- Mr Sarbajit Mitra
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- Thesis title:
- Cultures of Consumption: Popular Responses to Intoxicants in Colonial Bengal
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The research will explore how colonial modernity affected the taste and consumption pattern of intoxicants through juxtaposition of regulatory policies of the state against popular responses across class and religion in the Bengal Presidency.
- August 2019 British Association for Society of Religion Conference
Venue: Leeds Trinity College, Leeds
Paper Presented: Modyopan Bishoyok Bichar: Interrogating Ritual Practice of
Drinking in 19th Century Bengal.
- March 2019 South Asia Graduate Studies Conference 2019
Venue: University of Chicago, Chicago
Paper Presented: Speaking to the Thousands: Popular Campaigns against the Drink
in 19th Century Calcutta.
- November 2018 Jadavpur University SYLFF-Lecture Series 2018
Venue: Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Paper Presented: Bornibare Gulikhor Basona Hoyeche Mor: The Case of Opium
Consumption in 19th Century Bengal.
- July 2018 Society of Social History of Medicine Colloquium on The Body in Colonial India
Venue: Goldsmith’s College, University of London
Paper Presented: The Curse of the Bottle: Intemperance and the concerns over
Physical Frailty in 19th Century Bengal
- June 2018 Radical Temperance: Social Change And Drink, from Teetotalism To Dry January
Venue: University of Central Lancashire, Preston
Paper Presented: Anxiety over the Drink: Public Petitions against Intemperance in
Late 19th Century Calcutta.