JNU to host Platinum Jubilee Session of IHC

RSTV Bureau

The Platinum Jubilee Session of the Indian History Congress (IHC) is going to start on Sunday in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi between 28-30 December, 2014.

The Vice President of India Sh. Mohammad Hamid Ansari will inaugurate the Platinum Jubilee Session of IHC on 28th December, 2014 at 11.30 am at Convention Centre, JNU, New Delhi.

About 2000 scholars from India and abroad will present papers on Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, Archaeology, Contemporary History of India and Countries other than India covering political, economical, social, cultural and religious aspects of the subject.

Historians from across the nation: Assam, Karnataka, Kerala and Uttarakhand including public institutions like Reserve Bank of India, National Archives, Rampur Raza Library and Sahitya Academy will attend the IHC function .

The Indian History Congress which is held annually in the month of December is successful in promoting the concept of Nation and Nation Building in a broader perspective and will provide a platform to challenge and critically analyse and debate various aspects of Indian History and Contemporary issues ranging from the society, economy, politics, culture, religion, media and institutions.

Major attraction of the Platinum Jubilee Session

The major attraction of the Platinum Jubilee Session of the IHC is the host University’s Panel on Nehru titled, “Economy, Polity and Society in the Nehruvian Era: Its Contemporary Relevance”, which will be held on 29-30, December in the Auditorium 1, Convention Centre.

The Nehru Panel discusses the various aspects of Nehruvian period through these lenses: – Science and Technology: The Nehruvian Foundation; India and the World: The Nehruvian Period; Finance and Industry in the Nehruvian Era; Politics in the Nehruvian Era; and Media and Development Debates in the Nehruvian Period.

Eminent scholars,Industry experts and media personalities like, Prof. Sudhir K Sopory (Vice Chancellor, JNU), Prof. Yash Pal (Former Chancellor, JNU), Mr. Vijaya Raghavan (Secretary Dept of Science and Technology, GoI), Mr. Kumar Ketkar (Editor in Chief, Loksatta), Prof. Mridula Mukherjee (Professor, JNU and Former Director, NMML) and others will be the part of eminent panelists that lead the discussions.

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.