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Special Lecture and Conference on ‘Maharana Pratap and His Times’

Concept Note:

The proposed daylong conference will explore the historical and cultural context of Maharana Pratap. It will seek to locate Maharana Pratap in his times by exploring different dimensions of socio, cultural, economic, agrarian and military life of the times. Scholars drawing on variety of historical sources; Persian literary writings, epigraphic evidence, vernacular literary traditions, as well as archaeological heritage will shed fresh insights to the contribution of Maharna Pratap and historical significance of his times.

                          Program Schedule: Friday, 4 March 2016

 

10.00 a.m.– 10.05 a.m Welcome
Shri Sanjiv Mittal,
Director, NMML
10.05 a.m. – 10.15 a.m. Inaugural Address
Shri J.P. Singhal

Vice Chancellor
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
10.15 a.m. – 10.20 a.m. Introduction
Dr. Mayank Kumar

UGC Fellow, NMML, New Delhi
10.20 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. Special Lecture
Chair: Prof. Krishna Gopal Sharma
Head, Department of History and Indian Culture
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Speaker: Prof. G.S.L. Devra,
Former Vice Chancellor,
Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota
‘Construction of ‘Mewar Legacy: Maharana Pratap’s
conflict against the Mughals’
11:20 a.m. – 11.40 a.m. Tea/Coffee
11:40 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Session I
Chair: Prof. G.S.L. Devra,
Former Vice Chancellor,
Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota
Speakers: Prof. V.K. Vashishtha
Formerly at Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University
Ajmer, Rajasthan
‘Maharana Pratap and Bhils: Defenders of Mewar’

Prof. B.L. Bhadani
Formerly at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
‘Hydrology in the Land of Maharana Pratap’

Dr. M.S. Ranawat
Director, Shri Natnagar Shodh Samsthan
Sitamau, Dist. Mandsaur (M.P.)
‘Maharana Pratap and His Contribution to the Nation’
01.30 p.m.-02.30 p.m. Lunch
02.30 p.m.-04.45 p.m. Session II
Chair: Prof. V.K. Vashishtha
Formerly at Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University
Ajmer, Rajasthan
Speakers: Prof. K.S. Gupta
Formerly at Udaipur University, Udaipur
‘Battle of Haldighati: A fresh appraisal’

Dr. Abhimanyu Singh Arha
Department of History and Indian Culture
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
‘Haldighati to Diver: Maharana Pratap’s military strategy and policy’

Dr. Hukum Singh Bhati
Independent Scholar, Jodhpur
‘Maharana Pratap and Historical Documents’
04.45p.m. -04.55 p.m. Vote of Thanks
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