Satish Chandra

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Satish Chandra is an Indian historian, whose main area of specialisation is medieval Indian History.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was the son of Sir Sitaram, a leading businessman from the former United Provinces.


He was professor (retired) at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi of which he was also the chairperson for a few years.


He was the vice chairman and chairman of the University Grants Commission of India and secretary and general president of the Indian History Congress.


As a member of the Indian History Congress, he supports Marxist historiography of India in the medieval and early modern periods. In 2004 his textbook was reintroduced in the national curriculum after a hiatus of six years when the books had been removed for political reasons.[2]


  1. ^ T.K. RAJALAKSHMI (April 28 – May 11, 2001). "Targeting history". Frontline. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. ^ D.R. Chaudhry (2002-04-28). "Critiques galore!". The Tribune. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 

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