Faculty Profile


Name : Partho  Datta
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : School of Arts & Aesthetics
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Off. Phone : 011-26741672
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Email : parthodatta@mail.jnu.ac.in   parthodatta@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in


PhD (Deapartment of History, Jamia Milia Islamia), 1999.
MPhil (Department of History, Delhi University), 1988.
MA (Department of History, Delhi University), 1984.
BA (Department of History, Hindu College, Delhi University), 1982. 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Music History; Classical Traditions in North Indian Music; Recorded Music and Archives; Urban Planning, Architecture and Design. 


Lecturer and Associate Professor at Department of History, Zakir Husain Evening College, University of Delhi, 1985-2015.
Professor in SAA (Theatre and Performance Studies) since 2015.
Music critic and reviewer.  

Awards & Honours

DFAIT Faculty Research Fellowship, Queen’s University, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Kingston, Canada, 1999. Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, 2005-08. 

International Collaboration/Consultancy

Social Science Research Council of Canada, 2009: Research project with McMaster University on Colonial Bombay and Calcutta. 

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

Planning the City, Urbanization and Reform in Calcutta c.1800-c.1940, Delhi: Tulika, 2012.

Improving Calcutta, Notes and Essays on Urban Government by Saibal Kumar Gupta, edited with an Introduction, Calcutta: Bibhasa, 2000.

"Ranald Martin’s Medical Topography (1837): The Emergence of Public Health in Calcutta" in Mark Harrison and Biswamoy Pati edited The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India, London: Routledge, 2009.

"Strikes in the Greater Calcutta Region, 1918-24", Indian Economic and Social History Review, 30, 1, 1993.

"Celebrating Calcutta: A Review Essay", Urban History, 19, 1, 1992. 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

"How Modern Planning Came to Calcutta", Planning Perspectives, 28, 1, 2013.

"Calcutta on the thresholds of the 1940s" in Tanika Sarkar and Sekhar Bandopadhyaya edited Calcutta, The Stormy Decades, Delhi: Social Sciences Press, 2015.

"Patrick Geddes and the Metropolis" in Crispin Bates and Minoru Mio edited Cities in South Asia, London: Routledge, 2015. 

Patents (if any)