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First Online: April 17, 2001
Page Last Updated: May 09, 2017

India's Greatest Historian
"Indian history is on sound foundation" -- says R.C. Majumdar in a 1979 interview with Jyotsna Kamat.
Father of Indology
Krishnanand Kamat pays tribute to William Jones, who restarted the study of India in the 18th century.
Patriot Historian
Jyotsna Kamat remembers the contributions of Veer Savarkar, both as a freedom fighter and as a historian.
Alberuni's India
Is it ironic that some of the the most comprehensive study of Hindu India of the middle ages is performed by an Islamic scholar?
The History Teacher
Jyotsna Kamat remembers Professor Saletore, her guru of history.
Social Change in India
Interview with Suryanath Kamath on causes of social change in India.
Fa-Hien's India
Excerpts from the Chinese scholar's notes of Indian travel in A.D. 399-414
Biography of D.D. Kosambi
Jyotsna Kamat profiles the hardships and achievements of a great Buddhist scholar of modern times.
Man Who Found Saraswati
The accidental  1977 interview with historian Wakankar who traced the dried up basin of river Saraswati.
P. B. DesaiEpigraphist P.B. Desai
Biographical sketch of epigraphist Pandurangrao Bhimrao Desai.

This is a list of historians (of both Indian and foreign origin) who studied the history of India, that we (the Kamats) were fortunate to interact with, or whose works we have studied, and not a survey of all of great Indian historians.

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