Mr Santosh Hasnu

Assistant Professor | Department of History Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458 Email Address :

Specialization Medieval Indian History

Subjects taught History of India 1206-1550 History of China and Japan 1840s-1949

Thesis PhD Thesis titled "A History of Transport in Northeast India, 1824-1945"

Books A chapter titled "Colonial Archives and its representations of pre-colonial Dimasa polity and practices" (forthcoming) A chapter titled "Road Construction and Labour in the Northern East of Bengal, 1820s -1830s" (Forthcoming)

Journals Articles "Second World War and Northeast India", Economic and Political Weekly (Forthcoming) “Alibis of Conquest: Colonial takeover of Kachari customary polity”, Eastern Quarterly Journal, Vol. 7, Issues III & IV, Autumn & Winter 2011, pp. 140–48.

Conference/ Symposium etc. Paper Presented “Labour Circulation and Transport System in colonial Assam”, paper presented at the 52nd International Conference for Labour and Social History, held at Steyr, Upper Austria, 15-17 September 2016. “Air Transport from India: Diplomacy and Business in WWII”, paper presented at an International Workshop “The Indian Predicament: South Asia in WWII”, held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, from June 5-6, 2016. “Colonial Road Construction and Labour Mobilisation in Nineteenth Century Northeast Frontier of India”, paper presented at a workshop held at Collège de France, Salle Claude Lévi-Strauss, Paris, from 30 September – 2 October 2015. “Politics of Road Building in Colonial Expansion into Northeast India” presented for the panel “Reinterpreting South Asian state-formation: communication-spatialities and state structures” in the 23rd European Conference on South Asia, held on 23-26 July 2014 at University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Talks Delivered a talk titled “A Historical Look at the People of North East India” talk delivered at Seminar Room, Hansraj College, organized by Samanvaya, B.A Programme Society on 25 February 2016 Delivered a talk titled “Recasting Colonial Roads as ‘Public Works’ in Northeast India, c.1824-1891” at Nehru Memorial Museum Library (NMML), New Delhi on 20 April 2015.

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