ICHR chief Sudershan Rao recommends 3 RSS historians to top panel

History of sorts is likely to be made in theIndian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) - three academics from the Sangh Parivar's history wing may join the top panel of the prestigious research body.

The terms of ICHR's current panel ended on December 22 last year. And among the 18 panelists proposed by thecouncil chief, Sudershan Rao, are three historians who are office bearers of RSS's Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana (ABISY).

These ABISY historians are Narayan Rao, national vice president of the Sangh history wing, Ishwar Sharan Vishwakarma, all-India general secretary, and Nikhilesh Guha, head of the Bengal chapter. When contacted by ET all three confirmed their association with RSS' history wing.

The HRD ministry is the final clearance authority for ICHR appointments. The council chief's recommendations are now with the ministry. Senior officials who did want to be quoted on record told ET the ministry will pick some of the 18 proposed names and that "sone names were being seriously considered"................Read more


Source web page: The Economic Times

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