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Indian History Congress

Honourable President and other distinguished guests on the dias, scholars, historians, dear students and friends; I am indeed privileged to welcome you all to Kerala, as the Chief Minister of this state, to the 77th session of the Indian History Congress, being held at the University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

I am happy to note that the Indian History Congress is the major national organisation of Indian historians, and has occupied this position since its founding session under the name of Modern History Congress, held at Poona in 1935. Professor Shafaat Ahmad Khan the organisation’s first President, in his address, called upon Indian historians to study all aspects of history, rather than only political history and to emphasize the integrative factors of the past. (more…)