Saturday, 30 August 2014

General Knowledge-Current Affairs-Noted Historian Bipin Chandra passes away

Noted Historian Bipin Chandra passes away

Historian Bipin Chandra died today (30.08.2014) at his residence in Gurgaon after prolonged illness. He was 86. A Padma Bhushan awardee, Chandra had donned multiple roles including that of Chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Member of the University Grants Commission and the Chairman of the National Book Trust.

Considered to be a specialist in economic and political history of India, Chandra had authored several books including The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism, In the Name of Democracy: The JP Movement and the Emergency, Nationalism and Colonialism in Modern India and The Making of Modern India: From Marx to Gandhi, among others.

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