North-Eastern Hill University
A Central University established by an Act of Parliament
Shillong 793 022, India

Department of History


Members of Faculty

Head : Prof. A. K. Thakur
Professor : Prof. M. Momin
    Prof. M. Sharma
    Prof. F. A. Qadri
    Prof. A. K. Thakur
    Prof. V. Rengsi
    Prof. C. Mawlong
    Prof. A. N. Passah
Associate Professor : Dr. T. Gurung Nag
    Dr. S. N. Lamare
    Dr. Aparna Mathur
Assistant Professor : Dr. Md. S. N. Rahman
    Dr. Binayak Dutta
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Professor Manorama Sharma

Manorama Sharma is a Professor of History. She graduated from the Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow University, and did her post-graduation from the Gauhati University. She began her research at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and having secured a high grade at the M.Phil level started her Ph. D directly and completed her Ph.D from the North Eastern Hill University Shillong.

Prof. Sharma is a Gold Medallist of Gauhati University and winner of the coveted S.K.Bhuyan Award for securing highest marks in history at the Post-graduate level. She taught at the Universities of Dibrugarh and Gauhati before joining her teaching assignment in NEHU. She has done post–graduate teaching for 39 years and has also successfully guided a number of M.Phil and Ph.D scholars doing research in her areas of interest. 

Prof. Sharma’s main areas of interest in teaching and research have been Modern Indian history with particular focus on historical developments in North East India, Historiography and a continuing area of interest has been gender studies. Her better known books are Social and Economic Change in Assam; Middle Class Hegemony; History and History Writing in North East India (In two editions) and Society and Social Forces in North East India. She has published more than 40 articles in journals and edited books on historiography, gender history and social and class formations in Assam. She has also lectured in Universities within the region and also outside on areas like historiography, and matriliny and has also been resource person in various gender sensitisation programmes.

Prof. Sharma has been associated with editing research publications and is one of the General Editors of North East India Studies. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal Of Human Rights and Lyncee. She has also edited many volumes of the Proceedings of the North East India History Association in her capacity as General Secretary and Joint Secretary of the North East India History Association.

She has jointly collaborated a research project on “Tribal Traditions and Democratic Governance in North East India” with the London School of Economics and Politics, London and has visited besides the LSE, also Universities abroad like the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Prof. Sharma is associated with a number of research and academic organisations like the North East India History Association of which she was the both Treasurer and General Secretary, The North East India Political Science Association, North East India Social Science Congress, and The Indian Association of Women Studies. She was also the Chairperson of the Women’s Cell of NEHU for one term and in that capacity helped in successfully protecting complainants in cases of sexual harassment.

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Professor F.A.Qadri

Professor F.A.Qadri is one of the foremost scholars of the region. He was educated at the Aligarh Muslim University right from Pre-University to PhD. He is the only historian in the region who is fairly intimately acquainted with all Medieval Indian Perso-Arabic sources. He writes both in English and Urdu.

Professor Qadri has been a Visiting Fellow in the University of Oxford 1996-97, Twice Short term Visiting Fellow in the University of London in 1996 and 2000. In the same year(2000) he visited University of McGill , Canada. In 2007 Professor Qadri was a Visiting Fellow in Maison D Sciences D’Lhome, Paris under exchange programme of the ICSSR, New Delhi.

Professor Qadri is the member of three National Bodies, viz,Indian Council of Historical Research, (ICHR), New Delhi, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, (NCPUL), New Delhi and Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC), New Delhi.

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Dr. Shobhan N. Lamare

Dr. Shobhan N. Lamare is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya.

Dr. Lamare has been actively engaged in research and has a varied field of interest. His principle area of interest in his research is to understand the various aspects of society, culture and economy of the Jaintia people. Among his well known published books are Resistance Movements In North East India: The Jaintias of Meghalaya 1860-1863, Reflections: A Collection of Poems; The Jaintias: Studies In Society And Change and Crying Skies a Collection of Poems.

Dr. Lamare has also published a number of articles and papers both in vernacular and English in research journals, edited books and also in the form of popular writings. The varied interests of Dr. Lamare are reflected in the use of his training in history in producing historical documentaries. He has written and directed THE FOLLOWING:

  1. A 35 minutes documentary film on “The Behdeinkhlam Festival Of The Pnars”.
  2. A 47 minutes documentary film on St. Edmund’s College as part of the Edmundian 2004, “Onward With  An Open Mind”.
  3. Produced and directed a bi-lingual film in Khasi and English, titled “The Quest” of 1 hour and 30 minutes duration in 2005.
  4. A Bi-lingual film in English and Khasi, titled “THE WEB” of 1 hour and 29 minutes duration. Released on 22 February 2008.
  5. Written, Produced and Directed a documentary film of 48 minutes duration entitled “Re-Living the Past-Part 1” as part of SAP research project on “Totems, Taboos and Rituals in the Khasi and Jaintia Society”, July 2008.
  6. Written, Produced and Directed a documentary film of 46 minutes duration entitled Borkhat: The Forgotten Track, November 2010.
  7. Written, Produced and Directed a documentary film of 41 minutes duration entitled Nartiang: Where the Gods Dared to Tread, March, 2011.
  8. Written, Produced and Directed a film on behalf of the North Eastern Hill University History Association, NEHU, Shillong of 30 minutes duration entitled “COMMITMMENTS”, which was released on 6th July 2011

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