Dr. Saumya Dey

Associate Professor & Assistant Dean

B.A. (History), (University of Delhi);
M.A. (Modern Indian History), Center for Historical Studies, (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);
M.Phil., Center for Historical Studies, (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);
Ph.D., Center for Historical Studies, (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

I was awarded my PhD at the Center for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in the year 2014. My primary research areas are cultural and intellectual history, while I take an additional interest in economic history. The courses I develop and teach at JGBS pertain to the latter area.

Papers  –

  • ‘Narrativising the ‘Other’, Forming the ‘Self’: The Kavyas of Medieval Bengal’ published as a chapter in the ebook Storytelling: Exploring the Art and Science of Narrative (Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2013, ISBN -978-1-84888-235-5).
  • ‘Language as a Discourse of Legitimate Power: Bengali-Muslim Political and Cultural Consciousness and the Idea of East Pakistan. 1911-1952’ published in the proceedings volume of the European Conference on the Social Sciences held at Brighton, United Kingdom in 2015 (ISSN: 2188 – 1154)
  • ‘Forging the Nation: Congress Demand for Representative Bodies and Elite Muslim Anxieties’ published by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in its ‘Occasional Papers Series’ in 2019 (ISBN:978-93-84793-17-3).

Books –

  • Becoming Hindus and Muslims: Reading the Cultural Encounter in Bengal. 1342-1905 (Munshiram Manoharlal Pulishers, New Delhi, 2015, ISBN-13: 978-8121512909).
  • The Cultural Landscape of Hindutva and other Essays. Historical Legitimacy of an Idea (Shubhi Publications, Gurugram, 2019, ISBN: 9788182904194).