Maulik was a specialist in Coleoptera, and worked at the British Museum (Natural History) where he studied leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae; he had also held the position of Professor of Zoology at the University of Calcutta.
He wrote three volumes in The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma series.
- (1919) Chrysomelidae: Hispinae and Cassidinae xi + 439 p 130 figs.
- (1926) Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae and Halticinae 442 p 139 figs 1 map.
- (1936) Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae 648 p 144 fig 1 map 1 plate.
According to his obituary, Maulik attempted to adopt a scientific attitude in his approach to all problems. His views were liberal, and he was an atheist.
- Bairstow, L. 1950. Dr. S. Maulik (Obituary), Nature 166, 422-423 (09 Sep 1950)
- Bairstow, L. 1950 [Maulik, S.] Entomologist's Monthly Magazine (4) 86 225-226, Portrait.
- Y. R. R. 1950 [Maúlik, S.] Ind. Journ. Ent. 12 255-256.
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