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Barun Roy

Barun Roy M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication), M.A. (History), UGC NET (Journalism and Mass Communication), UGC NET (History) is an Independent researcher, scholar and an author based in Darjeeling, India.

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A Study of the Emperor Asoka, Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (1961, 1973), From Lineage to State (1984), Indian Tales, The Past and Prejudice, Exile and the Kingdom: Some Thoughts on the Ramayana (1978), Ancient Indian Social History: Some Interpretations (1978), The History of India (1990), Interpreting Early India (1993), History and Beyond (2000).


Adabu’l-Harb wa’as- Shuja’at by Fakhr-i Mudabbir, Persian work on warfare

A Grammer of the Bengal Languages’ by Nathniel HalheadAgrarian System of Mughal India (1963)

Agrarian System of Mughal India (1963) by Irfan Habib

A History of the Maharattas (1825) by Grant Duff

A History of India Volume One, and Early India: From the Origins to AD 1300 by  Romila Thapar

A Rule of Property for Bengal: An Essay on the Idea of the Permanent Settlement by Ranajit Guha

Akbarnamah by (Abul Fazl) Abu al-Fazl “Allami” ibn Mubarak, Sayh (Shaikh Abul Fazl ibn Mubarak)

Alamgirnamah (The Book of Aurangzeb) by Muhammad Kazim ibn Muhammad Amin (1667-1668)

Ain-i Akbari, (Akbar’s Regulations) by (Abul Fazl) Abu al-Fazl “Allami” ibn Mubarak, Sayh (Shaikh Abul Fazl ibn Mubarak)

Ancient Law (1861) by Sir Henry Maine, English work

Ancient Indian History from the 9th Century B.C. to the extinction of the Gupta dynasty by Hemchandra Raychaudhuri 

Ancient Indian Social History (1978) by Romila Thapar

Ancient Indian Social History: Some Interpretations , Recent Perspectives of Early Indian History (editor) by Romila Thapar

An Atlas of the Mughal Empire (1982)  by Irfan Habib

An Introduction to the Study of Indian History (1956) by D. D. Kosambi

Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (1963) by Romila Thapar


Burhan al-futut (The Demonstration of Victories) by Muhammad Ali ibn Muhammad Sadiq Husayni Nisaburi Najafi Burhanpuri


Cambridge History of India (1929) edited by David Dodwell, English work

Caste and Money in Indian History (1987) by Irfan Habib

Communal History and Rama’s Ayodhya (1990) by R. S Sharma

Corporate Life in Ancient India by R. C. Majumdar


Decline of the Mauryas (1961) by Romila Thapar 

Dual rani khijir kha by Amir Khusrau, Persian work


Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception (1995) by Irfan Habib

Early Indian Society and Economy (1966) by R. S. Sharma

Early History of the Deccan (1884) by R.G.Bhandar

Early History of India (1900) by R.G.Bhandar

Early History of India (1904) by Vincent Smith 

Elementary Aspects of Insurgency in Colonial India by Ranajit Guha

Essai Sur Le Pali by Burnouf

Exasperating Essays: Exercises in the Dialectical Method (1957) by D. D. Kosambi


Fall of the Mughal Empire (4 Vols, 1932-38) by Sir Jadunath Sircar

From Akbar to Aurangzeb (1923) by W. H. Moreland, English work involving Economic History

From Lineage to State (1984) by Romila Thapar

Futuhat-i-Firuzshahi by Sultan Firuz Tughluq, Persian work

Futuh-us-Salatin by Isami (1350) Persian work


Gentoo Laws by Nathniel Halhead

Ghurra-ul-Kamal by Amir Khusrau, Persian work


Hadiqat al-aqalim, The Rose Gardens of Regions (1778-1782) by Murtaza Husayn

Halat-i Asad Beg (The Times of Asad Beg) by Asad Beg ‘Asad’ Qazvini (1631-1632), Persian work

Hastings and the Rohilla War (1892) by Sir John Strachey, English work

History of Aryan Rule in India (1918) by E.B.Havel 

History of Aurangzib (5 Vols, 1912-1958) by Sir Jadunath Sircar

History of British India (in three volumes) (1817) by James Mill, English work

History of British India (1907) by P E Roberts, English work

History of British Power in the East by Mountstuart Elphistone , English work

History of Hindu and Muhammedan India (1841) by Mountstuart Elphistone , English work

History of India (in five volumes published between 1867 and 1876) by J. Talboys Wheeler, English work

History of India by Vincent Smith, English work

Hulasah-al-tavarih (Summary of Histories) by Sujan Ray Bhandari

Humayunnamah by Gulbadan Begam, (Female) Persian biographical work

Humayunnamah written by Hwandamir Giya al-Din ibn Humam al-Din


Indian Feudalism (1965) by R. S. Sharma

India From Primitive Communism to Slavery (1949) by R. S. Sharma

Indian History (1988) by Irfan Habib

India Today by R. Palme Dutt

India Under British Rule (1886) by J. Talboys Wheeler, English work

Institutes of Emperor Akbars, an abridged form of Abul Fazl’s Ain-I-Akbari by Francis Gladwin, English work

Interpreting Early India (1992) by Romila Thapar


Jawhar-i Samsam, The Essence of Swords (1740-1741) by Muhammad Muhsin ibn Hanif Siddiqi


Kitab ta’rikh al-Hind by Al-Biruni, Arabic work (The work is also known as Tahqiq-i-Hind)

Kiran-as-Sadain by Amir Khusrau, Persian work

Khajain-al-Futuh by Amir Khusrau, Persian travelogue


Later Mughals (ed., 1922, 2 Vols.) by Sir Jadunath Sircar


Majalis al-salatin, Assemblies of Sultans (1628-1629) by Muhammad Sarif al-Najafi

Masalik al-absar Mamalik al-Ansar by  Shihabal Din al-Umari

Material Culture and Social Formation in Ancient India (1983) by R. S. Sharma

Matla’us Sa’dain by Abdu’r Razzaq, Persian travelogue

Ma-asir-i Jahangiri (Literary Works about Jahangir) by Kamgar Husayni (1640-1641), 

Miftah-al-Futuh by Amir Khusrau, Persian work

Military History of India (1960) by Sir Jadunath Sircar

Minute on Indian Education by Thomas Macaulay, English work

Mir Tarih-i Sind, The History of Sind (1599-1600) by Muhammad Masum ‘Nami’

Mughal Administration (1920) by Jadunath Sircar

Myth and Reality: Studies in the Formation of Indian Culture (1962) by D. D. Kosambi 


New History of the Indian People by R. S. Sharma

Nuh sifihor by Amir Khusrau, Persian work

Nuncoomar and the Impeachment of Sir Elijah Impey (1885) by Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, English work

Nanda Kumar: Nanda Kumar: a narrative of a judicial murder (1886) by Henry Beveridge, English work


Observations on the State of Society among the Asiatic Subjects of India (1792) by Charles Grant, English

Oxford History of India (1919) by Vincent Smith



Padsah-namah by Abd al-Hamid Lahuri

Political History of Ancient India by Hemchandra Raychaudhuri 


Ramjanmabhumi-Baburi Masjid: A Historians’ Report to the Nation (in cooperation with Professors M.Athar Ali, D.N.Jha and Suraj Bhan, 1991) by R. S Sharma

Renaissance in India (1925) by C F Andrews, English work

Rihla by  Ibn Battuta, Persian work

Rise and Fulfilment of British Rule in India by Edward Thompson and and G.T. Garratt, English work

Rise and Expansion of British Dominion in India (1894) by Sir Alfred Lyall, English work


Sahih al-Ahbar (Owner of Notices) (1794) by Sarup Chand Hattri (Sarup Chand Khatri), a general history of India

Shah Jahannamah by Jawhar Aftabi

Shah Jahannamah by Muhammad Tahir “Asna” 

Shivaji and His Times (1919) by Sir Jadunath Sircar

Sudras in Ancient India (1958) by R. S. Sharma

Sirat-i-Firuzshahi by Anonymous (1370-71) Persian work

Siyasatnama by Tutsi, Persian work on administration and polity

Studies in Indian Antiquities by Hemchandra Raychaudhuri 

Subaltern Studies I to X edited by Ranajit Guha

Social Background of Indian Nationalism by A.R. Desai


Tabaqat-i Akbari by Hwajah Nizam al-Din Ahmad ibn Muhammad Muqim Haravi

Tabaqat-i Baburi (Generations of Babur) by Shaikh Zain al-Din Hwafi

Tafzih al-gafilin by Mirza Abu Talib Han Isfahani 

Tarih-i Haqqi, The History by Haqq (1596-1597) by Abd al-Haqq ‘Haqqi’ Dihlavi Buhari (1551-1642)

Tarikh-i- Firuzshahi  by Ziauddin Barani (1357) Persian work

Tarikh-i-Firuzshahi by Shams Siraj Afif (1400) Persian work

Tarih-i Ibrahim Han by Ali Ibrahim Han Bahadur Nasir-Jang Azimabadi,  Persian history of the Maratha’s campaign for the control of the Mughal Empire.

Tarih i Han-Jahani, The History of Han-Jahan (1612-1613) by N mat-Allah ibn Habib- Allah Haravi

Tarih-i Hindi, The History of Hindustan (1741-1742) by Rustam Ali Sahabadi

Tarikh-i-Mubarakshahi by Yahya bin Ahmad Sirhindi, Persian work

Tarih-i mamalik-i- Hind (The History of the Lands of Hindustan) by Gulam Basir

Tarikh-i salatin-i Afaginah (The History of Afghan Sultans ) by Ahmad Yadgar, Persian history of the Lodi and Afghan dynasties (1558)

Tarih-i Sind by Mir Masoom Shah Bakhri (Mir Muhammad Masum)

The Agrarian System of Mughal India (1929) by W. H. Moreland, English work

The Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan by Captain James Todd

The Aryan: Recasting Constructs (2008) by Romila Thapar

The Cambridge Economic History of India, Vol. I (1982) by Irfan Habib

The Culture and Civilisation of Ancient India in Historical Outline (1965) by D. D. Kosambi

The Economic Development of India (1929) by Vera Anstey (Female author) English work

The Early History of the Vaishnava Sect by Hemchandra Raychaudhuri 

The History of Fine Art in India and Ceylon by Vincent Smith, English work

The History and Culture of the Indian People by R. S. Sharma

The Position of Women in Hindu Civilisation: From Prehistoric Times to the Present Day, (first published in 1938) by A. S. Altekar

The Wonder that was India by Dr. A.L. Basham

Tughlaknama by Amir Khusrau, Persian work

Tuhfah-yi Akbar Sahi (A Gift to Akbar Saha) by Abbas Khan Sarvani (Abbas Han Sarvani), History of Sher Shah, (completed after 1579)

Tazkirah al-vaqiat (The Memorial of Events) by Jawhar Aftabci

Tuzuk-i Jahangiri by Jahangir, Persian autobiographical work


Urban Decay in India (1987)  by R. S. Sharma



Vaqiat-I Mustaqi by Sayh Rizq-Allah ibn Sad Allah Dihlavi in the name of Mustaqi 

Vaqiat-i Baburi (Babarnama/Tuzuk-i-Baburi) by Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, Chagtai Turkic autobiographical  work. Translated into Persian by Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khanan






Zubdah al-tavarih, The Choice Part of Histories  (1662) by Nur al-Haqq ‘Masriqi’ Dillavi




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