Aug 30 - Noted Historian Bipan Chandra dies at 86

Well known Indian author and historian Bipan Chandra died on Saturday morning at the age of 86. He was considered to be an expert in political history and economics.

He has authored a number of books including The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism, Communalism: A Primer, The Epic Struggle, Freedom Struggle and many more. He specialised on the national movement and is considered to be one India's foremost scholars on Mahatma Gandhi.

Chandra taught at the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University and was also associated with the University Grants Commission of New Delhi. He was the Chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies in JNU.

(Source:   Aug 30, 2014)

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