Publications, a Selection, Arupjyoti Saikia



A Century of Protests: Peasant Politics in Assam since 1900, Routledge, 2014.

A Forest and Ecological History of Assam, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Jungles, Reserves, Wildlife: A History of Forests in Assam Guwahati, 2005.


Articles and book chapters

‘Jute in the Brahmaputra valley: The making of flood control in 20th century Assam’ Modern Asian Studies, 2015 (Forthcoming).

Making Room Inside Forests: Grazing and Agrarian Conflicts in the Brahmaputra valley of Colonial Assam’ in M. Rangarajan and K. Shivaramakrishnan ed. Shifting Ground: People, Animals, and Mobility in India's Environmental History, Oxford University Press, Delhi (Forthcoming).

‘Coal in Colonial Assam: the Dynamics of Exploration, Trade and Environmental Consequences’ in K. Lahiri Dutta ed. The Coal Nation: Histories, Cultures and Ecologies of Coal in India, Ashgate, London, 2014.

‘Mosquitoes, Malaria, and Malnutrition: The Making of Assam Tea Plantations’, Eds. Ursula Münster, Shiho Satsuka, and Gunnel Cederlöf, RCC Perspectives, Spring, 2014.

‘Ecology, Flood and the Political Economy of Hydro-Power: The river Brahmaputra in the 20th century’ Occasional Paper Series, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 2014.

‘The Historical Geography of the Assam Violence’ Economic and Political Weekly, 2012.

‘Oral tradition, nationalism and Assamese social history: Remembering a peasant uprising’ Indian Economic & Social History Review, 2012.

‘Imperialism, Geology and Petroleum: History of Oil in Colonial Assam’, Economic and Political Weekly, 2011.

‘Kaziranga National Park: History, Landscape and Conservation Practices’, Economic and Political Weekly, 2011.

‘Peasants and Land Reclamation: Predicament of Forest Conservation in Assam State, 1850s1980s’, Indian Economic and Social History Review, 2008.

‘Forest Land and Peasant Struggles in Assam, 2002–2007’, Journal of Peasant

Studies, 2008.