ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Bhairabi Prasad Sahu (1957–2022)

Bhairabi Prasad Sahu made path-breaking contributions to the study of the issues ranging from the history of regions, cultural aspects of the state, and legitimation strategies in premodern India to technology and social change. He also stood out for his consistent commitment to scientifi c historiography and the idea of public university.

The fraternity of Indian historians suffered an irreparable loss on 3 March 2022 when Bhairabi Prasad Sahu, breathed his last. He had been associated with the department of history of the University of Delhi for about four decades. His death just about three months before his retirement came as a great shock to the academic fraternity and well-wishers. In the world of academia, he was known for his writings on various aspects of the processes leading to the formation of regions in premodern India in general and Odisha in particular. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter-in-law.

Born on 29 May 1957 in Behrampur (Odisha), Sahu completed his graduation from Revenshaw College, Cuttack (Odisha) in 1976 and masters in history from University of Delhi. He completed his MPhil and PhD from the dep­artment of history, University of Delhi under the supervision of Dilip K Chakrabarti, the renowned archaeologist who later joined the University of Cambridge. In 1982, he joined Sri Venkateswara College in Delhi as a lecturer in history and subsequently joined the ­department of history, University of Delhi as a reader. In 1998, he was promoted as a professor in the dep­art­ment. Thus, he was a historian born and brought up in the University of Delhi.

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Updated On : 3rd Sep, 2022
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