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Historian R. Champakalakshmi Passes Away

The academic community is in mourning following the passing of R. Champakalakshmi, a revered historian, former president of the Indian History Congress, and professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her death marks a significant loss in the scholarly world, particularly in the field of Indian history. Colleagues and students remember her as a guiding force and a multidisciplinary expert whose contributions to historiography were profound and wide-ranging.

Eminent Scholar and Historian

R. Champakalakshmi’s career was distinguished by her deep and varied expertise in subjects such as archaeology, iconography, ideology, statecraft, and trade. She was known for her ability to bridge the gap between traditional and modern approaches in historiography, contributing significantly to the understanding of early and medieval South India.

 

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