Currently a Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, University of Calcutta, Susmita Basu Majumdar’s specializations are Epigraphy and Numismatics. She also is deeply interested in Cultural history, Religious history and History of Medicine and Surgery. She is also well conversant with ancient languages like Sanskrit and Prakrit.
Prof. Susmita Basu Majumdar has been the recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships and recognitions in the country and abroad. She has been involved in cataloguing coins in the British Museum, Allahabad University Museum and many more collections. She has conducted and framed courses on Epigraphy, Numismatics, Prakrit Language and Grammar in many prestigious institutions.
Her publications include Local Coins of Ancient India, a New Series, Coins of Malhar, 2000; Essays on History of Medicine, co-authored with Nayana Sharma Mukherjee, 2013; Banglar Mudra Byadostha, 2013; Kalighat Hoard: The First Gupta Hoard from India, 2014; Select Early Historic Inscriptions: Epigraphic Perspectives in the Ancient Past of Chhattisgarh, co-authored with Shivakant Bajpai, 2014. Her latest book is Mauryans in Karnataka, 2016. Among the edited volumes she is a co-editor of the book Revisiting Early India: Essays in Memory of D. C. Sircar, edited by Suchandra Ghosh et. al., 2013. Besides these she has contributed more than 50 articles in various journals and books.