Banarsi Prasad Saxena biography

Banarsi Prasad Saxena

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Who is Banarsi Prasad Saxena?

Banarsi Prasad Saxena was a historian associated with Allahabad University.

Saksena was awarded a PhD. by University of London, School of Oriental Studies in 1931. He later became head of the departments of history in both the University of Allahabad and University of Jodhpur.

He was an expert on Emperor Shah Jahan, and his magnum opus Shah Jahan of Dilli is regarded as the most authoritative text of that period and has run to several editions. Along with R.P. Tripathi and Beni Prasad he was noted as one of the Historians of the 'Allahabad School'. The idea of a "composite culture" in India, emphasizing mutual interactions between Hindu and Muslim communities in Indian history rather than treating the two communities as competitors with each other, was a particular contribution of this school.

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  • India
Lived in
  • Allahabad

on July 23, 2013


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