Department of History

The department started its journey in the year in 1996 with general course. Now it offers courses at UG level both Hons. and Gen. They started Honours from the year of 2004. Prof. Ranjan Kr. Mandal (Asst. Professor) is the head of the department for the last seventeen years. Prof. Kakali Guhathakurata, Prof. Jaya Adhikary Banerjee is serving the department as part-time teacher and Prof. Indrajit Sarkar serving as Guest Lecturer. Both the part-time teachers and Guest Lecturer are trying their best to serve the interests of the students. From the very beginning, Prof. Aditya Ghosh had nourished the department with ardent love and care. Among the teachers who left a deep mark on the students by their scholarship and sincerity are Prof. Biswadeb Chakrabarty and Deblina Ghosh. The teachers who joined the department discharged their duties to the students to their almost efforts. Both teachers and taught took part in seminars organized by the department and in educational excursions to places of historical interests for workshops with the objective of developing historical sense. The department has a seminar library of 75 books which started three years ago for reading as well as lending purposes. In the academic year 2015-2016, the pass percentage was 61%. An appreciable number of ex-students are working as school-level teachers.
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Dr. Ranjan Kr. Mandal

Assistant Professor (H.O.D.)

Ph.D. in History
Specialization: Modern India
Teaching Interest: Greek& Roman Historians, Political History of Early Medieval India (600 AD to 1200 AD), The Feudal Society, Archaeology and Museum Making in Colonial India, Literature and History: Bengal, Renaissance and Reformation, Colonial Science in India: Institutions and Practices, Peasant and Tribal Uprisings in Colonial India in the 19th century, Modern Nationalism in India, International Relations after the Second World War.
Research Interest: Regional History

Email: contact.ranjanmondal@gmail.com

Kakali Guhathakurta

State Aided College Teacher – II

M.A. in History
Specialization: Architecture
Teaching Interest: Early Historic India, Ancient India, Mauryan and Gupta Empire, Akbar and the Making of Mughal India, The French Revolution & Napoleon Bonaparte, Select Themes in the Colonial Impact on Indian Economy and Society, War and Diplomacy, 1914-1945, Medieval India
Research Interest: Art History

Email: kakaliguhathakurta@gmail.com

Jaya Banerjee

State Aided College Teacher – II

M.A. in History, B.Ed.
Specialization: Modern India
Teaching Interest: Early Historic India, Mauryan and Gupta Empire, Delhi Sultanate, 19th Century Revolutions in Europe, Select Themes in the Colonial Impact on Indian Economy and Society, Modern Transformation of China, The Russian Revolution
Research Interest: Cultural History

Email: jayaadhikary73@gmail.com

Indrajit Sarkar

State Aided College Teacher – II

M.A. in History
Specialization: Ancient India
Teaching Interest: Greek and Roman Historians, Political History of Early Medieval India, The Feudal Society, Archaeology and Museum Making in Colonial India, Renaissance and Reformation, Science and Empire, Modern Transformation of Japan, International Relations after the Second World War
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Email: indra2008jit@gmail.com

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UG Courses

Course Name Duration Seats
B.A. Hons in History3 Years65
B.A. Program in History 3 Years
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List of recommended books for UG Courses (Honours and Programme)

Sl. No.Authors  / Editors NameTitle of Book (Vol if any)Publishers
1SUBODH KUMAR MUKHOPADHYAYPOSCHIMER ITIHAS O OITIHASHIKMITRAM
2RANABIR CHAKRAVARTIভারতের ইতিহাসের আদিপর্বORIENT BLACKSWAN
3SUNIL CHATTAPADHYAYপ্রাচীন ভারতের ইতিহাস (vol-1,2)POSCHIMBONGO RAJJO PUSTOK PORSOD
4PROVATANSU MAITISTUDIES IN ANCIENT INDIASHREEDHAR
5NIRMALCHANDRA DATTAমধ্যযুগের ইউরোপPOSCHIMBONGO RAJJO PUSTOK PORSOD
6SATISH CHANDRAMEDIEVAL INDIA (vol-1,2)HAR-ANAND
7SUBODH KUMAR MUKHOPADHYAYAN INTRODUCTION TO EARLY MODERN EUROPEMITRAM
8DILIP KUMAR CHAKRABORTIA HISTORY OF INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGYMUNSHIRAM MANOHARLAL
9BASOBENDRA BASUআধুনিক ইউরোপ বিবর্তনMITRAM
10SIDDHARTHA GUHA RAYMODERN EUROPE(1789-1945)PRAGATISHIL
11PRADEEP KUMAR GHOSHHISTORY OF EUROPE(1789-1939)PEARSON
12SUBODH KUMAR MUKHOPADHYAYADHUNIK BHARAT(PLASSEY TO NEHERU)PRAGATISHIL
13MRINALKANTI CHATTAPADHYAYচীন ও জাপানের ইতিহাসMITRAM
14SUBODH KUMAR MUKHOPADHYAYTHE EMERGENCE OF JAPAN AND CHINAMITRAM
15ALOK KUMAR GHOSHANTORJATIK SOMPORKO O BORTOMAN BISHOPRAGATISHIL
16CHANDI MUKHOPADHAYAYবাংলা সিনেমার ইতিহাসGANGCHIL
17SEKHAR BANDYOPODHYAYFROM PLASSEY TO PARTITION AND AFTERORIENT BLACKSWAN
18DR.R.C.MAJUMDARHISTORY OF MODERN BENGALTULSHI
19E.SREEDHARANA TEXTBOOK OF HISTORIOGRAPHYORIENT BLACKSWAN
20SATISH CHANDRAMEDIEVAL INDIAHAR-ANAND
21UPINDER SINGHA HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND EARLY MEDIEVAL INDIAPEARSON

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Department of History
Michael Madhusudan Memorial College
Kabiguru Sarani, City Center
Durgapur, West Bengal 713216
Email: contact.ranjanmondal@gmail.com (H.O.D.)