Doyen of secular history

Print edition : November 10, 2017

Prof. Satish Chandra in 2013. Photo: S. SUBRAMANIUM

Prof. Satish Chandra (extreme right), then Chairman of the University Grants Commission, with Prof. Nurul Hasan (standing, left), then Union Minister of State for Education, at the inauguration of the Kakatiya University at Warangal on November 27, 1976. Behind Prof. Hasan is P.V. Narasimha Rao, then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

A historian who represented Indian academia as an independent voice at the highest international forums, Prof. Satish Chandra (1922–2017 )upheld the values of courage, conviction and secularism in his life and writings.

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