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Theme - The House of Mewar

  • Maharana Kumbha Singh
    Maharana Kumbha ruled Mewar for 35 years (ascribed as the Golden period of Mewar). He is credited to have never lost any battle, including wars on two fronts, subduing the Sultans of Malwa and Gujarat. No Delhi Sultan dared to advance towards Mewar during his reign. Over and above his stellar victories on the battlefields, he was an able administrator, scholar, poet, musician, builder and a devout patron of art, literature and music.
  • The First Battle of Dewair was fought between Mewar under Maharana Pratap and the Mughals. The Mewari forces brutally destroyed the Mughals and avenged the damages of Haldighati. The outcome frightened the Mughals to such an extent that they fled Kumbhalgarh without even a fight.
  • Maharana Raj Singh
    Raj Singh
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a letter of protest to Aurangzeb over the reimposition of Jaziya on Hindus, challenged the Emperor to first levy the tax on his contemporary - Maharana Raj Singh, who he respectfully attributed as the head of the Hindus.
  • Saving themselves from the iconoclasm of Aurangzeb, the priest of the Shrinathji Temple at Vrindavan sought refuge in Rajasthan. When no ruler dared to call upon wrath of the Mughal Emperor, Maharana Raj Singh stood up and is believed to have declared that Aurangzeb cannot even touch the idols of Shrinath ji until he trampled over the bodies of his 1 lakh Mewar warriors. Under the protection of the Maharana, the idol of Shrinathji was installed at Nathdwara in the Aravallis.
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The Historiography Series Lectures

The Historiography Series is an ongoing lecture series at Historical India that attempts in this direction, to equip students with the necessary skills to read, interpret and eventually write history. With a multitude of narratives getting traction, and political motives getting injected into these, the discipline of history is unfortunately becoming the biggest casualty. We believe that it is essential to get an idea of how history is to be written and understood, so that a foundation can be established for future discourse and debate. The objective of this series is the formulation of a Historiography policy document that shall be made part of the website’s content policy.

The First Lecture

The First Lecture of the Historiography Series at Historical India was held on 8th March, 2022 at the Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi. The lecture deliberated upon "Revisiting Indian historiography" and was delivered by Dr. Saumya Dey, Rishihood University, with Chief Guest Dr. Ramesh Bharadwaj, HoD, Sanskrit, DU (now Vice-Chancellor, Maharishi Valmiki Sanskrit University, Kaithal, Haryana).

The Second Lecture

The Second Lecture of the Historiography Series at Historical India was held on 24th April, 2022 at Daulat Ram College, Delhi University. The lecture deliberated upon the social histories of Hindu temples in South East Asia - A review of the debate with reference to Champa, and was delivered by Dr. Birender Nath Prasad, Asst. Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

The Third Lecture

The Third lecture of the Historiography Series at Historical India was held on 25th June, 2022 online through video conferencing via Udaipur. The lecture deliberated on "The Significance of Rajasthani Sources in the Reconstruction of Medieval Indian History. The lecture was delivered by senior historian and famed author Prof. K. S. Gupta. To our utmost grief, the third lecture was Professor Gupta's last public event before he left us for the heavenly abode on 7th August, 2022. 

The Bharat Book Club

Based in the University of Delhi, The Bharat Book Club is the official book club and an initiative of Historical India, aimed at promoting the culture of reading and research in students & enthusiasts. It attempts to discover and rediscover relevant literature for research in social sciences while inculcating in its members a bibliophile experience, and thus developing potential editors at the wiki.

Netaji, Azad Hind Sarkar and Fauj

The Bharat Book Club is all set for its first official book launch event scheduled for August 13th, 2022 as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, celebrations commemorating 75 years of Independence. We have the honour of having with us one of India’s most leading and most prominent contemporary historians, author and curator, Professor Kapil Kumar. His book is titled - "Netaji, Azad Hind Sarkar and Fauj : Removing Smokescreens 1942-47". Historical India is honoured to have Prof. Umesh Kadam, Member Secretary, Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) as the Chief Guest for the book launch. The event shall be presided by Prof. Savita Roy, Principal, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. 

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Eminent Indian Historians

Jadunath Sarkar

Jadunath Sarkar
Sir Jadunath Sarkar

Sir Jadunath Sarkar was the most scholarly among pre-independence historians, who based his historiography mainly on objective evidences. His seminal five-volume History of Aurangzib and other works bring out the bitter truth about the deliberately glorified Mughals. His Military History of India is also considered to be fundamental, so are his works on Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj and annals of Maratha History. He has massively contributed in bringing forward the history of Mughal India, which was mainly in oblivion due to it being mostly recorded in Persian. Jadunath Sarkar was also the first historian to investigate Rajasthani sources in right earnest.

R. C. Majumdar

R.C. Majumdar
Dr. R.C. Majumdar

Dr. Ramesh Chandra Majumdar was among the most eminent historians of India. Under his general editorship, the 11-Volume magnum opus - The History and Culture of the Indian People, provides with the first magisterial account of the history of India written by her own people. 

He joined the Calcutta University as a Lecturer in the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture in 1914. The University of Dacca was established in 1921, and he was selected to join the University as Professor of History and continued in the same capacity from 1921 to 1936.

Subsequently, he became the Vice-Chancellor in 1937 and continued till 1942. From 1942 till 1950,he continued his Research Work on “South and Southeast Asian History & Culture, which culminated in the publishing of three volumes namely Vol.1 Champa, Vol 2 & 3 Suvarnavipa, and Hindu Colonies in the Far East. In 1950 he was appointed as The First Principal at the College of  Indology, Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U). Subsequently, he was invited to join as Visiting Professor of Indian History at The University of Chicago and Pennsylvania, USA.

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri
K. A. Nilkanta Sastri

Born on August 12, 1892 into a Telugu Niyogi family in the Tirunelveli district, K.A. Nilkanta Sastri  served the University of Madras as a Professor in Ancient Indian History and archaeology.

Through the span of these two decades, Sastri’s scholarship fetched him worldly acclaim. Sastri wrote as many as 150 research papers and 22 books. He nurtured a deep interest in South Indian political history, and wrote extensively on the cultural ties between South India and South-east nations. In fact, he passed away in 1975 as an Honorary member of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Taking note of his prolific contributions towards Indian history writing, he was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan in 1958.


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