Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi

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Department of History and Culture


The birth of Jamia Millia Islamia was in itself a landmark in the cultural history of India. Its founders had the vision to create an educational institution that stood for a plural nationalism, that emphasized teaching in India languages, that rejected both sectarianism and indiscriminate westernization as a durable basis for Indian education.

Its founders built the institution on slender resources being Gandhian in their worldview and willing to work for community and nation without thought for personal gain. Yet even in those straitened beginnings, the subject of history was seen as an important one since in a largely undergraduate institution, history was one of the few subjects chosen for post-graduate degrees and courses. From Jamia’s inception, the history department under the leadership of a group of distinguished historians such as Muhammad Mujeeb, Mohibul Hasan, B.R. Grover, Mohammad Azhar Ansari, emphasized the teaching and writing of the social and cultural history of medieval India.

Department of History and Culture ,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
Jamia Nagar,
New Delhi - 110025

PH NO : 91(11) 26981717

Email : [email protected]


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