Department of History

Bijoy Kumar Sarkar

Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sarkar

M.A., Ph.D., PG Diploma in Museum Studies


Life Member- Bangladesh History Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bangladesh Itihas Parishad, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Itihas Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Indian History Congress, New Delhi; North-East India History Association, Shillong; Institute of Northeast India Studies, Kolkata; Indian Society for Greek and Roman Studies, Rohilkhand University; Paschim Banga Itihās Samsad, Kolkata; Asiatic Society, Calcutta; Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka; Museums Association of India, New Delhi.
Member- Association of South Asian Environmental Historians; International Council of Museums (ICOM), Paris.

Contact Addresses:

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+91- 09434141950; 07551828575.
Department of History, University of North Bengal, P.O.-NBU, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.

Subject Specialization: Early Medieval Indian History

Areas of Research Interest: Religion, Iconography, Dalit Studies, Local, Environmental History.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 05       (b) Ongoing: 08

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 07        (b) Ongoing: 01

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 38        (b) Books Authored: 01        (c) Books Edited: 01

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Selective List of Publications:

            Books Authored:
  1. Sun Cult in Prachyadesa: History, Religion and Iconography, Delhi:  Pratibha Prakashan, 1910, ISBN: 8177022172, ISBN-13: 9788177022179.

    Books Edited:

  2. (Co-edited with Ananda Gopal Ghosh and Ratna Roy Sanyal) Sepoy Mutiny – 1857: A Miscellany, Dipali Publihers, Siligur (Darjeeling), 2012. 978-81-89036-37-9.

    Books Review:

  3. Coins and Culture of Early North India, by Pranabananda Jash, (Pratibha Prakashan, Delhi, 2008), Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, December Issue, 2009.

    History Dictionary Articles:

  4. Five articles in Ranjan Chakraborty, gen. ed., Dictionary of Historical Places: Bengal, 1757-1947, Primus Books, Delhi, 2013, pp. 31-32, 322-323,382-383, 557-558, 570-561.


  5. “Panchpuriya of the Chain Community in West Bengal: An Anthropo-Historical Perspective”, Historical Writings, Dhaka, 2016, pp. 1-7.
  6. Neo-Vaishnavism in Kamata-Koch Kingdom: Early Phase of Consolidation (1587-1627),” Proceedings of North-East India History Association, 2015, pp. 127-139.
  7. “Worship of Balarama in Cooch Behar: A Historical Study,” Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), Vol. 59, No.1, September, 2015.
  8.  “Aspects of Buddhism in Early Chittagong”, Global Journal of History and Culture, Vol. 1,   No. 1, June 2015, pp. 13-22.
  9. “Chain Jatir Utpatti: Ekti Oitihasik Anusandhan”- in Bengali (Origin of the Chains: A Historical Quest), Historical Writings, 2014, Dhaka. pp. 7-14.
  10. “Navagraha Images from Bengal: A Comparative Study with their Orissan Counterparts,” Journal of Bengal Art (ISSN: 1607-1344), Vol. 19, 2014, pp. 141-149.
  11. Development of the Underdeveloped: Changing Perspective of the Chain Community in West Bengal,” The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies,Vol. 2 Issue 7, July 2014, pp.
  12. “State, Power and Ethics of Governance: A Kamata-Koch Experience,” Karatoya (North Bengal University Journal of History), Vol. 7, 2014, pp. 52-58.
  13. “Vaishnavism in North Bengal in the Gupta Period: An Epigraphical Study”, Historical Writings, Dhaka, 2014, pp. 214-224.
  14. “Sun Worship in Assam and Bengal: A Peep into Comparative Study”, Karatoya (North Bengal University Journal of History), V0l. 6, 2013, pp. 1-12.
  15. “Worship of Shakti in Kamata-Koch Dynasty”, Proceedings of North-East India History Association, 2013, pp. 197-210.
  16. “Vaishnavism in North Bengal under the Palas: An Epigraphical Study”,  Historical Writings, Dhaka, 2012, pp. 262-269.
  17. “History of Goddess Manasa: A Case Study of Deopara,”  Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. XXI, 2010-2012, pp. 19-38.
  18. “Iconography of Navagraha Images: A Case Study of North Bengal”, Karatoya (North Bengal University Journal of History), ISSN: 2229-4880, Vol. 5, 2012, pp. 05-18.
  19. “Uttar Bange Vaishnava Andolan: Ekti Oitihasik Paryalochana” (in Bengali)(Vaisnava Movements in North Bengal: A Historical Review), Itihas Anusandhan 27, 2012, pp. 313-322.
  20. “Temples of the Sun-God in early Assam, Karatoya (North Bengal University Journal of History), Vol. 4, March 2011, pp. 29-36.
  21. “A Rare Gold Coin of the Koch Kingdom”, The Journal of the Numismatic Society of India, Vol. LXXIII, 2011, Part I & II pp. 68-70. Jointly with Debajit Dutta.
  22. “Some Aspects of Early Bengal Paintings”, Pratnatattva, Dhaka, Vol. 17, June 2011, pp. 135-137.
  23. “Minor Religious Cult in Pragjyotishpur- Kamarupa: A Case Study of Surya”, Historical Writtings, Dhaka, 2011, pp. 31-40.
  24. “Reflections on Local history with reference to North Bengal”, Proceedings of the UGC-sponsored National Seminar, Parimal Mitra Smriti Mahavidyalaya, 20-21 February, February, 2010, published in 2011. pp. 38-50.
  25. “Vaisnavism in Deopara as reflected in sculptures”, Historical Writings, Dhaka, 2010, pp.1-12.
  26. “An Assam Surya: Re-examined”, Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of North-East India History Association, 2010, pp. 91-95.
  27. “A unique image of Ganesa from NorthDinajpur district, West Bengal,” Karatoya (North Bengal University Journal of History), Vol. 3, March 2009, pp. 1-12.
  28. “Iconography of a few seated Surya-images from Assam: A Critical Study”, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the North-East India History Association, 2009, pp. 31-41.
  29. “Prachin Vange Surya Murti Upasana: Abosaner Prekshapat” (in Bengali)(Worship of Sun Images in ancient Bengal: Background of its decline),  Itihas Anusandhan 23, 2009, pp. 96-102.
  30. “Sunga Art and Contemporary Terracotta Sun Images from Bengal,” Karatoya (North Bengal University Journal of History), Vol. 2, March 2008, pp. 1-12.
  31. “Navagraha Images from Bangladesh”, Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. XX, 2007, pp. 35-49.“Sun Temples in Early Bengal”, Karatoya (North Bengal University Journal of History), Vol. I, March 2007, pp. 1-8.
  32. “A Unique Image of the Sungod from Assam”, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of North-East India History Association, 2007, pp. 57-61. 
  33. “Aspects of Gorkha Culture in the Darjeeling Hills, Discursive Hills: Studies in History, Polity and Economy, 2007, pp. 75-84. 
  34. “Separate Graha-images in Early Bengal”, Historical Journal, Department of History, Jagannath University, Dhaka, 2006, pp. 124-128.
  35. “The Solar Cult in Ancient Assam”, Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of North-East India History Association, 2006, pp. 357-58.
  36. “Vanga Narider Surya Puja”: in Bengali (Sun-Worship among the Bengali Women, Itihās  Anusandhān 20, 2006, pp. 116-122.
  37. “Vihare Revanta Puja” – in Bengali (The Worship of Revanta in Bihar), Itihās Anusandhān 19, 2005, pp. 131-140.
  38. “A Unique Surya Imagefrom Assam”, Journal of Bengal Art, Vols. 10, 2005, pp. 299-302. (Jointly with P .K. Bhattacharyya).
  39. “Anthropological Museums in India: Some Observations”, Indian Museum Bulletin, 2004,pp. 58-64.
  40. “Bhramane O Bhraman-Sambhāvanāy Jalpaiguri”- in Bengali (Tourism and its potentials in Jalpaiguri), Jalpaiguri Jelā Sankalan, Vol. II, Editor: Arabinda Kar , Jalpaiguri, 2004,  pp. 71-78.                                                                                                                                           
  41. “The Worship of Revanta in Bengal”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 64th Session, 2003, Published:  2005, pp. 286-294.
  42. “Darjeeling Parvatya Elakar Unnayan Bhavana” (in Bengali) (A thought for the Development of Darjeeling Hill Areas)”, Sambartikā, (Bengali Literary Journal), 4th year, 2nd Issue, May 2002, pp. 63-74.