Dr. Ajit Kumar Sahoo
Name: Dr. Ajit Kumar Sahoo
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: MA, M. Phil, Ph.D
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E-mail ID: ajit.remember@gmail.com
University of Hyderabad July, 2008 – June, 2019 Ph.D.
Department: History
Thesis Title: From Resistance to Incorporation: The Paiks of Orissa during the Colonial Period, 1803 AD-1947 AD
Areas: Modern Indian History
Advisor: Dr. Vakulabharanam Rajagopal
University of Hyderabad July, 2004 – June, 2006 M.A. Degree
Ravenshaw (Auto) College,Utkal University July, 2001 – June, 2004 Bachelor of Arts
Department: History
Hons: History
UGC December,2005 UGC-NET
Utkal University 2nd April  2015 –present Assistant Professor

Department of History, Utkal University since 2nd April 2015.

Course Name– M.A. History

  • Twentieth Century World (HIST-C-04)
  • History of Science and Technology in India(HIST-C/AE/FE-10)
  • Economic History of Modern India (HIST-CE-15)
  • India since Independence (HIST

Book Articles (Authored/Edited)

  • “Quest for Identity: History, Literature and Regional Consciousness in Colonial Orissa”, in Ramesh Chandra Sahu (ed.), India at a Glance, Bhanjanagar: Loharkhandi Sahitya Sansad, 2015, ISBN No: 978-93-84415-32-7.


Journal Articles

  • Vocalisation of Oriya Women through Education during Colonial Period, UHRJ, Vol. XXXI, Bhubaneswar, ISSN No. 0976-2132, 2018
  • Invoking the Past: The Paiks and Identity Formation in Colonial and Post-Colonial Orissa, UHRJ, XXX, Bhubaneswar, ISSN No. 0976-2132, 2017
  • “Utkal Sammilani and Politics of Vernacular Nationalism in Colonial Odisha, 1903-1936”, Utkal Historical Research Journal, ISSN No. 0976-2132, 2015.

Refereed Conference Publications

  • ‘Writing ‘own’ History: Early History Writings and Identity Formation in Colonial Orissa’, Proceedings of South Indian History Congress– 32 Session, 2012, Chennai.

Invited Talk

  • “Does History Matter”, Dept. Of History, Salipur Autonomous College, Cuttack, 22th February 2021
  • “Dayananda Saraswati and his Philosophy” at Raja Madhusudan Degree College of Science & Education, Patia, Bhubaneswar, 18th February, 2020.
  • “ Prof. Henry David Thoreau and Gandhiji’s Satyagraha”, All India Radio, Cuttack, (Date and Time of Broadcast:25.05.2018 at 8:30 AM)


Conference Paper

  • “W.W. Hunter and Orissa” in the International Conference on Reconstruction of Indian History: society & religion, Berhampur University, Berhampur, 14th– 15th February, 2020.
  • “Salvation Army in India”, Odisha History Congress-40 Session, Kshetra Mohan Science College, Ganjam, 27th -28th January 2019.
  • “Orissan Economy during Colonial Period: An Overview” in the International Seminar on International Excellence for Economic Growth organised by NITI Aayog & PG Department of Commerce, Utkal University on 28th – 29th January, 2018.
  • “Migration in Colonial Orissa: An Overview”, National Seminar on Socio Cultural Aspects of Labour Migration in Odisha: A Historical Perspective, Department of History, Berhampur University, 25th & 26th March 2017.
  • “Invoking the Past:  The Paiks and Identity formation in colonial and post-colonial Odisha” International Conference on Indian Cultural Heritage: Past, Present and Future, DDCE, Utkal University, 18-20 March 2017.
  • “Philosophy of Bhim Bhoi”, Orissa History Congress- 37 Session, Dept. of History. Utkal University, 30th – 31st January, 2017.
  • Attended the “Faculty Development Program on recent Advances in Political science and International Relations” during 13/12/2021 to 19/12/2021 organised by HRDC FMU, Balasore, Odisha.
  • Attendee of Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in “Leadership and Excellence”, From 7th to 11th September 2020 at Utkal University.
  • Attendee of Refresher Course in “Contextualizing Social Sciences in the Current Knowledge Ecosystem”, From 8th to 28th June 2018 at HRDC, Utkal University.
  • Participated in the “Orientation Programme” in the theme “Capacity BUilding in HIgher Education” from 18th Aug to 14th September 2017.