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Department of History

Dr. Anita Bagchi


M.Phil, Ph.D.

Professor

Life Member- Asiatic Society Kolkata; Institute of Historical Studies, Kolkata; Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad; Kamrup Anusandhan Samiti Guahati; Member- Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Paschimbanga Bigganmancha; Annual Member- Indian History Congress;


Contact Addresses:

Contact No.
+91- 9474876745
Address(office)
Department of History, University of North Bengal, P.O.-NBU, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.
e-Mail
anita_bagchee@rediffmail.com

Subject Specialization: Ancient and Early Medieval Indian History

Areas of Research Interest: a) History of Plant and Animal Science in Ancient and Early Medieval India, b) Art and Architecture, c) Women History, d) History of North Bengal

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 02       (b) Ongoing: 05

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 07       (b) Ongoing: 03 .

No. of Publications:  (a) Journal(s) : 10  (b) Books Authored: 04  (c) Journals Edited: 02   (d) Book Chapters: 20   (e) Miscellaneous Writings: 04

Achievement & Awards:

Professional Experiences:

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Selective List of Publications:

            Books Authored:
  1. Bagchi, A. (Ed.), 2015, Omnibus of North Bengal: The History and Culture of the Hills and the Plains, B. R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, ISBN: 9789350502044 (set of 2 vols.).
  2. Bagchi, A. (Ed.), 2010. Empowerment and Her Story: An Agamic Vision, University of North Bengal, Centre for Women’s Studies, ISBN: 978-81-906600-1-3
  3. Bagchi, A. and Roy, S. K. (Eds.), 2009, Changing Faces of Indian Women, Levant Books, Kolkata, ISBN: 978-93-80663-06-7.
  4. Bagchi, A., 2007, Social Situations of Women of North Bengal through the Ages: Ancient and Early Medieval Period, University of North Bengal, Centre for Women’s Studies, ISBN: 978-81-906600-0-6.

    Book Chapters:

  5. Bagchi, A., 2016, ‘State and Elephantology in Early India: An Insight into Hastividyarnava’ in S. R. Das Centenary Volume, Kolkata (in press).
  6. Bagchi, A., 2016, ‘Two Indigenous Manuscripts of Assam: A New Paradigm in the History of Traditional Knowledge in India’ in The Manuscript: A Facet of Indian Culture, Kaveri Books, New Delhi (in press)
  7. Bagchi, A., 2016, ‘Hills and Forests in Eastern India: Glimpses of the Himalayas in Traditional Literature’ to be published by B. R. Publishers, New Delhi (in press).
  8. Bagchi, A., 2013, ‘Conceptualizing Women, Public Sphere and Hinduism in Ancient India’, To be published in the forthcoming Volume, edited by Bagchi, S.,  Moving Beyond the Private Word: Indian Women’s Tryst with the Public Sphere, Primus Books, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-93-80607.
  9. Bagchi, A., 2011, ‘Nature Conservation and Ethics: An Insight into Indian Tradition’, in Ghosh, A., Agarwala, S. P. and Sau, B. (Eds.) ‘Loss of Biodiversity and its Ethical Implications’, Kolkata, Sadesh, pp. 11-20, ISBN: 81-8282-179-7.
  10. Bagchi, A. and Deb, D. C., 2011, ‘Malda Zelar Prakritik Paribesh ebang Jibbaichitrer Atit o Bartaman’ in Bhattacharya, M. (Ed.) Maldaha Charcha, Maldaha, Bangiya Prakashak o Pustak Bikreta Sabha, pp 65-83.
  11. Bagchi, A. 2010 ‘A Glimpse of Scientific knowledge in Ancient India: Evidence of Manuscript’, in Nandi, S. G. and Palit, P. K. (Eds.) Manuscript and Manuscriptology in India, New Delhi, Kaveri Books, pp. 183-196, ISBN 978-81-7479-105-4.
  12. Bagchi, A., 2010, ‘Some Reflections on the Devdasis and the Courtesans of Eastern India with Special Reference to North Bengal in Ancient Period’, in Biswas (Bhaumik), M. (Ed.) The Status of Women in Indian: From Antiquity to Modernity, Delhi, Abhijeet Publications, pp. 22-33, ISBN 978-93-80031-76-7.
  13. Bagchi, A., 2009, ‘Touching the Fringe of History: A Few Women of Dinajpur and their Struggle in the Colonial and Post-colonial Bengal’. In Bagchi, A. and Roy, S. K. (Eds.) Changing Faces of Indian Women, Kolkata, Levant Books, pp. 115-143, ISBN: 978-93-80663-06-7.
  14. Bagchi, A., 2008: ‘Involvement of Women in Some Scientific Activities in Ancient India’, in Sarkar, I. (Ed.) Women in Changing Society, New Delhi, Serials Publications, pp. 61-69. ISBN: 978-81-8387-178-5.
  15. Bagchi, A., 2015 (January), Sectional President’s Address in Ancient Indian History Section “Prachin o Adimdhyayugio Bharote Vrikshayurved Charcha: Utsha o Pragoti” in M. Chattopaddhayay edited peer reviewed volume Itihas Anusandhan – 29, ISBN: 978-81-910874-5-1. 
  16. Bagchi, A. 2015, ‘Nation Making and Nationalism in India: Ideals and Challenges’ in S. K. Adhikari and C. Saha (Ed.) Cultural Plurality and Nation Making in India, Lahor Publication House, Kalyani, ISBN: 978-81-929475-2-5, pp. 11-23.
  17. Bagchi, A., 2014, “Ahamiya Ghora Nidan: Anchalik Ashvashastra Charchar Ekti Oitihasik Obhigyan” (in Bengali) in M. Chattopaddhayay edited peer reviewed volume Itihas Anusandhan – 28, Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Kolkata, pp. 704-709, ISBN: 978-81-910874-4-4.
  18. Bagchi, A., 2012, ‘Hasti Bidyacharchay Bharatiya Aitijhya’, in Chattapadhay, M. (Ed.) Itihas Anusandhan 26, Kolkata, Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, pp. 98-102. ISBN: 978-81-910874-2-0.
  19. Bagchi, A., 2008, ‘Sulekha Works – Ekti Swadeshi Shilper Aitihasik Paryalochana’, in Roy, A. (Ed.) Itihas Anusandhan, Vol. 22, Kolkata, Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, pp. 357-364.
  20. Bagchi, A., 2007, ‘Samaj, Sanskriti o Golokdham Khela – Ekti Aitihasik Anusandhan’, in Roy, A. (Ed.) Itihas Anusandhan, Vol. 21, Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, pp. 690-695.
  21. Bagchi, A., 2007, ‘Golokdham Khela: Its History and Social Perspective’, in Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 66th Session, 2006-07, Delhi, Indian History Congress, pp. 736-746.
  22. Bagchi, A., 2005, ‘Bignyan Charcha o Paschim Bharate Nari – Ekti Samiksha’, in Roy, A. (Ed.) Itihas Anusandhan, Vol. 19, Kolkata, Firma KLM Pvt. Ltd., pp 184-191, ISBN: 81-7102-131-X.
  23. Bagchi, A., 2001, ‘Prachin Bharate Prani Surakshay Kichhu Shastriya Bidhan’, in Chattopadhyay, G. (Ed.), Itihas Anusandhan, Vol. 15 Kolkata, Firma KLM Pvt. Ltd., pp. 106-111.
  24. Bagchi, A., 1999, Prachin Bharate Udbhid Bidya Charcha, in Chattopadhyay, G. (Ed.) Itihas Anusandhan, Vol. 13, Kolikata, Firma KLM Pvt. Ltd., pp. 77-83, ISBN: 81-7102-085-2.

    Journals Edited:

  25. Bagchi, A., (Ed.), Karatoya: North Bengal University Journal of History, Vol. 4, 2011, (a peer reviewed journal), Department of History, NBU, ISSN: 2229-4880.
  26. Bagchi, A. (Ed.), Karatoya: North Bengal University Journal of History, Vol. 1, 2007, Department of History, NBU.

    Papers in Journals:

  27. Bagchi, A., 2016, ‘Banga-Bhanga Protest in Jalpaiguri and the Bangalee Hindu Tea Planters: A Historical Investigation of an Emotional Aspect’ in The Historical Review, Kolkata (in Press).
  28. Bagchi, A., 2015, ‘Exploring the History of Empirical Science at Regional Level: A Focus on Koch-Kamrup Kingdom’ in Karatoya: North Bengal University Journal of History, Vol. 8, ISSN: 2229-4880 (in press).
  29. Bagchi, A., 2014, ‘Development of Plant Science in Ancient India: An Exploration in the Texts and Traditions’ in The Historical Review, Kolkata, Vol. 22, ISSN: 0970-3314, pp. 5-12.
  30. Bagchi, A. and Jha, P., 2011, ‘Fish and Fisheries in Indian Heritage and Development of Pisciculture in India’ in Reviews in Fisheries Science, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 85-118. Taylor & Francis, USA, ISSN: 1064-1262.
  31. Bagchi, A., 2011, ‘Origin and Development of Forest Study in Ancient India: An Environmental Approach’ in Karatoya: North Bengal University Journal of History, vol. 4, pp. 37-45, ISSN: 2229-4880.
  32. Bagchi, A., 2009, ‘The Hili Mail Dacoity: A Review in Historical Outline’ in Karatoya: North Bengal University Journal of History, Vol. 3, pp. 88-102.
  33. Bagchi, A., 2008, ‘Disability and Human Rights: Socio-Historical Dichotomy’. South Asian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 4, Nos. 1-2, pp. 49-56, ISSN 0973-2489.
  34. Bagchi, A., 2008, ‘Paintings as Source of Science in the Past: Understanding Indian Elephants’ in Karatoya: North Bengal University Journal of History, Vol. 2, pp. 24-36.
  35. Bagchi, A., 2007, ‘Banga-Bhanga Protest, Swadeshi and Bengalee Hindu Tea Planters of Jalpaiguri: An Observation’ in Karatoya: North Bengal University Journal of History, Vol. 1, pp. 20-30.
  36. Bagchi, A., 2006, ‘Contribution of Barada Bhusan and Ashalata Devi to the Struggle for Human Rights in Indian Subcontinent’ in South Asian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 103-112, ISSN 0973-2489.

    Miscellaneous Writings:

  37. Bagchi, A., 2010, Byakti, Adarsha o Itihas – Prekshit Dinajpur’, in Smaranika (Souvenir), Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Chhabbishtama Barshik Sammelan, Uttarbanga Visvavidyalay, pp. 52-53.
  38. Bagchi, A., 2007, ‘The Karatoya: Our Heritage’, Karatoya: North Bengal University Journal of History, Vol. 1, pp. i-ii.
  39. Bagchi, A., 2007, “Doctor Dhiren Banerjee Janmashatabarsha Sankhya, 1412 (BE) Paryalochana” in B. Dey Sarkar (Ed.) Madhyabarti (a Bengali Periodical on Literature, Society and Culture, Balurghat, Dakshin Dinajpur), pp. 122-127.
  40. Bagchi, A., 2000, Report on Exploration in the District of Cooch Behar, Bulletin of the Akshaya Kumar Maitreya Museum, incorporating Rajaram Museum Collection, University of North Bengal.