Dr. Sabyasachi Chatterjee

Dr. Sabyasachi Chatterjee

Dr. Sabyasachi Chatterjee

Dr. Sabyasachi Chatterjee

Department: Department of History
Phone Number: 09433353349
Institutional E-Mail: sabya4@klyuniv.ac.in
Web URL: https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/57958
Educational Qualifications:

• Ph.D in Arts (Title: A Historical Study of the Science Movements in West Bengal 1947-1997), Jadavpur University, 2005
• UGC NET June 1998
• M.A in History, Jadavpur University, 1997, 1st Class 2nd
• History Honours, Jadavpur University, 1995, 1st Class 3rd
• Higher Secondary, W.B.C.H.S.E, 1992, 1st Division, Rank: 200th

Awards and Honours (National/International)

1. Best Paper Award in Science, Society & Politics Section of West Bengal State Science & Technology Congress, given by Dept. of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal in 2016.
2. Ajay Hom Memorial Award for popularization of science given by Gobardanga Gabesana Parisat in 2013.
3. Basundhara Award for outstanding effort for the environmental cause given by Paribesh Academy, West Bengal in 2008.
4. Dr. Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya State Science Award for Popularisation of Science given by The Science Association of Bengal and Co-sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in 1997.

Research Area:

HISTEM (History of Science, Technology, Environment & Medicine), Communication, Education, Socio-Cultural Movements, Gender Studies, Contemporary History.

Teaching Experience:

Working as Associate Professor in University of Kalyani since 2013.
Worked as Assistant Professor (Stage 3) in University of Kalyani during 2012-2013.
Worked as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer & Reader (Assistant Professor Stage 3) in New Alipore College, Kolkata during 2000-2012.

Administrative Experiences

Head of the Department of History of University of Kalyani for two terms, 2013-2015 & 2017-2019.
Member of the Executive Council of University of Kalyani during 2017-2018.

List of Publications(Peer-Reviewed)

Research Papers in Journals
• ‘When Mind is free from fear’, Science and Culture, November- December 2021. ISSN 0036-8156.
• ‘Addressing Adulteration’ in Journal of the Asiatic Society, Vol. LXII, Number 3, 2020. ISSN: 0368-3308.
• ‘Situating the Study of Environmental History in Bangla: A Foray into Historiography’ in Journal of the Asiatic Society, Vol. LVIII, Number 3, 2016. ISSN: 0368-3308.
• ‘Historicising People’s Scientists of Bengal’ in Journal of People’s History and Culture, Volume 1 Number 2, December 2015, ISSN: 2395-7379.
• ‘History of the Movement for the Donation of Posthumous Bodies’ in Inclusive Vol. 1, Issue 4 – January 2014.
• ‘Changing Role of Science Clubs in Communicating Science’ in Global Media Journal – Indian Edition, Theme: Science Communication, Sponsored by University of Calcutta, Summer Issue June 2013, Vol. 4, No.1. ISSN 2249-5835.
• ‘The Movement for the Development of Rationalism in West Bengal’ in Proceedings of the Indian History Congress: 71st Session Malda 2010-11, Kolkata, 2011, ISSN 2249- 1937.
• ‘Science for Whom? Popular Perception of Science and the Politics of Science Movement in Bengal’ in H.S.Vasudevan & Kausik Bandyopadhyay edited Asia Annual 2008: Understanding Popular Culture, Manohar, New Delhi, 2010. ISBN 978-81-7304-844-9.
• ‘History of the People’s Health Movement in West Bengal’ in CLIO, An Annual Interdisciplinary Journal of History, Kolkata, Vol. 6, January-December 2006, ISSN 0976-075X.
• ‘Science Reporting: Why? What? How?’ in Science and Culture, Vol. 71, No. 11-12, November-December 2005, ISSN 0950-5431.
• ‘Science Movement and a Scientist: Role of Meghnad Saha in the Science Movement of Bengal’ in Science and Culture, Vol. 68, No. 7-8, July-August 2002,ISSN 0950-5431.
• ‘A Historical study of the Science Club Movement in Bengal’ in The Quarterly Review of Historical Studies, Vol. 39, No. 1&2, April-September 1999 (Published in March 2001), ISSN 0033-5800.
• ‘Anusandhane Paribesher Itihascharcha’ (In Search of Historiography of Environment) in Itihas Anusandhan 32, Kolkata, January 2018. ISBN 978-81-935519-0-5.
• ‘Paschimbange Bangla Bhasay Bijnaner Itihascharcha’ (A Study on the History of Science in Bangla In West Bengal) in Itihas Prabandhamala, Vol. XIV, No. 13, Itihas Academy Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 2017. ISSN 1995-1000.
• ‘Maharastrer Bijnan Andolan: Ekti Sankshipta Ruparekha’ (Science Movement in Maharastra: A Short Outline), Itihas Anusandhan 31, Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, Kolkata, January 2017. ISBN: 978-81-910874-8-2.
• ‘Darbari Dwandwa: Bijnan Andoloner Ekti Chitra’ (Organisational Rift: An Episode of the Science Movement) in Itihas Anusandhan 30, Kolkata, January 2016. ISBN 978-81-910874- 7-5.
• ‘Bijnan Samaj Jatiyata: Ek Anya Jagadishchandra’ (Science Society Nationalism: A Different Jagadishchandra)in Itihas O sanskriti, Kolkata, July 2015, ISSN 2394-5737 (Vol. I, Year 2015 A.D), ISBN 978-81-926316-2-2.
• ‘Kolkatar Bangla Bijnan Patrikar Itihas 1982-2012’ (Bangla Science Periodicals of Kolkata 1982-2012) in Itihas Anusandhan 28, Kolkata, January 2014. ISBN 978-81-910874-4-4.
• ‘Bish Shatake Kolkatar Bangla Bijnan Patrika1912-1982’ (Bangla Science Periodicals of Kolkata of the Twentieth Century 1912-1982 in Itihas Anusandhan 27, Kolkata, January 2013. ISBN 978-81-910874-3-7.
• ‘Itihaser Myth, Myth-er Itihas’ (Myths of History, History of Myths) in Kuntal Mitra edited Dotara, Special Number on Myth, Kolkata, March 2012, ISSN 2320-7361.
• ‘Bhopal Mamla Ebong Paschimbanger Bijnan Andolon’ (Bhopal Case and the Science Movement of West Bengal) in Itihas Anusandhan 26, Kolkata, January 2012. ISBN 978-81- 910874-2-0.
• ‘Hooghly Jelar Bijnan Andoloner Itihas: Ekti Prathamik Ruparekha’ (History of the Science Movement of Hooghly District: A Primary Outline) in Itihas Anusandhan 25, Kolkata, January 2011. ISBN 978-81-910874-1-3.
• ‘Paribesh Rakshar Prayaser Itihas 1962-2002’ (Attempts to Save Environment 1962- 2002) in Itihas Anusandhan 19, Kolkata, January 2005, ISBN 81-7102-131-X.
• ‘Bijnan Aandolon O Sarkaar: Prasanga Paschimbanga’ (Science Movements and the Government: Context West Bengal) in Itihas Anusandhan 18, Kolkata, January 2004, ISBN 81-7102-115-8.
• ‘Bangladesher Bijnan Aandoloner Itihas’ (Science Movement in Bangladesh) in Itihas Anusandhan 17, Kolkata, January 2003, ISBN 81-7102-111-5.
• ‘Paschimbange Bijnanchetanar Itihas’ (History of Scientific Temper in West Bengal) in Itihas Anusandhan 12, Kolkata, January 1998, ISBN 81-7102-064-X.
Chapters in books
• ‘Historicising Health Movement: A Preliminary Probe’ in Suvankar Dey edited Health has a history, K.P.Bagchi & Company, Kolkata, 2021, ISBN 978-81-7074-409.
• ‘Presenting the Present Pandemic & Post-script’ in Sagar Simlandy edited Economic Crisis and Mentality of Youth in Post-Pandemic Period, P S Opus Publications, New Delhi, 2021, ISBN 978-81-947318-3-2.
• ‘Science, Society & the State: India Unbound’ in Uma Chakraborty & Basupurna Mukherjee edited, India Unbound: A Collection of Essays, Levant Books India, Kolkata, 2020, ISBN 978-93-88069-65-6.
• ‘Sojourn to a green globe through the study of environmental history’ in Basu, Zandi, Mozden edited Saving Planet Earth: An Environmental Discourse, Haghshenass Publication, Teheran, 2019. ISBN: 978-622-6809-07-08.
• ‘Colonialism Contested: United For Universal Science’ in Manaspratim Das Edited Vistas Of Science Communication, ISNA, Kolkata, January 2019. ISBN 978-81-940089-0-3.
• ‘Exploring Environment: A ‘Glocal’ History’ in Anuradha Kayal edited Multi Dimention of Colonial and Post Colonial Bengal, Lucky Publishers, Kolkata, March 2018, ISBN 978-81-922614-0-9.
• ‘Science and the State: Studying West Bengal’ in Sharmila Datta Banik & Sagar Simlandy edited Many Faces of Post-Independent Bengal, Aashadeep, Kolkata, January 2016, ISBN: 978-93-81245-68-2.
• ‘Present History of Science Communication through Print and Audio Media in Bangla: An Overview’ in Science Communication and Media Writings, Edited by Anirban Basu Roy Chowdhuri, Rupali, Kolkata, 2016. ISBN: 978-93-81669-29-7.
• ‘Communicating Environment: History of Bangla Environmental Magazines of Kolkata’ in Global Environmental Crises, Challenges and Sustainable Solutions from Multiple Perspectives, Edited by Saikat Kumar Basu and others, Haghshenass Publication, Teheran, 2016. ISBN: 978-600-7304-56-3.
• ‘Contextualising Culture of Science in the Psyche of the People in Twentieth Century Bengal’ in Gender, Culture, Politics: Bengal in the 20th Century – Open Distance Initiative, Edited by Chandan Basu & others, NSOU, Kolkata, 2016. ISBN: 978-93-82112-32-7.
• ‘History from Popular Science Literature’ in Dilip Coomer Ghose & Ranjit Sen edited The Dialectic of Perception: The Relation of History with Literature, IHS, Kolkata, March 2014, ISBN 978-93-82710-04-2.
• 5 (five) Entries in Ranjan Chakraborty edited Dictionary of Historical Places Bengal 1757-1947, Primus, New Delhi, 2013. ISBN 978-93-80607-41-2.
• ‘Prafulla Chandra Ray (1861-1944 ): A Scientist Who Tried to Make Science Social & To Make Society Scientific’ in Amitava Chatterjee edited People At Large: Popular Culture in Modern Bengal, Setu Prakashan, Kolkata, September 2012. ISBN 978-93-80677-34-7.
• ‘Science Communication Through Bangla Periodicals: A Historical Study’ in Keka Dutta Roy & Chitta Ranjan Misra edited Reflections in History, Raktakarabee, Kolkata, December 2009. ISBN 978-81-905134-7-0.
• ‘History of Environmental Awakening in West Bengal’ in Mahua Sarkar edited Environment and History: Recent Dialogues, Delhi, 2008, ISBN 81-7835-601-5.
• ‘The Role of The Science Communications In Making Environmental Consciousness: A Case Study of West Bengal, India’ in Sudip Datta Banik, Saikat Kumar Basu & Amit Krishna De edited Environment: Concerns and Perspectives, New Delhi, January 2007. ISBN 81-313-0170-2.
• Bangla Bhasay Bijnan O PrajuktirItihascharcha: Atit Anusandhan, Bhabi Sambhabana (Historiography of S& T in Bangla) in Rintu Nath edited, Bangla Bhasay Bijnaner Prachar, Janapriyakaran O Prasar, Agamir Path, Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi, November 2019, ISBN 9788174803054.
• Pratibade Pathe: Pramila O Paribesh (Protest in Roads: Women & Environment) in Anasuya Bagchi edited, The World of Women: Locality, Nation and Beyond, Birutjatiya, Bolpur, August 2019, ISBN 978-81-941702-4-2.
• Hind Swaraj Theke Atmakatha: Satyer Sandhane Mahatma (From Hind Swaraj to Autobiography: Mahatma In Search of Truth) in Nandagopal Patra edited, Mohandas, Kabitika, Medinipur, June 2019, ISBN 978-93-89209-04-4.
• Dharma O Juktibad: Bangali Mananer Ekti Path (Religion & Rationalism: Reading the Bengalee Mind) in Rajniti, Juktibad O Dharma: Swadhinata Uttar Bangla (Politics, Rationalism and Religion: Post-Independence Bengal), Edited by Madhu Mitra, Bangiya Sahitya Samsad, Kolkata, November 2017.ISBN 978-93-86508-14-0.
• Asahishnutar Bali Tin Bharatiya ( Three Indian Victims of Intolerance) in Sahishnuta, Asahishnuta O Bharatiya Samaj, Edited by Dipankar Biswas, Aashadeep, Kolkata, 2017. ISBN: 978-93-81245-86-6.
• Shikshar Adhikar Ayin: Itihas Kee Bale? (Right to Education Act: What Does History Say?) in Altaf Amed edited Shikshar Adhikar: Bhebe Dekha, S.T.E.A & Rupali, Kolkata, September 2012. ISBN 978-81-921011-8-7.
• Sanjog Madhyamer Nanan Bhasa: Kichhu Bhabna (Different Languages of Media Communication: Some Thoughts)in Chaitali Mukherjee & Anirban Basu Roy Chowdhuri edited Media Communication – Past and Present, Derozio Memorial College & Rupasi Bangla, Kolkata, March 2010. ISBN 978-81-909990-3-8.
• Antebasir Andolon (Movement of the Maginalised) in Antebasi: Samaj, Sanskriti O Unnayan, Vol.I, Kolkata, 2004. ISBN 81-88334-08-1.

Books Published / Book Chapters

• Oupanibeshik Bharate Bijnan: Sanskhipta Itihas (Science in Colonial India: Concise History), Setu Prakashani, Kolkata, 2021, ISBN 978-81-950222-1-2.
• Bijnan Jakhan Aandolan: Itihaser Path Beye (When Science is a Movement: Through the Historical Ways), Setu Prakashani, Kolkata, 2018, ISBN 978-81-933898-2-9.
• Galpa Kintu Galpa Nay (A Collection of Short Essays on History of Science & Technology), Rupali, Kolkata, 2011, ISBN 978-81-921011-6-3.
• Banglar Muktisandhani (A Collection of Biographies of the Leaders of Mass Movements of Bengal), Granthamitra, Kolkata, 2005, ISBN 81-88171-20-4.
• Jatiya Charitabhidhan (Translation of Dictionary of National Biography), Vol. 3, West Bengal State Book Board, Kolkata, 2019, ISBN 978-81-247-0782-1.
• Bharatiya Sangbadikatar Itihas (History of Indian Journalism), Rupasi Bangla, Kolkata, 2009, ISBN 978-81-909990-4-5.
• Smritite Bijan (A Commemorative Volume on Noted Science Activist Bijan Sarangi), Sonar Bangla Bijnan Sanchar Gabesana Samity, Kolkata, 2008.
• Bharatbarse Manab Unnayaner Itihas (History of Human Development in India), New Alipore College, 2007.

Membership of Learned Societies

The Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
Indian Science News Association. (Council Member)
Indian History Congress.
Institute of Historical Studies, Kolkata. (Member of the Executive Committee)
Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad. (Former Secretary for two terms, 2009-2012 & 2012-2015)
Bangiya Itihas Samity, Kolkata. (Member of the Executive Committee)
Society for Understanding Culture and History of India.
Bangiya Bijnan Parishad.

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Research Supervision

Ph.D awarded: 9.
M.Phil awarded: 9.