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Ansari to open History Congress

A list of over 800 papers which will be presented during the three-day session.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 28, 2014 4:31 am

The platinum jubilee session of the Indian History Congress will be inaugurated at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday morning by Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

“There are two panels this time – one will be on ‘Forms of inequality in Indian history’, sponsored by the Aligarh group of historians, where people from ancient, medieval and modern Indian history will be participating.

The second will be on ‘Economy, polity and society in the Nehruvian era and its relevance’, sponsored by Jawaharlal Nehru University,” said Bhairabi Prasad Sahu, executive committee member of the IHC who also teaches at Department of History, Delhi University.

With a list of over 800 papers which will be presented during the three-day session, the event will witness the participation of the country’s leading historians such as Romila Thapar, B D Chattopadhyaya, Satish Chandra, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya.

The IHC will also see papers on six areas of history being presented. “Presidents of the six sections — Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, Countries other than India, Archaeology, and Contemporary History of India — will hold sessions,” Sahu said.

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