Kishan Sirswal

Assistant Professor

I am working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata since April 2013. I have completed my doctoral research entitled “Role of trade and commerce in the socio-economic conditions of Darjeeling hills, 1861-1962” from the University of Visva-bharati, Santiniketan. My research emphasizes colonial trans-Himalayan trade and culture comprising Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim; the tea plantation industry and tea trade; and cultural pluralism in the Darjeeling Himalaya. My specialization is Economic History of Modern India and my area of interest is Trans-Himalayan Studies, South Asian Studies, Tribal and Dalit Studies.

Before joining Presidency University in 2013, I also taught in Salesian College, Sonada, Darjeeling for about four and a half years (2008-2013). Mostly, I teach courses in the fields of Economic and Environmental History of Modern India;  World history till 1991, and also the history of East Asia (Far East). I have presented papers in International/National Conferences and Seminars and written papers in peer-reviewed journals and chapters on edited books. Besides, I am also the co-editor of "Darjeeling and the Indian East", Salesian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Salesian College Publication, Darjeeling, Vol.II, No.1, May 2011. I also run a blog, i.e. writing specifically on Darjeeling and Eastern Himalaya.



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