Sagnik Kar

Research Fellow

Regional focus: South Asia, especially India


Since 2021
Doctoral research fellow in the ERC project ‘Timely Histories: A Social History of Time in South Asia’.


Since 2021
Doctoral candidate at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2018 - 2020
M.Phil. in Development Studies (Specialization in History), Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (University of Calcutta), Kolkata. M.Phil. thesis title - The Making of an ‘Ideal’ Woman: West Bengal, 1947-1957 Thesis supervisor – Dr. Anwesha Sengupta
2015 - 2017
M.A. in History, Department of History, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
2012 - 2015
B.A. in History, Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata.


  • 2018, ‘The Spirit of Tolerance in Indian Democracy: A Critical Appraisal’, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Number 15, pp. 105-117.
Book Reviews
  • 2019, Ambalika Guha, ‘Colonial Modernities: Midwifery in Bengal, c. 1860 – 1947’, Socialist Perspective, Volume 45, No. 1-2, pp. 87-91.

Conference Organisation

Member of the Organizing Committee for the National Seminar on ‘Reading Sources and Writing History’ organized by the Department of History, University of Hyderabad from 10 to 12 April, 2017.


Received Andhra Bank Medal for obtaining first class first rank at the M.A. level


  • Bengali: Mother Tongue
  • English: Fluent
  • Hindi: fluent
  • French: A1
  • Telugu: Basic