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  EVENTS
  Currently, the main academic activities of the Institute as a centre of higher learning and research are :

  1. To hold discussion meetings where eminent scholars, both Indian and foreign, present papers on subjects of their specialization.

  2. To organize seminars both local and national, from time to time, on relevant themes of historical interest in which eminent scholars are invited to deliver lectures from different point of view.  During the last three years, the Institute has organized national seminar on Rabindranath Tagor, Swam Vivakananda and Sir Asutosh Mukherjee to commemorate theii 150Th birth anniversary.

  3. To organize Memorial/Endowment Lectures every year according to the terms of endowments created by our members and well-wishers.The Institute publishes the papers in its journal.

      At present the Memorial/Endowment Lectures are organized as follows:

      1. DR. S.K. SEN MEMORIAL LECTURE
      2. BINAYAK BANERJEE MEMORIAL LECTURE
      3. PROF. N.R. RAY MEMORIAL LECTURE
      4. PROF. K.K. DASGUPTA MEMORIAL LECTURE
      5. PROF. A.P. MATHUR ENDOWMENT LECTURE
      6. BIPLABI NAGENDRASEKHAR MEMORIAL LECTURE
      7. PROF. H.L. GUPTA MEMORIAL LECTURE
      8. BHUNATH MUKHERJEE MEMORIAL LECTURE
      9. DR. N. SUBRAMANIAN ENDOWMENT LECTURE
      10. DR. S.P. SEN MEMORIAL LECTURE
      11. PROF. H.K. BARPUJARI ENDOWMENT LECTURE (BIENNIAL)

  4. To hold an Annual Conference of our members (from different  parts of the country) at different places, where two broad themes are selected for discussion :
    1. a general theme covering all the regions of India and
    2. a special theme on the history of the region where the conference meets.  Papers are read on different aspects of these themes by a large number of scholars in five or six sessions, spread over three days.  The conference is hosted by different higher academic institutions and universities of India.  The inaugural session of the conference is presided over by the most distinguished historian.  Participants come from all parts of the country and evince an active interest and take part in the discussions.
       
    During the last five years the Institute has conducted the Annual Conferences as follows:

    Year

    Place

    Theme


    2006-07

    Bhubaneswar

    Recent Trends in the Writings of Indian History

    2007-08

    Tumkur

    Civil Disturbances in India

    2008-09

    Tirupati

    Religion and Culture in India Through the Ages

    2009-10

    Mumbai

    History in Literature

    2010-11

    Chandigarh

    Regional History Through the Ages

    2011-12

    Asansol

    Bondage and Freedom

    2013-14

    Ernaculam

    Spiritual Heritage of India

    2014-15

    Punjab

    Architectural Heritage of India

    For each annual Conference papers are invited on specific themes and in light of discussions in the conference session the papers are at times revised and even re-written.  Later these papers are edited and a self contained volume with a meaningful title is published.  The volumes are of highly academic value from the socio-economic and cultural point of view and sold throughout India.

  5. To publish from time to time books containing selections of important papers presented and discussed at the seminars and the annual conferences.  The Institute has brought about a good number of research publications for the promotion and advancement of historical knowledge.  The most important publications of the Institute is the Dictionary of National Biography, the first of its kind in India.  It is dedicated to the memory of those, who had been working in different spheres of life, holding different ideas and following different methods, had contributed to the making of modern India.  It is intended to remind the new, post-independence generation of the debt and gratitude it owes to the earlier generations whose labours and sacrifices have made possible all that we are enjoying today.  The four volumes of the Dictionary of National Biography include biographical sketches of 1400 eminent Indians who had contributed to the nation’s life from the beginning of the 19th Century to the winning of independence.  Encouraged by the success of Dictionary of National Biography (DNB), the Institute has undertaken the Supplementary DNB (1947-1972) with 1200 entries covering the first 25 years since independence.  Volume I, II & III has been published and volume IV is at the press.