Dasharatha Sharma

Dasharatha Sharma

Dasharatha Sharma

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Professor Dasharatha Sharma (1903–1976) was an Indologist and a noted expert in the history of the Rajasthan region in India. He was born in the Rajasthani city of Churu and studied at Churu, the city of Bikaner in Rajasthan and at the University of Delhi. Prof. Sharma had degrees of Master of Arts (M.A.) in History and Sanskrit and received a Doctor of Literature (D. Litt.) for his thesis Early Chauhan Dynasties.

Academic appointments

Dr. Sharma was the Head, Department of History at Hindu College, Delhi and later was appointed Reader (equivalent of Associate Professor) in Ancient History at the University of Delhi. In 1966, he was appointed as Professor and Head, Department of History at the University of Jodhpur ( now renamed Jai Narain Vyas University ) and later became Dean, Faculty of Arts at the same institution. After retirement from the University of Jodhpur, Prof. Sharma served as Director of the Rajasthan Puratattva Mandir ( Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute ) in Jodhpur. He also presided over the Ancient History section of the Indian History Congress in 1967 and the General History section of the Rajasthan History Congress in 1969.

Prof. Sharma as a mentor

Several scholars were assigned to work under or sought the guidance of Dr. Sharma to complete their theses towards progression to Ph. D. degrees. Some of the volumes produced under Dr. Sharma's supervision are: A Socio-political study of the Valmiki Ramayanaby Dr. Ramashraya Sharma, Sun worship in......
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