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Sir Jadunath Sarkar CIE (10 December 1870 - 19 May 1958) was a prominent Indian Bengali aristocrat and historian.
Life and career [ edit ]
Born in Karchamaria village, he was the son of
Rajkumar Sarkar, the Zamindar of Karchamaria in Natore in Bengal. In 1891, he passed the B.A. examination with honours in English and History from Presidency College, Calcutta. In 1892, he stood First in the First Class in the M.A. examination of Calcutta University in English. In 1897, he received Premchand-Roychand scholarship.
He became a teacher in English literature in 1893 at Ripon College,
Kolkata (later renamed Surendranath College). In 1898, he started teaching at Presidency College, Calcutta. In 1899, he was transferred to Patna College, Patna, where he taught till 1926. In between, in 1917-1919, he taught Modern Indian History in Benaras Hindu University and during 1919-1923 he taught in Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, now in Odisha. In 1923, he became an honorary member of the Royal Asiatic Society of London. In August 1926, he was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University. In 1928, he joined as Sir W. Meyer Lecturer in Madras University.
Sarkar was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) and knighted in the 1929 Birthday Honours list.
He was invested with his knighthood at Simla by the acting Viceroy, [1 ] Lord Goschen, on 22 August 1929. [2 ]
His residence at 10 Lake Terrace, Calcutta housed the
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, an autonomous research centre from 1973 to 2000. It now houses the newly established Jadunath Sarkar Resource Centre for Historical Research, under the aegis of the CSSSC.
Jos J. L. Gommans compares Sarkar's work with that of the
Aligarh historians noting that while the Aligarh historians worked mainly on the Mansabdari system and Gunpowder technology in the Mughal Empire, Sarkar concentrated on Military tactics and Sieges. Kaushik Roy notes that the works of Jadunath Sarkar along with those of [3 ] Jagadish Narayan Sarkar are now "forgotten due to pressure of Marxism and Postmodernism". [4 ]
Publications [ edit ]
A History of Jaipur (1984)
The Fall of the Mughal Empire (in 4 volumes), (1932–38)
Military History of India
The House of Shivaji
The Rani of Jhansi
Famous Battles of Indian History
Chronology of Indian History
Shivaji (in Bengali)
A History of Aurangzib (in 5 volumes), (1912–24)
Mughal Administration (1920)
Shivaji and his Times (1919)
Anecdotes of Aurangzib
Studies in Mughal India
India of Aurangzib (1901)
A Short History of Aurangzib
A History of Bengal
Edited books [ edit ]
Later Mughals by William Irvine (in 2 volumes), (1922) Edited, translated and compiled the collection of Mirza Raja
Jai Singh I's letters titled Haft Anjuman.
References [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
Pawar, Kiram (1985). Sir Jadunath Sarkar: a profile in historiography. Books & Books.
External links [ edit ]