Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava

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Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava, more commonly known as A.L. Srivastava, was an Indian historian specialising in medieval Indian history. He authored fifteen works on medieval and modern history of India ten of which are research monographs.

In 1943, Srivastava was appointed as head of the history department at D.A.V. College, Lahore. In 1946, he was given additional charge of the professor and head of history department, Panjab University, Lahore.[1] In August, 1947, he was appointed as professor and head, history and political science department, Agra College, Agra and retired from this Institution on 30 June 1962.[2]

Srivastava is a recipient of Sir Jadunath Sarkar Gold Medal of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta (1953) for his research work on medieval Indian history. He was a contributor to the Encyclopædia Britannica (15th Edition, 1974), and to the Bengali and the Marathi Encyclopaedias of Calcutta and Poona.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Indian National Congress (1948). To the Gates of Liberty: Congress Commemoration Volume. G. C. Sondhi. p. 391. 
  2. ^ Srivastava, Ashirbadi Lal (1964). The Sultanate of Delhi (711-1526 A.D.). Shiva Lal Agarwala. 

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