Datta, Vishwa Nath, b 1926 (historian)
- Existence: b 1926
Vishwa Nath Datta was born in Amritsar, India, on 20 March 1926. He matriculated as a research student at Fitzwilliam House in November 1950, and received the M.Litt. degree in February 1954. After lecturing in History at Kirori Mal College, Delhi, and Delhi University between 1954 and 1958, he served from 1958 to 1962 as editor of the Indian Gazetteers for the Ministry of Education, Government of India. He was subsequently appointed Head of the History Department at Kurukshetra University, where he was Professor of Modern History and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences; he was made Professor Emeritus in 1986. He has held numerous visiting professorships and fellowships, and in 1998 was a Resident Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. His publications include Jallianwala Bagh (Ludhiana and Kurukshetra, 1969), Madan Lal Dhingra and the Revolutionary Movement (New Delhi, 1978), Sati: A Historical, Social and Philosophical Enquiry into the Hindu Rite of Widow Burning (New Delhi, 1988), and, as editor, New Light on the Punjab Disturbances in 1919 (Simla, 1975) and, with S. Settar, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (Delhi, 2000).
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
The letters are mostly from senior members of the University of Cambridge. With related items.
Typescript of article by Datta, with manuscript amendments.
Copy, from an htm file, of the article printed in the Illustrated Weekly of India, 6 July 1958, pp. 8-9.