ICHR not rewriting Indian history, only filling gaps: Govt

Source: The post is based on the article “ICHR not rewriting Indian history, only filling gaps: Govt” published in Indian Express on 15th February 2023.

What is the News?

The Minister of Education has informed Lok Sabha that the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) has not launched any project to rewrite Indian history and it is only “filling gaps”.

What is the Indian Council of Historical Research(ICHR)?

ICHR was established in 1972. It is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Education.

It is registered under the Societies Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860) as a literary and charitable society.

Aim: To promote and give directions to historical research and to encourage and foster objective and scientific writing of history.

Functions: To provide fellowships and financial assistance to young teachers in colleges, universities and registered research organizations, as well as to senior scholars who might need financial support;

– To bring historians together by providing financial assistance for holding symposia, seminars, workshops, etc for exchanging views related to history;

– To provide publication subsidy to the seminars, congress proceedings and journals so that these publications may reach researchers and scholars;

– To publish a biannual Journal – the Indian Historical Review.

Located in: ICHR is based in Delhi with regional centres in Pune (Maharashtra), Bengaluru (Karnataka), and Guwahati (Assam).

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