Professor Arjun Dev, a renowned educationist and historian passed away.
Born in 1938, he spent a major part of his academic life working as a historian at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
In partnership with his wife Indira Arjun Dev he wrote a number of extremely popular textbooks for the NCERT on Modern and Contemporary India and the World.
One of their books, which was discontinued by the NCERT under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime in 2002 was republished by Orient Blackswan as History of the World: From the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century and has remained a very widely read text.
After retiring from the NCERT, Prof. Arjun took up another major enterprise, the Towards Freedom Project of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) to document the history of the last ten years of colonial rule in India.
Important Info :
The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is an autonomous body of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, which had been established by an Administrative Order of the then Ministry of Education.
Source : The Hindu