Honouring Papiya

"In the Divine Mind an unchangeable perception of bliss is ever present."

Publications, Papers and Book by Papiya Ghosh

Conferences / Seminars / Workshops

  1. The Swaraj of 1932 in Palamau, Bihar, 48th Session of the Indian History Congress, 5-7 November, 1987, Goa.

  2. Champaran in 1917 : Peasants, Planters and Gandhi, Seminar on 150 Years of Peasant Protest Movements in Bihar (1831-1981), Muzaffarpur, 1988.

  3. Swami Biswanand : Outsider, Congressman and Gorakshak, Indian History Congress, Dharwad, December, 1988.

  4. Bihari Muslims in Dhaka : A Background Study of the 1946 Riot, International Symposium on ‘Dhaka : Past, Present and Future’, Bangladesh Asiatic Society, Dhaka, 16 November 1989.

  5. Modern Indian History Unit Lessons on 1857 and The Maratha State System, New Delhi, IGNOU, 1989 and 1990 respectively.

  6. Articulating Community Rights : The Muslim League and Hindu Mahasabha in Congress Bihar, 1937-39, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 16 November, 1991.

  7. Contacting the Bihari Muslims : Congress in 1937-39, Indian History Congress, New Delhi, February, 1992.

  8. Contesting the Sharif : The Momin Conference—Muslim League Interface in Bihar, 1938-47, Seminar on, Caste and Class in India, Joshi-Adhikari Institute of Social Studies, New Delhi, 4 April, 1992.

  9. Shuddhi, Sangathan and Swaraj : The Discourse and Politics of Community and Nation, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 4 April, 1992.

  10. Enumerating the Aqalliat : The Bihar Muslim League in the 1930s and 1940s, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 23 June, 1992.

  11. The Discourse and Politics of Qaum, Mazhab and Biradaris in 1940’s Bihar, Workshop on, North India and Indian Independence, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi, December 9, 1993.

  12. Enumerating for Social Justice : Religious Minorities and the Indian Constitution, IIAS Seminar on Social Justice and the Indian Constitution, Mysore, 10-14, February, 1994.

  13. Hindustani : A Language for the Indian Nation, Sahitya Akademi National Seminar on The Great Indian Debate of the 20th Century, New Delhi, 18-20 February, 1994.

  14. Diaspora By Partition : A Map of the Biharis, Institute on Culture and Consciousness in South Asia, University of Chicago, 19 May, 1994.

  15. The Unhomings of the Biharis, Oxford Refugee Studies Programme, University of Oxford, 16 June 1994.

  16. Reinvoking the Pakistan of the 1940s : Bihar's Stranded Pakistanis, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 29 November, 1994.

  17. The State of Pakistan Studies, American Institute of Pakistan Studies Workshop,
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 19-22 September, 1996.

  18. Situating South Asians in North America, Carolina Seminar on Comparative Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill USA, April 3, 1997.

  19. Contesting Hindutva : Indian American Muslims, Triangle South Asia Consortium, North Carolina State University, 28 April 1997.

  20. Panel on Linguistic Rights, Transnationalism and Language Preservation - The Relocation of Languages and Cultures: A Transnational and Transdisciplinary Workshop, Duke University, 6-10 May 1997.

  21. Muhajir Migrants : Diasporic Mediations, Triangle South Asia Rockefeller Foundation Workshop III on, Migrations, Real and Imagined: Constructing South Asian Muslim Identities, North Carolina State University, 23 May, 1997.

  22. Backward and Dalit Muslims in Bihar, 1930s-1990s, International Conference on, Bihar in the World and the World in Bihar, co-organized by the Asian Development Research Institute and the European Science Foundation in Patna, 18 December 1997.

  23. Beyond Boundaries : Redefining South Asia, 13th Pakistan Workshop co-organized by the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research and the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Keele University, Lake District, 4 July 1998.

  24. Partition’s South Asian Diaspora Mediations, at the 14th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Williamsburg, USA, 30 July, 1998.

  25. Gender Politics and Bihari Muslims, Workshop on, Regional Histories of Women: The Eastern Region, co-organized by the Indian Association of Women's Studies, School of Women's Studies, Jadavpur University and Women's Studies Research Centre, Calcutta University, 25-26 February, 1999.

  26. Women in Hindi Cinema, Fourth All Bihar VHS Video Festival: The Media and the Message, Patna, 9 April, 2000.

  27. Partition and the South Asian Diaspora, International Conference on Forced Migration in South Asian Region: Displacement, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Centre For Refugee Studies, Jadavpur University in collaboration with the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Law Research Institute, Calcutta and International Law Association, Calcutta Centre, 21 April, 2000.

  28. Bihar Muhajirs : An Aqalliat Perspective of Pakistan, Workshop on, Violence in South Asia : Perspectives, Politics, Discourse, University of Pennsylvania, co-sponsors: Centre for Advanced Study of India and Department of Religious Studies, Philadelphia, 30 March, 2002.

  29. Panel on, Mapping Scientific Research : A Social Study of Science in Modern India, Association for Asian Studies, Annual Meeting, Washington, 5 April, 2002.

  30. Dalit Muslim Politics : A Post-Mandal Note, National Consultation on, Marginalization of Dalit Muslims in Indian Democracy, Deshkal Society and Heinrich Boll Foundation, India International Centre, New Delhi, 11-12 October, 2003.

  31. Contemporary Patriarchies : Reconfigurations in Bihar, conference on ‘Gender, Society and ‘Development’ in India, 1860-2000’, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 16-18 October 2003.

  32. Bihar Ki Pehchan Aur Vikas, Janadalat, co-organized by ADRI and Patna Pustak Mela, Patna, 5 December, 2003.

  33. Chaired Session on, Exclusion & Empowerment : Dalit Experience of Democracy, at National Seminar on, Dalit Studies and Higher Education : Exploring Content Material for a New Discipline, India International Centre, New Delhi, February 28-March 1, 2004.

  34. Documenting Democracy - Democracy and Pluralism, in, Shared Experiences—India and the U.S.A co-organized by Khuda Baksh Library and American Centre of Kolkata, Patna, 4 March 2004.

  35. Gendering Economies, Refresher Course, Department of Economics, Patna University, 1 April 2004.

  36. Dalit Studies Curriculum Development Workshop, Deshkal Society, J.N.U., New Delhi, 9-10 April, 2004.

  37. Documentaries, Godhra Tak and Naata, Abhivayakti: The 6th All Bihar Low-Cost Video Festival, Ravibharti, Patna, 16 April, 2004.

  38. Partition Studies & Pedagogy, International Seminar, The Partition Revisited : Thinking Through and Beyond Violence, Trauma and Memory, organized by Centre for Refugee Studies, Jadavpur University; International Institute of Mediation and Historical Conciliation, Boston; International Centre for Peace Studies, New Delhi, Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace, August 24-26, 2005, New Delhi.

  39. Subcontinental Majoritarianisms, presented at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 26 October 2005

  40. Writing Ganga-Jamni : In the 1940 and After, presented at the Second International Conference on Religious and Cultures in the Indic Civilization, 18 December 2005, New Delhi, organized by The Indic Studies Network, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies & Manushi : A Journal About Women and Society.

  41. Lecture delivered on ‘Popular Political Culture, with special focus on Music’, at Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi, March, 2006.

  42. Attended Seminar at the Centre for Studies in Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi, on ‘Composite Culture’ in October, 2006.

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Research Supervision

  1. Supervised the Ph. D Thesis, “Situtating the Triveni Sangh Shahabad, 1930s – 1940s” by Ms. Shikha Sinha, of Patna University in 2000.

Book - Reviews

  1. Mushirul Hasan, Nationalism and Communal Politics in India, 1885-1930, Manohar, New Delhi, 1991 in Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. 29, No. 1, March 1992.

  2. J.B.P. Moore, The Political Evolution of Muslims in Tamil Nadu and Madras: 1930-1947, in Indian Review of Books, 16 December 1997-15 January, 1998.

  3. Abdus Samad, A Strip of Land Two Yards Long, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, 1997 in Biblio : A Review of Books, Vol. 11, No. 12, November-December 1998.

  4. "In the South Asian Diaspora", Journal of Historical Studies, Nos. 5 & 6, June, 1999 - June 2000".

  5. Shadow Lives : Writings on Widowhood edited by Uma Chakravarti & Preeti Gill & The Hindu Widow in Indian Literature by Rajul Sogani in Biblio, Vol. VII, Nos. 9 & 10, November-December, 2002.

  6. Debjani Sengupta (ed.), Mapmaking : Partition Stories from Two Bengals, Srishti Publishers, New Delhi, 2003 in Biblio: A Review of Books, Vol. VII, Nos. 11 & 12, November-December 2003.

Unpublished Article

  1. Left Communitarian Feminism : The Tehreek – e- Niswan

Unfinished Books

  1. Backward and Dalit Muslims in Bihar

  2. Community and Nation : Bihar in the 1940’s

  3. Many more, which are spread over volumes of Notes and Manuscripts, which unfortunately could not receive Papiya’s attention, her deep commitment notwithstanding.