Anwesha Sengupta

Assistant Professor

PhD in History, CHS, JNU and CSDS
Room No. 503
Office telephone
+91 33 2321 3120/21 (Extension No. 27)
Email address:
Areas of interest:
Decolonization in South Asia, Popular Movements in
South Asia, Forced Migration Studies, Border Studies


Journal Articles

  • The Railway Refugees of Bengal Partition: Revisiting Sealdah Station of 1950s – 60s, South Asia Research, 42:1, 2022
  • [in Bengali] Deshbhag: Karan, Prakria, Abhigyota [Partition: Reason, Process, Experiences] in Pratyay Nath and Kaustubh M. Sengupta (Eds), Itihasher Bitorko, Bitorker Itihash: Ateeter Bharat o Ajker Gobeshona [Debates of History, History of Debates: India’s Past and Present Research], Ananda Publishers, Kolkata, 2022.
  • (Jointly with Ishan Mukherjee) Introduction to the Special Issue on ‘Nation-Making in Partitioned India’, Economic and Political Weekly, LIII:4, pp 40-43, 2018.

Chapters in Books

  • Moveable Migrants, Laboring Lives: Making Refugees ‘Useful’ in Post-Colonial India in Mahua Sarkar (ed.), Work Out of Place, Work in Global and Historical Perspective Series, Oldenburg: De Gruyter, 2017.
  • Partition and Dalit Politics in Bengal: The Figure of Jogendra Nath in Rakshanda Jalil, Tarun Saint and Debjani Sengupta (eds), Looking Back: The 1947 Partition of India 70 Years On, Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, 2017.