DAS, Suranjan. Indian, b. 1954. Genres: Civil liberties/Human rights, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Local history/Rural topics, Politics/Government. Career: Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India, lecturer in history, 1978-81; University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, reader in history, 1981-, member of university senate. Publications: Communal Riots in Bengal, 1905-1947, 1991; The Goondas, 1996; Kashmir & Sindh, 2002. EDITOR: (with S. Bandopadhyay) Caste and Communal Politics in India, in press; Electoral Politics in South Asia, 2000. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly journals and Indian newspapers. Address: Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, 1, Woodburn Park, Calcutta 700 020, India.