Dr. Niladri Chatterjee

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Modern South Asian History, SOAS, University of London, 2015
Advanced Masters in Political Ecology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2007
M.A. in Modern History, University of Calcutta, 2006
BA (Hons.) in History, Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta, 2004

Phone: +88 0 1879 830220  (Dhaka); +91 98305 30038 (Calcutta)
Email: niladri.chatterjee@northsouth.edu
Office Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Office: NAC 1031

Dr. Niladri Chatterjee received his postgraduate degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London and Uppsala University, Sweden. He is currently Assistant Professor in history in the department of History and Philosophy. Dr. Chatterjee joined North South University in December 2015. He specializes in history of modern South Asia and in modern European history and international relations. Dr. Chatterjee was previously engaged as Guest Lecturer in the department of history, Rabindra Bharati University, India and as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata.

FEATURED WORKS Selected Publications:

  • Rumour, Panic and the Great Fear of Calcutta 1857-58 – article to be submitted for publication in the journal Modern Asian Studies (ISSN: 0026-749X) (Date: February 2016)
  • From Local to Transnational: Exploring Transgressions and Diversities in the Historiography of the Rebellion of 1857 –forthcoming in the journal Archiv Orientalni: Journal of African and Asian Studies (ISSN 0044-8699)
  • Nationalist Discourse in the Colonial World: The Rebellion of 1857 vis-à-vis the Ambivalent Middle Class Intelligentsia of Bengal – in Ranjan Chakrabarti, Ashim Kumar Sarkar, and Kaushik Chakraborty (eds.) The Nation and Its Paradoxes. Forthcoming in 2015.
  • The European Response towards the Indian Rebellion Of 1857 - Book Review: Shaswati Mazumdar (ed.), Insurgent Sepoys: Europe Views the Revolt of 1857 in Rivista degli Studi Orientali (ISSN: 0392-4866), published by the Dipartimento Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali, Sapienza Università di Roma. December 2014.
  • Revisiting the Chipko Movement: The Emergence of Environmental Activism in South AsiaExploring History (ISSN: 2230-8490), Calcutta, September 2012.
  • Mahabidrohe Bangla (The Revolt in Bengal-Revisited) - in Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (ed.), Drohokaal, New Delhi: Digangan Press, January 2009. (ISBN: 978-81-905926-8-0).
  • Central Research Fund Scholarship by the University of London for conducting research in India and Bangladesh in 2009
  • Felix Doctoral Scholarship for the Doctoral Research (PhD) in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London from 2008-2012
  • Project Fellowship for “Documentation on Economic History of British Rule in India 1857-1947”, Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), March 2007 to August 2008
  • Sir Richard Grove Award for the best paper (“Revisiting The Chipko Movement”) presented in the International Workshop at Jadavpur University, India, 2007
  • Swedish Institute (Svenska Institutet) Scholarship for the Advanced Master’s Course in Uppsala University, Sweden, 2006
  • Kalyan Kumar Dasgupta Memorial Scholarship for securing highest marks in History (First Class First) University of Calcutta, 2004
  • Merit Prizes for securing the highest marks in History in the University, Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta, 2004
  • Santosh Chandra Bhattacharya Memorial Prize by the Jagannath Hall Alumni Association, Dhaka University, 2005
  • National Merit Scholarship in 2004 for having the highest marks in History in the University of Calcutta, Government of India, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Modern South Asian History, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 2015
  • Advanced Masters in Political Ecology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2007
  • M.A. in Modern History, University of Calcutta, 2006
  • BA (Hons.) in History, Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta, 2004
  • Guest Lecturer in History, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, India (Graduate and postgraduate courses), 2012-2013
  • Academic Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, India, 2007-2008
For the Spring, Summer and Fall Semester 2016 I am offering four courses:

HIS 101 - Bangladesh Culture and Heritage (History of Bengal)

HIS 205 - European/Global History/World Civilizations

HIS 102 - Introduction to World Civilizations

HIS 202 - South Asian History

Professional Membership:

  • British Association for South Asian Studies
  • Life Membership in Indian History Congress
  • Life Membership in West Bengal Historical Association
  • The Asiatic Society, Calcutta


Professional activities:

  • Central Research Fund Scholarship by the University of London for conducting research in India and Bangladesh in 2009
  • Felix Doctoral Scholarship for the Doctoral Research (PhD) in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London from 2008-2012
  • Project Fellowship for “Documentation on Economic History of British Rule in India 1857-1947”, Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), March 2007 to August 2008
  • Sir Richard Grove Award for the best paper (“Revisiting The Chipko Movement”) presented in the International Workshop at Jadavpur University, India, 2007
  • Swedish Institute (Svenska Institutet) Scholarship for the Advanced Master’s Course in Uppsala University, Sweden, 2006
  • Kalyan Kumar Dasgupta Memorial Scholarship for securing highest marks in History (First Class First) University of Calcutta, 2004
  • Merit Prizes for securing the highest marks in History in the University, Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta, 2004
  • Santosh Chandra Bhattacharya Memorial Prize by the Jagannath Hall Alumni Association, Dhaka University, 2005
  • National Merit Scholarship in 2004 for having the highest marks in History in the University of Calcutta, Government of India, 2004

I am primarily interested in research related to Modern South Asian History, Intellectual History of Bengal, The Indian Rebellion of 1857, Political Ecology and Environmental History.

At present I am working on my research project that deals with the Political Economy of Public Health Policy and the idea of Development in a Transnational Historical Perspective, 1930-2015




Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Modern South Asian History, SOAS, University of London, 2015
Advanced Masters in Political Ecology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2007
M.A. in Modern History, University of Calcutta, 2006
BA (Hons.) in History, Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta, 2004

Phone: +88 0 1879 830220  (Dhaka); +91 98305 30038 (Calcutta)
Email: niladri.chatterjee@northsouth.edu
Office Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Office: NAC 1031