Papiya’s academic achievements have been path breaking in many respects. Her focus on Bihar in pre-Independence India, etching the role of lesser known socio-political strands and drawing global links to them right up to contemporary times, has drawn well deserved acclaim, opening up new vistas of enquiry and public debates.
Partition and the South Asian Diaspora – Extending the Subcontinent, Routledge, New Delhi, 2007. (Review in Economic and Political Weekly,
Unpublished Article Left Communitarian Feminism : The Tehreek – e- Niswan Unfinished Books Community and Nation : Bihar in the
Mushirul Hasan, Nationalism and Communal Politics in India, 1885-1930, Manohar, New Delhi, 1991 in Indian Economic and Social History Review,
The Civil Disobedience Movement in Bihar, M.Phil, Dissertation, University of Delhi, 1979.The Civil Disobedience Movement in Bihar, 1930-34 – Ph.d
The Swaraj of 1932 in Palamau, Bihar, 48th Session of the Indian History Congress, 5-7 November, 1987, Goa.Champaran in 1917
Supervised the Ph. D Thesis, “Situtating the Triveni Sangh Shahabad, 1930s – 1940s” by Ms. Shikha Sinha, of Patna University