The 62nd session of Indian Historical Records Committee will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari on 10 July at Dr MCR HRD Institute.
The two-day session organized by Telangana State Archives and Research Institute in collaboration with National Archives of India, Union Ministry of Culture will be attended by Directors, Vice chancellors, Historians, Academicians and eminent scholars from different Archives, Universities and other historical institutions of India.
The National Archives of India, New Delhi is the Secretariat of Indian Historical Records Committee. It is an all India Forum of creators, custodians and users of records which was set up in 1919 to advice the Centre on all issues connected with the management of records and their use for historical research. The 62nd Session of the IHRC is being held here under the auspices of Telangana State Archives.
A total of 25 papers based on the original sources of post 1600 of Indian history will be presented by the Scholars on various aspects of history. It’s an honour that Telangana State Archives, one of the oldest Archives of India, established in 1896, was selected to conduct the session being held after 63 years. The Telangana State Archives has largest holdings of records with around 40 millions of documents pertaining to Bahmani, Adil Shahi, Qutb Shahi, Mughals and Asaf Jahi dynasties. It posses an oldest document date back to 1406 A.D
The Deputy Chief Minister will also inaugurate an exhibition on the theme of “Quit India Movement:” being organized based on the original archival sources. He will also release the Publications compiled by Telangana State Archives.
Raghvendra Singh, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Culture and also the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Indian Historical Records Committee, Ranjeeva R. Acharya, Special Chief Secretary of Telangana, Education Department, Akunuri Murali, IAS, Director General, Telangana State Archives, Zareena Parveen, Director ,Telangana State Archives will speak on the occasion.