History can’t be studied in isolation: Dr. Hamid Ansari

RSTV Bureau

The Vice President of India Sh. Mohammad Hamid Ansari said that we must understand the role of history and the social sciences in the society. He emphasised that history can’t be studied in isolation. Vice president inaugurated the Platinum Jubilee Session of IHC on 28th December, 2014 at 11.30 am at Convention Centre, JNU, New Delhi.

The Platinum Jubilee Session of the Indian History Congress (IHC) has started on Sunday in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Addressing the huge gatherings at the JNU campus, Vice President of India said that he immensely felt the need that history has to be intertwined with the society.

Vice president said that to a lay person a number of questions are avoidable. Is history a science or an art? A simple answer is that it is a method of inquiry which deals with what has reportedly happened and not exactly as it happened. It is a narrative of change.

He embarked the role of historians in the society. He said that a history writing and history teaching has contemporary teachings.

Vice president also thanked the congress on reaching this landmark.

About 2000 scholars and historians from India and abroad are presenting their papers during this three day event.

Papers are classified in different categories including Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, Archaeology, Contemporary History of India and Countries other than India covering political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspects of the subjects.

The Indian History Congress, the premier body of historians in India and abroad, started in 1935, has completed 75 years of successful engagement in promoting research and teaching of history in India.