Romila Thapar

Historian
2006Fall

Romila Thapar is an Indian historian and a leading scholar on ancient India. She is currently Professor Emerita in History at Jawaharlal Nehru University but has served as a visiting professor at a number of academic institutions around the world including London University, Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the College de France in Paris. During her career, Thapar has produced over fifteen volumes including The Penguin History of Early India: From the Origins to A.D. 1300, Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas, and Ancient Indian Social History: Some Interpretations.

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