About Us

A shared sense of history and culture are the constitutive elements of individual and collective identities of citizens in a nation state.  India’s history and civilization have had unbroken continuity, albeit with periodic disruptions that in recent times have led to an understanding of India that is fragmented, incoherent, and incomplete.

Given the giant strides of knowledge systems and ever improving tools of investigating the past, there is a need to collect, collate, interpret, and integrate new knowledge into India’s history, while being respectfully inclusive of India’s own recorded and oral  traditions. It is this motivating vision that guides IHAR in it’s public service, education, and research.