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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Who is Romila Thapar

Romila Thapar
Romila Thapar is one of the most celebrated historian of India with specialization in Ancient India.

Awards and Recognition

Romila Thapar has received many awards and recognition which includes honorary fellow, Oxford and University of London. She has also received many honorary doctorates. Besides many other recognitions, the top 3 awards of her are:-
  • Ø  First holder – Kluge Chair in Countries and Culture of South – U.S. Library of Congress (2004)
  • Ø  Padma Bhushan (She honourarily declined the award twice in 1992 and 2005 stating she only accepted academic awards or awards for her work and not state awards)
  • Ø  Kluge Prize for study in humanities (2008 along with Peter Brown)
Romila Thapar
Romila Thapar
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Ancient Indian Social History: Some Interpretations, 1978
Cultural Pasts: Essays in Early Indian History, 2003; Oxford University Press
Cultural Transaction and Early India: Tradition and Patronage1994 Art patronage
Dissent in the Early Indian Tradition 1979 Indian Renaissance Institute
Early India: From Origins to AD 1300, 2002; Penguin
Exile and the Kingdom: Some Thoughts on the Rāmāyana 1978 Original from the University of California
From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millennium B.C. in the Ganges Valley, 1985; Oxford University Press (OUP)
History and Beyond 2000 OUP
Interpreting Early India, 1993 (2nd edition 1999); Oxford University Press 1999
India: Another Millennium? 2000, Viking
India: Historical Beginnings and the Concept of the Aryan 2006 National Book Trust
Sakuntala: Texts, Readings, Histories, 2002; Anthem
Somanatha: The Many Voices of History, 2005; Verso
The Past and Prejudice (Patel Memorial Lectures), 1971

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1 comment:

  1. My favourite is Ashoka and the decline of Mauryas of Romila Thapar.