Research Interests: Modern Indian History with special focus on British Assam, Colonialism, Social History, Religious Traditions, Politics of Language and Identity movements



BA (History): Presidency College, University of Calcutta, 1994

MA (History): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1996

PhD (History): University of Calcutta, 2009



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)


Selected Publications:

Books and Monographs:

Papers in Edited Volumes:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Journal Articles:


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)