Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya


Bhaswati Bhattacharya joined CeMIS in 2010 as a research fellow. She works on "The Social History of Coffee in 19th & 20th century India."

Research interests

  • History of Consumption
  • History of merchants in the Indian Ocean World
  • Social History



CV

Publications

2017

"Much Ado over Coffee: Indian Coffee House." Then and Now, New Delhi: Social Science Press.

"Smallholdings versus European plantations: the beginnings of coffee in nineteenth-century Mysore (India)", in willem van Schendel ed. Embedding cultural commodities, using historical evidence, 1840s-1940s, London [etc.]: Routledge, 55-77 (refereed essay).

2015

"De Indische Reis van J. K. De Cock", 1909-10 (The diaries of J.K. de Cock during his journey to India, 1909-10 in Dutch) Co-edited together with Hanneke het Hart and Dory Heilijgers with an introduction by Bhaswati Bhattacharya

2014

"Local history of a global commodity: production of coffee in Mysore and Coorg in the nineteenth century," Indian historical review, 41.1, 67-86 (refereed essay).

"From the hinterland to the port and beyond: Armenian networks in Bengal in the 18th century," in T. Mizushima and G.B. Souza ed. Place, Space, and Time: Asian Hinterlands and Political Economic Development in the Long Eighteenth Century, Leiden: Brill.

"Creating a domestic market? Consumption of coffee in India, 1935-2010," in Christiane Berth, Dorothee Wierling; Volker Wünderich (Hg.): Kaffee global, regional, lokal. Zur Geschichte eines Genussmittels im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (December 2014).

2012

"Ports of Coromandel and Trade in the Bay of Bengal in the Eighteenth Century," chapter 9 in Om Prakash (ed.) The Trading World of the Indian Ocean, 1500-1800, Volume III, Part 7, History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Delhi [etc.]: Pearson, 311-351.

"Armenian Merchant Networks in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1800," chapter 16 in Om Prakash (ed.) The Trading World of the Indian Ocean, 1500-1800, Volume III, Part 7, History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Delhi[etc.]: Pearson, 545-578.

2010

"Globalization and history," Tijdschrift van de Vlaamse Vereniging leraren Geschiedenis, 14.47, March, 66-72.

"The mutual heritage of the Low Countries and South Asia" (Review article), The Journal of the economic and social history of the Orient, 53.4, 650-60

2008

"Making money at the Blessed Place of Manila: Armenians in the Madras-Manila Trade in the Eighteenth Century", Journal of Global History, 3, 1- 20 (refereed article)

"The “Book of Will” of Petrus Woskan" (1680-1751): Some Insights into the Global Commercial Network of the Armenians in the Indian Ocean, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 51. 1, 67-98 (refereed article).

2007

Co-editor, together with Gita Dharampal-Frick and Jos Gommans, "The World of Asian Commerce: Temporal and Spatial Continuities" special theme issue Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 50: nos. 2-3.

2006

"Shunya-garbha Company: Banglay Belgiamer Aini ebong Be-aini Banijya" (J. Parmentier's De Holle Compagnie: Smokkel- en legale handel van de Zuid-Nederlanders in Bengalen, 1720-44, translated with an introduction, (from Dutch into Bengali) Dhaka: university Press, (pp. 225).

2005

"Armenian-European relationship in India, 1500-1800: No Armenian foundation of the European Colonial Empire?" Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (JESHO), 48, 2: 277-323 (refereed article).

2003

"Between Fact and Fiction: Khwaja Gregory or Gurguin Khan: the 'evil genius' of Mir Qasim", in Jos Gommans and Om Prakash eds. Circumambulations in History: Essays in Honour of Professor D. H. A. Kolff, Leiden, 133-158.