Famous Writer Romila Thapar elected as an international member of American Philosophical Society (APS) at its Annual Spring Meeting
She is Emerita professor whose principal area of study is ancient India.
She wrote several books including the popular volume, A History of India, and is currently Professor Emerita at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.
She was offered Padma Bhushan award but declined both times.
Her famous Works: Aśoka, epigraphy of Mauryan period, and ground-breaking studies and multiple historiographies surrounding contested Hindu and Muslim history of Somnath.
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