Prof. Em. Romila Thapar

Prof. Em. Romila Thapar © Goethe-Institut / Varun Sharma Photo: Goethe-Institut / Varun Sharma

Romila Thapar is Emeritus Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was General President of the Indian History Congress in 1983. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and holds an Honorary D.Litt. each from Calcutta, Oxford and Chicago Universities, among others. She is an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and of SOAS, London University. In 2008 Professor Thapar was awarded the prestigious Kluge Prize of the US Library of Congress, which honours lifetime achievement in studies such as history that are not covered by the Nobel Prize.