Bishweshwar Nath Reu

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Bisheshwar Nath Reu (2 July 1890 – 1947) was an Indian historian. He started his career as an assistant to Gaurishankar Hirachand Ojha, and learned the ancient Dingal language from him.[1] Later, he was appointed as the head of the Department of History (by Maharaja Sumer Singh of Jodhpur),[1] Department of Archaeology (by Maharaja Ummed Singh of Jodhpur),[1] the Sardar Museum, the Pustak Prakash (Manuscript Library) and Sumer Public Library of the erstwhile princely state of Jodhpur.[2] Mahamahopadhyaya He made his mark as a historian, epigraphist, numismatist and Sanskritist, he is best known for his history of Marwar.[3]

Authorship[edit]

Reu published Bharat ke Prachin Rajvansh with the three volumes being released in 1920, 1921 and 1935 respectively. Raja Bhoja was published in 1932, these books were written in Hindi.[4] In 1933, a revised and enlarged version of material from volume 3 of Bharat ke Prachin Rajvansh was published ( in English ) as History of the Rashtrakutas.[5] The two volumes of Marwar ka Itihas ( in Hindi ) reached the public in 1938 and 1940. Coins of Marwar was published in 1946 and a biography of Rathod Durgadas was released in 1948.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bharat ke Prachin Rajvansh ( Kingdoms of Ancient India ) Editor: Bhagwatilal Rajpurohit, Publisher: Jaipur Publication Scheme 2000.
  • Raja Bhoja Publisher: Hindustan Akademi 1932.
  • History of the Rashtrakutas from the beginning to the migration of Rao Sihaji towards Marwar. Publisher: Arcaheological Department, Jodhpur 1933.
  • Rashtrakuton ka itihasa: prarambha se lekar Rao Sihaji ke marwar mein ane tak (Hindi translation of above). Publisher: Archaeological Department, Jodhpur 1934.
  • Marwar ka Itihasa ( History of Marwar ) Publisher: Archaeological Department, Jodhpur 1938.
  • Glories of Marwar and the glorious Rathors. Publisher: Archaeological Department, Jodhpur 1943.
  • Coins of Marwar: from 400 B.C. to 1945 A.D. Published 1946.
  • Rathod Durgadas: a well known hero of Marwar. Publisher: Archaeological Department, Jodhpur 1948.
  • Rigveda ka samajika sanskritaka aur aitihasika sara ( Social, cultural and historical material in the Rigveda) in Hindi. Publisher: Rajasthan Sahitya Akademi, 1964.
  • Rigveda para eka aitihasika drishti ( Historical perspective on the Rigveda) in Hindi. Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi 1967.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rajasthan History and Culture:An Encyclopaedia, Fourth Edition, Jain Prakashan Mandir, Jaipur, 2013, p. 422
  2. ^ Srivastava, V.S., Editor (1981), Cultural contours of India p38, Abhinav Publications Delhi ISBN 0-391-02358-6 [1]
  3. ^ Sharma, Dasharatha (1970), Lectures on Rajput History and Culture p1, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi
  4. ^ Cultural contours of India p38
  5. ^ Library of Congress catalog

External links[edit]

  • Bisheshwar Nath Reu at google books [2]