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Journeys into the Past: Historical and Heritage Tourism in Bengal

Editors : Suman Mukherjee

ISBN : 9788186772980

PAGES : xxx + 544Pp


Rs.2695/- US$ 75


About The Book

West Bengal, as a gateway to Eastern and North-Eastern States, has been playing a major role in promoting and developing tourism among its states and also with the rest of the country. Considering the availability of the tourism resources and the great scope of the development of the state, an academic volume of the trends and potentialities of historical and heritage tourism in West Bengal is vital. Academicians, experts, research scholars and students from different parts of the State and the Country have exchanged their knowledge and ideas on various issues related to historical and heritage tourism of Bengal. This type of volume will go a long way in bringing out the relevance of History as a discipline in the present scenario.

The chief motive of the book is:

a) To open the issues related to the historical background in which the travel habits of the people have prevailed since ancient and medieval times to modern period.

b) To examine the scope of development of historic and heritage tourism in Bengal.

c) To understand the role of historic and heritage tourism as a potential resource of economic development of Bengal.

d) To make a study of all available resources of Bengal which may be attractive to tourists and recommend measures for promoting historic and heritage tourism in Bengal.

e) To promote adequate and comprehensive development of infrastructure for international and domestic tourists.

f) To encourage public-private partnership for creating quality tourism infrastructure and ensuring better heritage management in historic tourism project.

g) To explore the Bengal tourism from historical and heritage perspective.

The investigations and approaches of these articles no doubt contribute some original insights to the academy of Tourism Study in the context of West Bengal in particular.

Suman Mukherjee is presently an Assistant Professor and Head of History Department and Co-ordinator of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Turku Hansda Lapsa Hemram Mahavidyalay (West Bengal Govt. Aided General Degree College affiliated to the University of Burdwan and Assessed & Accredited by NAAC with 'B' Grade in 2016) Mallarpur, Birbhum. He obtained his UG, PG & B.Ed Degree with History from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan (A Central University founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore). He completed his M.Phil & submitted Doctoral Dissertation in Socio-Cultural History of Bengal Tourism from University of Burdwan under the supervision of Dr Arabinda Samanta, former Professor of History of Burdwan University. He has presented more than 25 papers at various National & International conferences, published 20 articles and papers in various journals and edited volumes. Over the last eight years he has become deeply involved in Social History of Tourism, Leisure & Recreation of Bengal: Colonial and Post-Colonial Experiences. His research and publication interests include History of Tourism, Leisure & Recreation of South Asia, History of Sports, Indian Maritime & Business History and History of Ecology & Environment. His main area of interest is the study of Tourism, Leisure & Recreation from a colonial and post-colonial point of view. He is a life member of the Indian History Congress & Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad.