Indian Historian elected as the member of American Philosophical Society

Question: Which Indian historian is recently elected as the member of the prestigious American Philosophical Society (APS)?
(a) Ramchandra Guha
(b) Gurcharan Das
(c) Romila Thapar
(d) Partha Chaterjee
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • American Philosophical Society (APS), the oldest learned society in the United States has elected eminent Indian writer and historian Romila Thapar as its member.
  • Dr. Thapar is a professor emerita of history at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
  • She was among the 1,013 members elected to the society at its spring 2019 meeting.
  • She has authored various books over the ancient history of India like Ancient Indian Social History, A History of India Volume One, and Early India: From the Origins to AD 1300.


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