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The Indian Historical Review (IHR) which is listed in Thomson Reuters Citation Index is among the most prestigious publications of ICHR. Two issues of IHR are brought out every year – one in June and the other in December, since 1974. IHR has been an important means of transmitting results of researches in history. It has won wide recognition for its comprehensive and balanced coverage of different periods, as well as its high academic and editorial standards. It is perhaps the only journal of its kind that is being published continuously for the last 44 years. It is one of the few journals in India with an elaborate system of referral of all contributions to experts.

The IHR will continue to serve a broad range of research interests in Indian history from early times to contemporary history, and in the various specializations or sub-disciplines which have developed in the area of historical studies.

Professor Arvind P. Jamkhdekar, Chairman, ICHR is the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Director (Journal, Publication & Library) is Editor and Dr. Md. Naushad Ali, Duputy Director (Publication) is Co-Editor of IHR. The technical work of production and marketing is taken care of by Sage Publications (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.


ITIHAS (Shosh Patrika)

In the Editorial Board meeting of ITIHAS (Shodh Patrika) held on 13 May 2015, it was decided to revive ITIHAS (Shodh Patrika). The ICHR made a request to all the scholars of Historical Research to submit their original research papers, written in Hindi for consideration and publication in ITIHAS. Two issues of Itihas are brought out every year—one in June and other in December. It is matter of great pleasure to report that Itihas (Shodh Patrika), which has revived in very recent past is being recognised among the scholars of history throughout the north, north west, east and west. Even the scholars of non-hindi belt are demanding for some of the articles published in Itihas (Shodh Patrika). The journal is listed in the UGC care list – the UGC referred journals list. Prof. Ishwar Sharan Vishwakarma, Member, ICHR & Chairman Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Comission is the Chief Editor, Dr. Om Jee Upadhyay, Director (R&A), is Editor and Dr. Saurabh Kumar Mishra, Deputy Director (Journal) is Co-Editor of Itihas (Shodh Patrika).


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The Council brings out its own publications in addition to providing publication subsidies to research Journals and other publications in history. The Council extends subsidy to the scholars to bring out journals on the subject of historical significance.

The Council has been bringing out regularly its biannual historical Journal–The Indian Historical Review (English) and Itihas (Hindi)

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IMG_20170304_124206.jpgIndian Historical Review (Since 1974)


The Indian Historical Review (IHR) addresses research interest in all areas of historical studies ranging from early times to contemporary history. While its focus is on the Indian subcontinent, it has carried historical writings on other parts of the world as well. Committed to excellence in scholarship and accessibility in style, the IHR welcomes articles which deal with recent advancements in the study of history and discussion of method in relation to empirical research. All articles, including those which are commissioned, are independently and confidentially refereed. The IHR will aim to promote the work of new scholars in the field. In order to create a forum for discussion, it will be interested in particular in writings which critically respond to articles previously published in this journal. The IHR has been published since 1974 by the Indian Council of Historical Research. It is edited by and Editorial Board appointed by the Council. The Council also obtains the advice and support of an Advisory Committee which comprises those members of the Council who are not members of the editorial board.


Editor-in-Chief (w.e.f. 2014)


Dilip K. Chakrabarti, Emeritus Professor, Cambridge University, UK and Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India


Editorial Board


  1. Chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi,India
  2. Dilip K. Chakrabarti, Emeritus Professor, Cambridge University, UK and Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  3. Nikhiles Guha, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  4. Nanditha Krishna, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  5. Sachidananda Sahai, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  6. S.K. Aruni, Officiating Member Secretary, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India


Advisory Committee


  1. R.S. Agrawal, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research
  2. Rahman Ali, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research
  3. Meera Ashar, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  4. Swapna M. Banerjee, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA
  5. Crispin Bates, Edinburgh Universtiy, Edinburgh, UK
  6. Howard Brasted, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
  7. Aryendra Chakravartty, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
  8. Benjamin Cohen, University of Utah, Salt lake City, Utah, USA
  9. Michel Danino, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  10. P.T. Haridas, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  11. C.l. Isaac, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  12. Meenakshi Jain, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  13. Baidyanath Labh, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  14. Saradindu Mukherjee, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi,India
  15. K. Ratnam, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  16. Narayan Rao, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  17. Romita Ray, Syracuse University, New York, USA
  18. Purabi Roy, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  19. M.D. Srinivas, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India
  20. I.S. Vishwakarma, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, India


Indian Historical Review is published bi-annually – in June and December by SAGE Publications, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.


Indian Historical Review is a  referred journal and maintians high academic and editorial standards. Since it's iception, IHR has successfully produced 43 Volumes. Recently Volume 44, June 2017 issue has come out and December 2017 issue is in the offing.


Below are given details of the last two issues of IHR.


June 2017 Articles


  • Varun Singh, Origin of Hindu Religion and Sanskrit in Central Asia: A Recent Claim and Its Rebuttal
  • Robert Bracey, The Date of Kanishka since 1960
  • Byapti Sur, The Dutch East India Company through the Local Lens: Exploring the Dynamics of Indo-Dutch Relations in Seventeenth Century Bengal
  • Bir Good Gill, On Slippery Ground: The British Position in Punjab in 1857
  • Ambalika Guha, Beyond the Apparent: The Male Doctors and the Medicalisation of Childbirth in Bengal, 1840s-1940s


Review Article


  • Chhanda Chatterjee, Some Aspects of the Bengal Partition


Book Reviews


  • P.K. Basant, The City and the Country in Early India: A Study of Malwa, reviewed by Aloka Parasher-Sen
  • Patrick Olivelle (trans), King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kautilya's Arthasastra-A New Annotated Translation, reviewed by Soumen Mukherjee
  • K.Rajan, Early Writing System: A Journey from Graffiti to Brahmi, reviewed by Dilip K. Chakrabarti
  • Joan Mickelson Gaughan, The Incumberances: British Women in India, 1615-1856,  reviewed by Anindita Mukhopadhyay
  • Surendra Gopal, Born to Trade, Indian Business Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Eurasia, reviewed by  Dilip K. Chakrabarti
  • S.Z.H. Jafri (Ed.), History, Ideas and Society: S.C. Mishra Memorial Lectures in History, reveiwed by Syed Tanveer Nasreen 
  • Amiya Kumar Bagchi and Arun Bandopadhyay (eds), Southern India in the Late Nineteenth Century, reviewed by Tirthankar Roy
  • Charu Gupta (Ed.), Gendering Colonial India: Reforms, Print, Caste and Communalism, by Maroona Murmu
  • Meenakshi Jain (Ed.), Sati: Evangelicals, Baptist Misssionaries, and  the Changing Colonia Discourse, reviewed by Swadesh Singh
  • Jyoti Atwal (Ed.), Real and Imagined Windows: Gender Relations in Colonial North India, reviewed by Rachana Chakraborty
  • Niels Brimnes, Languished Hopes: Tuberculosis, the State and International Assistance in Twentieth-century India, reviewed by Raj Sekhar Basu
  • Anuradha Roy, Cultural Communism in Bengal 1936-1952, reviewed by Bipasha Raha
  • Nira Wickramasinghe, Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A History, Revised Edition, reviewed by Samatha Mallempati
  • Bhikhu Parekh, Debating India: Essays on Indian Political Discourse, reviewed by Saradindu Mukherji
  • Amrita Basu, Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India, reviewed by Ashutosh Kumar

December 2016 Articles









  • Subrata Kumar Acharya, State, Taxation and Fiscal Oppression in Early Medieval Odisha
  • Tahmidal Zami and Carola Erika Lorea, Interreligious Encounter and Proselytism in Pre-Mughal Bengal: An Analysis of the Report by the Jesuit Father Nicolas Pimenta
  • Cao Yin, Kill Buddha Singh: Indian Nationalist Movement in Shanghai, 1914-27
  • Bidyut Chakrabarty, B.R. Ambedkar: A 'Rebel-Liberal' in the Gandhian Universe


Review Article


  • Pratapaditya Pal, A 'Mahabharata' of a History of Ancient India


Book Reviews


  • Andrew Robinson, The Indus, Lost of Civilizations, reviewed by Dilip K. Chakrabarti
  • A.M. Shah, Sociology and History: Dialogues towards Integration, reviewed by B.P. Sahu
  • Aruna Pariti, Genealogy, Time, Identity Historical Consciousness in the Deccan Sixth Century CE-Twelfth Century CE, reviewed by Shatarupa Bhattacharya
  • Bharati Jagannathan, Approaching the Divine-The Integration of Alvar Bhakti in Srivaishnavism, reviewed by Nanditha Krishna
  • Annemarie Schimmel, Makers of Islamic Civilization-RUMI (translated from German by Paul Bergne), reviewed by F.A.Qadri
  • Tanuja Kothiyal, Nomadic Narratives, A History of Mobility and Identity in the Great Indian Desert, reviewed by Manisha Choudhary
  • Javed Majeed, Autobiography, Travel and Postnational Identity: Gandhi, Nehru and Iqbal, reviewed by Nikhiles Guha
  • Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, The Colonial State: Theory and Practice, reviewed by Bidyut Chakrabarty
  • Pratapaditya Pal, In Pursuit of the Past, Collecting Old Art in Modern India, circa 1875-1950, reveiwed by Dilip K. Chakrabarti
  • S. Amrith, Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants, reviewed by Ryan Stock
  • Chandi Prasad Nanda dn Herman Kulke (eds), Rethinking Local History and Identity Politics: Locating Kurmi Community of Odisha, reviewed by Pritish Acharya
  • Swarn S.Kahlon, Sikhs in Asia Pacific; Travels among the Sikh Diaspora from Yangon to Kobe, reviewed by Himadri Banerjee
  • Aishwary Kumar, Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi and the Risk of Democracy, reviewed by Bidyut Chakrabarty
  • Savio Abreu and Rudolf C.Heredia (eds.), Goa 2011: Reviewing and Recovering Fifty Years, reviewed by N. Shyam Bhat
  • Sushanta Kumar Bag, Colonial State, Agranian Transition and Popular Protest in Orrissa: 1921-1947, reviewed by Chittabrata Palit



ITIHAS (Shodh-Patrika)


The Editorial Board meeting of ITIHAS (Shodh Patrika) held on 13 May 2015, decided to revive the Itihas. The ICHR made a request to all the scholars of Historical Research to submit their original research papers, written in Hindi for consideration and publication in this Hindi journal of ICHR. Before that some issues of Itihas was published in the Editorship of Dr.P.K.Shukla.




Itihas Vol. I (New series) was published under the editorship of Dr. P. K. Shukla.


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The Itihas (Shodh Patrika), Volume 2, Number 1, January-June, 2016 was published under the Chief Editorship of Prof. Sachchidanand Sahai and Prof. Ishwar Sharan Vishwakarma as Working Editor.

 The issue contains followings nine articles, four book reviews and two obituaries:






  • Satish Chandra Mittal, Itihas ki Avadharana
  • Thakur Prasad Verma, Vedic Sabhayta ka puratatva
  • Arun Pratap Singh, Jain prampra main Chankaya : Jeewanvrit aivam Uplabdhiyan
  • Sitaram Dubey, Bouddh Ahinsa : Prampra aur Prasangikta
  • Sushmita Pande, Vicharo ke itihas ka sakshi – Shiv Puran
  • P.L.Vishwakarma. Saltanatkalin Arthvyavstha : Ek samalochana
  • B.K.Shrivastav, Mugalkalin Bundelkhand ke pramukh santo aivam kaviyon ka dharmik chintan
  • J.P.Mishra, Kanpur me 1857 ka mahasamar
  • Girijashankar, Mahatma Gandhi ki samajvadi drashti


Book Reviews:


  • Sachchidanand Sahai, Bhadhreshwar: A forgotten form of Shiva in India and South East Asia, reviewed by Prof. Harinarayan Dubey.
  • Harihar Singh & others, Jain Art and Architecture, reviewed by Prof. Sitaram Dubey
  • Hiralal Pandey, Islam aur uski samprabhuta ka prabandhan – Bhartiya pridrishay 1526 isvi tak, reviewed by Prof. Deenbandhu Pandey
  • Satjit Vadhava, Akhari lamhe di dasta, Lahore darbar da chad d ate duvda suraj (in Punjabi langaguge), reviewed by Dr. K.K. Dhaliwal




  • Shriram Goyal, by Prof. Dayanath Tripathi
  • Maldi J.Shinde, by Prof. I.S.Vishwakarma




Constantly, the Volume 2, Number 2, July-December, 2016 of Itihas was also published. This issue contains followings seven articles, four book reviews and two obituaries:









  • Satish Chandra Mittal, Vishva ke sandarbh main Bhartiya Itihas ke mahatvpurn mudhhe
  • Vikas Singh  and Sudarshan Chakrawarty, Rajasthan ki Tambrapashan Sanskritiyan : ‘Ganeshwar’ ke sandharbh main
  • Hari Narayan Dubey, Jain Dharm ka anya Prachin Bhartiya Dharmo ke sath sahinsun bhav  : Jain Katha Sahitya ke alok mein
  • Alok Shrotia, Kashmir : Utpatti, Prachinta aivam Aitihasik Bhugol
  • B.L.Bhadani, Madhyakalin Rajasthan ke samajik sanskritik itihas ke kuchh pahalu: Charan Sahitya ke alok me
  • Vinod Kumar, Unnisvi shatabadi ke utrardh me Banaras ka Samaj avam Sanskriti
  • Girija Shankar, Nehru ke sambandh me Lohia ke vichar


Book Reviews:


  • Annant Sharma, Mahabhartiya Yudhhotar (Bharat ki Aitihasik Kal-Gadna), reviewed by Prof.I.S.Vishwakarma.
  • Kumud Kanitkar, Ambarnath Shivalaya, reviewed by Prof. Chandrashekhar Gupt.
  • Sarojini Babar (ed.), Nad Bramah, reviewed by Prof. Chandrashekhar Gupt.
  • Satish Chandra Mittal, Bhatkav ke 67 varsh, reviewed by Prof. R.S.Agrawal.



  • Nilkanth Purshotam Joshi, by Prof. Atul Tripathi
  • Malladi Lila Krishan Murti, by  Prof. K.Paddaya




Further, the next volume of Itihas (Shodh Patrika) has been also finalized and sent to the printer for publication. This issue contains followings nine articles, one review article, four book reviews and three obituaries:









  • S.C.Mittal, Purab tatha Pashchim main Itihas chintan ki dishayain
  • T.P.Verma, Poranik Itihas ki vegyanik vkhaya
  • B.R.Mani, Utrapath ka vistrit Aravali marg aur usse sambandhit puratatvik anvenshan
  • Minu Agrawal, Markandey Puran me yog
  • Gyanendra Narain Rai, Katipay Vishisht Yaksha Pratimayein
  • Ujjawal Kumar, Pratham Bauddh Sangiti: Vriddh pravjit ‘Subhadra’ ke aalok me
  • Shanti Swaroop Sinha, Bhartiya Prampra avam kala me Nari Shiksha ke aayam
  • Surjit Kaur Jolly, Gurugobind Singh dwara rachit dasham granth me Krishnavatar
  • Awadesh Kumar Mishar, Uttar Pradesh me Rowlett Satyagrah


Review Article:


Bhagwan Singh, Damodar Kosambi ki Itihas Drishti ka vishleshan by Prof. Deenbandhu Pandey


Book Reviews:


  • Shriniwas Retti, Inscription of the Vijaynagar Rulers, reviewed by Prof. T.P.Verma
  • Bhagchandra Jain, Jain Sanskritik Chintan ka swar, reviewed by Prof. M.N.P.Tewari
  • Nilima Vashistha, Kala Vimarsh: Rajasthan ka Sthapatya tatha Murtikala, reviewed by Prof. I.S.Vishwakarma
  • Vinod Kumar, Varanasi ka Samajik tatha Sanskritik addhayan: Press ki najar se, reviewed by Dr. Arunesh Kumar



  • Gangumai Kemai, by Prof. I.S.Vishwakarma
  • Harishankar Srivastav, by Prof. I.S.Vishwakarma
  • Basudev Chatterji, by Dr. Noopur Singh