FROM THE EDITORIAL DESK
We, on behalf of the Department of History, University of North Bengal, are extremely pleased to have this opportunity and honour to present to the readers the Volume 14(2021) of the Karatoya: North Bengal University Journal of History (ISSN 2229-4880) which is a UGC Approved Journal of Arts and Humanities with Serial No. 42512. In the present Volume, we have included multiple research papers covering various themes, issues and recent trends across the discipline of History and related sub-disciplines like Ideas in History, Bengal famine, social conflicts in Colonial India, ancient statecraft, History of Eastern Himalayan and sub-Himalayan region, nature of Mughal defence, etc. In this regard, we would like to appreciate the concerned authors for an enriching and well researched contribution of their research papers to the present Volume. The Karatoya Volume 14 is refereed, blind peer reviewed, and rigorously edited and reviewed at each point in the process of its publication.
First and foremost, we take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude to our Honourable Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Finance Officer for their constant support and guidance for accomplishing this academic task. In addition to this, we also extend our appreciation and gratitude to our colleagues of the Department of History for all their advice and cooperation for ensuring a smooth publication of this journal.
We also extend our token of appreciation and thanks to all the officials and the staff of the North Bengal University Press for their cooperation and constant involvement in a time bound printing of the journal.
Prof. Bijoy Kumar Sarkar (Editor-in-Chief)
Verma Priyadarshini, Ph.D. (Associate Editor)