Q. Consider the following statements regarding Indian History Congress (IHC):
1. It was established during British Colonial rule.
2. It is the largest association of professional historians in South Asia.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Both statements are correct 

Indian History Congress (IHC): 

  • IHC was founded in 1935. It is the largest association of professional historians in South Asia. 
  • Origin: The lead to establish IHC was taken by Poona historians during the period of British colonial rule. The first session took place in Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal, Poona in 1935. 
  • Mandate: Its main objective is to promote secular and scientific writing of history. It also has been holding its sessions very regularly. 

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