Prof. H.C. Raychaudhuri, as a Historian

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Northern Book Centre, 2007 - Historians - 226 pages
This book, Prof. H.C. Raychaudhuri as a Historian, is a milestone in the field of Indian historiography. Prof. H.C. Raychaudhuri was a distinguished scholar and academician. His Political History of Ancient India has deserved commendation from the students and scholars of India and abroad. He had reconstructed the history of ancient India through his thorough research. He had given a toe challenge to the colonial historiography. The most neglected aspect of Indian History was the historical geography which Prof. Raychaudhuri analysed vividly and opened new horizons for the scholars of the land to pursue further research in this field. His critical analysis on Indian religion, particularly on Vaishnavism, has earned him immortal fame. For his erudition, he became the member of many learned societies of India including Indian History Congress and served in various capacities contributing in his own way to the growth of knowledge. This book, revealing the contributions of Prof. H.C. Raychaudhuri to the historiography of India, will be indispensable for the students and teachers of Indian historiography.Salient Features*Objectivity is the forte of the book. This objective analysis is however done in an intimitably lucid style that makes this book irresistably readable.*Welcome light has been thrown on the virgin topics which had been taken up by Prof. Raychaudhuri for analysis.*It is a treasure-house for any student or teacher of Historiography and Indology.*The works of a first class mind have been evaluated with a critical and analytical manner.*A clear picture of Indias rich cultural heritage of the past has been projected through the analysis of the works of Prof. Raychaudhuri.*A peep into the pages of the book will acquaint the readers with the profound scholarship of Prof. H.C. Raychaudhuri as a historian.

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Reconstruction of
Probings in Religious History
Pioneering Work on Historical Geography
Miscellaneous Studies
Raychaudhuri and the Indian History Congress
Concluding Remarks

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