Millennium” edited by S. Chakraborti, Loreto College, Darjeeling, 2006.
  20. “Demographic and Socio-economic Development in Mountain Environment: A Study of the South District in Sikkim”, in Indian Journal of the Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies, Institute of Landscape, Ecology and Ekistics, Vol. 28, No. 2, Calcutta, 2005.
  21. “Human Resources, Culture, Amenities and Quality of Life in Sikkim: A Critique”, Occasional paper No. 15, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2005.
  22.  “State of Agriculture in Sikkim” in The Himalayan Miscellany, Vol. 15, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2004.
  23. “A Profile of the Physical Geography of Bhutan” in Bhutan: A Profile of the Himalayan Kingdom, Center for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 2004.
  24. “Development and Utilization of Tourism Resources in Sikkim”, in The Geographical Review of India, The Geographical Society of India, Vol. 66, No. 4 Calcutta, 2004.
  25. “The Cultural Profile of North Sikkim” in Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies, Institute of Landscape, Ecology and Ekistics, Vol. 27, No. 1, Calcutta, 2004.
  26. “Community Development vis-à-vis Tourism Development in Sikkim: A Study of Interdependence” in Journal of Tourism, Vol. V, No. 2, Centre for Mountain Tourism and Hospitality Studies, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Himachal Pradesh, 2003.
  27. “Monastery Arts and Crafts of Sikkim” joint paper with Kamal Bikash Choudhury in Bulletin of Tibetology, New Series, No 2, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok, Sikkim, 2001.
  28. “Community Development and Tourism: The Sikkim Experience in the Eastern Himalaya” in the Proceedings of World Mountain Symposium, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland, 2001.
  29.  “Development and Ethno-religious Sentiment: The Rathong Chu Imbroglio in Sikkim’ in Himalayan Paryavaran, Vol. 6, Environment Protection Society, Darjeeling, 1999.
  30. “Rise and Fall of Kalimpong as an Entrepot of Tibetan Trade Route” in Newsletter of the Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 1998.
  31. “An Outline of the Physical Geography of Sikkim” in Sikkim: Perspective Planning and Development; eds S.C. Rai, R.C. Sundriyal and E. Sharma, Sikkim Science Society, Gangtok, 1998.
  32.  “Environment and Human Adaptation in an Eastern Himalayan Enclave: Case Study of the Rangit Basin in Sikkim-Darjeeling Himalaya” in The Himalayan Miscellany, Vol.11, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 1997.
  33. “Community Development and Tourism: The Sikkim Experience in the Eastern Himalaya” in the Proceedings of World Mountain Symposium, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland, 2001.
  34.  “Development and Ethno-religious Sentiment: The Rathong Chu Imbroglio in Sikkim’ in Himalayan Paryavaran, Vol. 6, Environment Protection Society, Darjeeling, 1999.
  35. “Rise and Fall of Kalimpong as an Entrepot of Tibetan Trade Route” in Newsletter of the Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 1998.
  36. “An Outline of the Physical Geography of Sikkim” in Sikkim: Perspective Planning and Development; eds S.C. Rai, R.C. Sundriyal and E. Sharma, Sikkim Science Society, Gangtok, 1998.
  37.  “Environment and Human Adaptation in an Eastern Himalayan Enclave: Case Study of the Rangit Basin in Sikkim-Darjeeling Himalaya” in The Himalayan Miscellany, Vol.11, Centre for Himalayan Studies, North Bengal University, 1997.
  38. “Regional Disparities in the Eastern Himalayan Basin” in The Himalaya: Environment, Economy and Society, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 1995.
  39. “Migration and Human Settlements in the Rangit Basin (Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalaya)”, Geographical Review of India, The Geographical Society of India, Calcutta, Vol. 49, No. 3, 1987.