THE Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)

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  • February 25, 2023
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Context: Recently, after objections, ICHR stopped singing the daily national anthem, and removed the images of Bharat Mata and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.


  • The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  • It was established by the Ministry of Education & Social Welfare, Govt. of India (now, Ministry of Education) in 1972.
  • ICHR was registered under the Societies Registration Act (Act xxi of 1860), an Act for the registration of Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies in India.
  • The primary aim and objective of the Indian Council of Historical Research are to promote and give directions to historical research and to encourage and foster objective and scientific writing of history.
  • Some of the objectives of the Council:
  • To foster objective and scientific writing of history such as to inculcate an informed appreciation of the country’s national and cultural heritage;
    • To review the progress of historical research from time to time.
  • To advise the Government of India on all such matters pertaining to historical research and training in history methodology as may be referred to it from time to time.
  • To sponsor historical research programmes.
  • To provide technical assistance for the formulation of historical research programmes by individuals or institutions.
  • To promote publications of historical research of a high standard
  • Generally, take all such measures as may be found necessary from time to time to promote historical research and its utilization in the country.


  • To provide fellowships and financial assistance to young teachers in colleges, universities and registered research organizations,
  • To publish a biannual Journal – the Indian Historical Review, and another journal Itihas in Hindi.
  • To maintain a large and expanding Library-cum-Documentation Centre with facilities of DELNET and J-STOR.
  • To maintain two regional centres namely ICHR North-East Regional Centre (Guwahati) and ICHR Southern Regional Centre (Bangalore) 

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Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following freedom fighters: (2022)

  1. Barindra Kumar Ghosh
  2. Jogesh Chandra Chatterjee
  3. Rash Behari Bose

Who of the above was/were actively associated with the Ghadar Party?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 3 only

Q.2) Who among the following is associated with ‘Songs from Prison’, a translation of ancient Indian religious lyrics in English? (2021)

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  4. Sarojini Naidu


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