Subir Dey

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Migration
  • Citizenship
  • Agrarian Regimes
  • Demography
  • Framing Non-Linear, Multidisciplinary History program


Subir is a faculty with the School of Arts and Sciences.

He has taught at Indraprastha College for Women and Institute of Home Economics both under University of Delhi before joining at Azim Premji University. He has been co-investigator in a project consortium Climate Change, Uncertainty and Social Transformation’ in collaboration with Institute of Development Studies, UK, University of Sussex and Norwegian University of Life Sciences funded by Norwegian Research Council. He is a research associate with Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex, UK.

His research has been published with Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences brought out by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and in edited volume with Primus. He has also authored undergraduate course material for Uttarakhand Open University.

Publication and Writing

  • Dey, Subir (2018),Wanted in Market but Unwanted in Society: Perceptions of East Bengali Settlers in Public Sphere and Market during Early Twentieth Century in Sajal Nag and Ishrat Alam edited Blending Nation and Region: Essays in honour of Late Professor Amalendu Guha, pp. 440 – 468; ISBN:978 – 93-86552 – 730
  • Dey Subir (2018), Rains of Chennai, 2017: A historic view’ in Southasiadis​as​ter​.net, Issue No. 166, India Accelerates in Building Resilience
  • Dey, Subir (2017), Pairing Spare Demography with Spare Geographies: Some Historical Reflections on Discourses of Settlement in late 19th century Assam, Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities, XXIV (1), pp. 36 – 57, ISSN-0972 – 1401
  • Dey, Subir (2016, June 16), Civilisation at the edge of Nature [Blog post] retrieved from
  • Dey, Subir (2016) Welcoming the Miyan: A case study of settlement practices of East Bengali cultivators in the district of Nowgong, Assam, 1920 – 1938, Vidyasagar University Journal of History, 4, 2016, 41 – 53; 2321 – 0834
  • Dey, Subir (2013 (reprinted July 2016), Growth of Indian Nationalism: Initial Phase. In Indian National Movement Bachelor of Arts History-202, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, 79 – 126; 9789384632038