Historians in a bubble

Historians in a bubble

As defined by its constitution its primary object is the “promotion and encouragement of the scientific study of Indian history”. That is the main objective of the Indian History Congress, a body with 9,000 members as claimed by its website. What does “scientific study” mean? Here’s what Wikipedia says – […]


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