Tara Chand (archaeologist)

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Tara Chand was an Indian archaeologist and historian specialising in the Ancient History and Culture of India. He taught at Allahabad University and served as Vice-Chancellor in the 1940s.[1]


Chand served as head of the Political Science department of Allahabad University from 1945 to 1947, when he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the university.[1][2] Chand later went on to serve as the Ambassador of India to Iran,[2] and as Education Advisor within the Government of India.[3]



Allahabad University established the Dr. Tara Chand hostel in Chand's memory.[4] The University Alumni Association grants an annual scholarship in his name.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Ex-Vice Chancellors". Allahabad University. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "History of the Department of Political Science". Allahabad University. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  3. ^ N.a. (April 28, 1952). "Ambassador Chand Will Talk Here at Summer Conference". The Harvard Crimson. 
  4. ^ "List of hostels". University of Allahabad. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Allahabad Alumni Association". Retrieved 24 February 2014.