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Madhumita Sengupta

Assistant Professor
  • 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

  • Office: 6/351
  • VOIP: 2470
  • Research Interests: Modern Indian History with special focus on British Assam, Colonialism, Social History, Religious Traditions, Politics of Language and Identity movements


  • Book Chapter
  • Books
  • Journal Articles
  • Papers Presented
  • Sengupta, Madhumita, “Representing Kamrupi: ideologies of grammar and the question of linguistic boundaries”, in A multilingual nation: translation and language dynamic in India, Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780199478774
    Book Chapter Sengupta, Madhumita, “Beyond language: envisioning alternative nationalities in nineteenth-century Assam”, in Blending region and nation: essays in honour of Prof Amalendu Guha, New Delhi, IN: PRIMUS BOOKS, 2017.
  • Sengupta, Madhumita, Becoming Assamese: colonialism and new subjectivities in Northeast India, Routledge India, 2016, ISBN: 9781138676077.
  • Sengupta, Madhumita and Bharadwaj, Jahnu, “Caste census and the impact of colonial sociology in British Assam”, Asian Ethnicity, DOI: 10.1080/14631369.2019.1709802, Dec. 2019.
    Sengupta, Madhumita, “The cultural politics of writing religion in colonial Assam”, Contributions to Indian Sociology, 2020. (To Appear)
  • Sengupta, Madhumita, "Representing traditions, recasting worship: aspects of religions change in nineteenth century Assam", in the International Conference: Religious Transformation in Asian History, Australian National University, Canberra, AU, Feb. 29, 2016.
    Sengupta, Madhumita, "Colonialism and the re-fashioning of social identities in British Assam", in the 46th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, Oct. 26-28, 2017.
    Sengupta, Madhumita, "The cultural politics of writing a religious history in Nineteenth-century Assam", in the Futures of Northeast Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, Oct. 26, 2017.