Indian Council of Historical Research

Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)

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Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)

  • ICHR is an autonomous body registered under Societies Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860) under the Union Ministry of Education.
  • It was established in 1972 by an Administrative Order of the then Union Ministry of Education and Social Welfare.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi with regional centers in Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Gowahati (Assam).
  • ICHR disburses funds for carrying out research to Indian as well as foreign scholars on their applications for fellowships, grants, and symposia made to ICHR or through HRD Ministry.
  • It has provided financial assistance to the historians and direction to the research scholars in their multifarious topics of historical research.
  • Its aim is to encourage ‘objective and scientific historical research on India’ and to promote, accelerate and coordinate research in history.
  • It also organizes and sponsors seminars, workshops, and conferences for the promotion and utilization of the historical knowledge.

Its work

It has done remarkable efforts to

  • collect source materials in the form of inscriptions,
  • translation of important and rare books,
  • preparation of catalogues,
  • editing the texts,
  • seminal works on political and social movements in the country,
  • preparation of statistical data and preparation of old Zamindari records.

Source “ICHR not rewriting history, only filling gaps

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