Famous Historians from India

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List of notable or famous historians from India, with bios and photos, including the top historians born in India and even some popular historians who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian historians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These historians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known historian from India is included when available.

This list is made up of many different great Indian historians, including Sahajanand Saraswati and S. T. Joshi.

This historic historians from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian historians of note?" and "Who are the most famous historians from India?" These prominent historians of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian historians.

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Mullah ╩┐Abd-ul-Qadir Bada'uni was an Indo-Persian historian and translator living in the Mughal Empire. He was son of Muluk Shah. He lived in Basavar as a boy studying in Sambhal and Agra. He moved to Badaun, the town of his name, in 1562 before moving on to enter the service of prince Husayn Khan for the next nine years in Patiala. His later years of study were governed by Muslim mystics. Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar appointed him to the religious office in the royal courts in 1574 where he spent much of his career. He translated the Hindu works, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. However, as an Orthodox Muslim, he strongly resented the reforms of Akbar, and the elevation of Hindus to high ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1540-1615)

Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India

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B. G. L. Swamy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Historians from India
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Bengaluru Gundappa Lakshminarayana Swamy was an Indian botanist and Kannada writer who served as professor and head of the department of Botany and as Principal of Presidency College, Chennai. He was the son of D. V. Gundappa, an Indian writer and philosopher. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1918-1980)

Birthplace: Karnataka, Eurasia, India, Bangalore Urban district, Bangalore

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B. A. Saletore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Historians from India
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Bhaskar Anand Saletore, better known as B. A. Saletore, was a well-known Indian historian from Mangalore, Karnataka. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 61 (1902-1963)

Birthplace: Puttur taluk

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Barun De is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Historians from India
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Barun De was an Indian historian. He served as founder-director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata and as the honorary state editor for the West Bengal District Gazetteers. He was chairman of the West Bengal Heritage Commission. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1932-2013)

Birthplace: India

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