R.C. Majumdar

Born4 December 1888
Died11 February 1980
ProfessionAuthor, Professor, Board Of Dircetor
Alma MaterUniversity Of Calcutta.
Processed ByA.F REHMAN

R.C Majumdar Introduction  

R.C Majumdar was a professor of Indian history; he is known as the historian of modern India. He was born on 4 December 1888. He was a viral author in the past century, and most of his time was spent writing from ancient to regional including the history of the freedom struggle. Because of his appreciation, the government appointed him to head a committee to write about history.   

Moreover, RC Majumdar started his work on ancient India, and he wrote on the same. He was working in the government sector, but he left the job to consider his love for writing. He generally wrote about India’s freedom, and this can be seen in his book, which was very popular, “History of the Freedom Movement in India.” 

Early Life And Education

RC Majumdar was a prominent writer, and he belonged to the Khandarpara, Bengal, Gopalganj, the presidency, and British India. His date of birth was 4 December 1888. He qualified for the entrance exam in 1905 from Ravenshaw College, which was established in Cuttack. He also joined the Surendra Nath College with a scholarship, and he passed the F. A in this college. He also completed his graduation with honors and M.A. from 1909 to 1911.     

Career As Author And Journey Of R.C Majumdar

RC Majumdar began his work by researching ancient India, and he was a lecturer at the Dhaka government training college. He was working at the University of Calcutta, given his seven years as a professor of history. He successfully became a professor of history in 1921. At that time, the University of Dacca was newly established. He served as a dean/provost of Jagannath Hall between 1924 & 1936. After that, he served as vice chancellor for five years at this university, and he continued this service from 1937 to 1942. 

He also got his doctorate for the thesis “Corporate Life In Ancient India.” He contributes as a principal of the College of Indology, which was established at Benares Hindi University. After that, he was appointed as vice president of the International Commission, which was held by UNESCO, and other than this, Majumdar was selected as the general president of the Indian History Congress

His other struggle was for the Indian independence movement, and he left his govt job to publish his book. The name of this book was “sepoy mutiny & revolt of 1857”. His views can be found in this book today, “History Of Freedom Movement In India.” 

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In I977, Majumdar published the final volume of “The History and Culture of India.” At that time, he was 88 years old. He edited the history of Bengal, which was written by Dhaka University in three parts. His last book was “Jivaner Smritidvipe.” In 1948, the proposal of a “freedom movement” was offered to R.C Majumdar, and he was selected as a board of directors. 

As the people know about him “Majumdar was an admirer of Paramahamsa and Vivekananda”.  

Famous Books as an Author 

Bibliography:

  • IN 1924- “THE EARLY HISTORY OF BENGAL, DACCA”
  • IN 1927- “CHAMPA WAS AN ANCIENT INDIAN COLONY IN THE FAR EAST”. 
  • IN 1938- “THE HISTORY OF BENGAL” 
  • IN 1944- “KAMBUJA DESA AN ANCIENT HINDU COLONY IN CAMBODIA”. 
  • IN 1944- “HINDU COLONIES IN THE FAR EAST CALCUTTA”.
  • IN 1960- “AN ADVANCED HISTORY OF INDIA, LONDON”. 
  • IN 1951- “THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE INDIAN PEOPLE.  
  • IN 1977- “ANCIENT INDIA”.
  • IN 1979- “INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA” 
  • IN 1979- “THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT LAKSHADWEED, CALCUTTA”.
  • “CLASSICAL ACCOUNTS OF INDIA”. 
  • “HISTORY OF THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT IN INDIA”
  • “VAKATAKA- GUPTA AGE CIRCA 200-550 A.D”. 
  • “CORPORATE LIFE IN ANCIENT INDIA, CALCUTTA”. 
  • “MAIN CURRENTS OF INDIA HISTORY”.

 

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