Distinguished Fellows

Suranjan Das

Dr Suranjan Das presently holds the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta and Honorary Director of the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata. Dr Das is a Professor of History in the University of Calcutta. He gained his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1987 for his dissertation Communal Riots in Bengal 1905-1947.

Dr Das has worked as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Calcutta and has taught History in several colleges and universities. He’s also held various administrative positions including Honorary Director of the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata; Coordinator of the UGC’s CAS Program in History at the University of Calcutta; Joint Director of the Nehru Studies Centre in the Department of History at the University of Calcutta; Joint Director of the Pakistan and West Asian Studies Centre in the Department of History at the University of Calcutta; Joint Director of the Centre for Study of China and Her Neighbourhood at the University of Calcutta; and Coordinator of the Peace Studies Group in the Department of History at the University of Calcutta, which is funded by the Ford Foundation. Dr Das has also worked as a member of an Indo-French collaborative research project on Spaces, territories and identities in South Africa and India: A Comparison.

Dr Das has authored several books on communal riots, food movement and electoral politics in South Asia. He has also authored many articles in international and national journals and attended international seminars, workshops and conferences worldwide.