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G.P. Singh
1942,  Male ,  Indian ,  Professor

G.P. Singh, Prof. of History at the University of Manipur, Imphal, has researched different aspects of ancient Indian history and culture over the past three decades. He has contributed numerous papers to national and international journals. His works that include The Kiratas in Ancient India: A Historical Study of their Life, Culture and Civilisation; Political Thought in Ancient India; Early Indian Historical Tradition and Archaeology; Republics, Kingdoms, Towns and Cities in Ancient India; and Ancient Indian Historiography, have won the acclaim of scholars in the field. In 1989, Dr. Singh was elected the Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, London. He has been recently nominated a member of Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, London, in Jan. 1989.
Nominated, Member, Indian Council of Historical Research (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India), New Delhi, in Feb. 2002 for a period of three years.


International Association of Historians of Asia
International Congress of Historical Sciences
International Congress of Asian and North African Studies
Institute of Historical Studies, Calcutta
Indian History Congress
North East India History Association

1. “The Saga of Tribal Sculptyre and Iconography in North-East India”, Journal of Indian History, Trivandrum, Vol. LVII, Pts. 2&3, 1979.
2. “Sources of the History of Uttar Pradesh: Ancient Period”, in Sources of the History of India, Vol. II, ed. SP Sen, Institute of Historical Studies, Calcutta, 1979.
3. “The Genesis and Growth of Tribal Civilization in North India”, (from prehistoric times to the 12th century AD), The Quarterly Review of Historical Studies, Calcutta, Vol. XX, No. 4, 1980-81.
4. “The North-East Indian Tribal Races as described in Literary and Classical Sources”, Proceedings of the North-East India History Association (PNEIHA), Shillong, 1980.
5. “The History and Culture of Ancient Tripura: A Reappraisement”, PNEIHA, Shillong, 1980.
6. “Traditional and Historical Accounts of early Tibeto-Burman Relations with Bihar and its cultural impact”, Journal of the Thinkers Forum, Kohima, Vol. IX, No. 4, 1981.
7. “The Contributions of the Non-Aryans of North-Eastern Region to the Making of History and Culture of India through the Ages”, The Journal of the North-East India Council for Social Science Research, Shillong, Vol. V, No. 1, 1981.
8. “Some Aspects of Politico-Cultural contacts between Assam and Bohar and its impact from the Early Vedic Ages to the late medieval period”, PNEIHA, Dibrugarh, 1981.
9. “The Genesis and Growth of Tribal Culture and Civilization in North-East India” (from the earliest time to the 12th century AD), Journal of the Institute of Social Research, Shillong, Vol. I, No. 1, 1981.
10. “Researches into the Origins, Antiquity, Nature and Functions of the Prehistoric Megalithic Cultures of the Hill People of North-East India”, PNEIHA, Agartala, 1985.
11. “Vedavyasa, Manu and Kautilya: A Comparative Study of their National Philosophy in Historical Perspective”, Journal of the Deptt. of History, Manipur University (MU), Imphal, Vol. I, 1986.
12. “The Colonial and Cultural Expansion of the Aryans outside India as Gleaned from the Vedic Literature”, Journal of the Deptt of History, MU, Imphal, Vol. II, 1987.
13. “An Analytical and Critical Study of the Classical Accounts of foreign expeditions of North-Western India before the time of Cyrus (c 558-530 BC) of Persia”, Research Journal, Humanities and Social Sciences, MU, Vol. IV, No. 1, Delhi, 1987.
14. “Tribal Renaissance in India”, Manthan, Journal of Deen Dayal Research Institute, Delhi, Vol. IX, No. 8, 1989.
15. “A New Approach to the Study of Historical Data in the Epic and Puranic Literature regarding Ancient India”, Proceedings of the National Seminar on History and Literature, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, 1991.
16. “Was Herodotus (c 484-425 BC) of Greece the Father of History?” Adhayan: Journal of the Bharatiya Itihas Adhyayan Samsthan, Allahabad, Vol. III, No. 1&2, 1993.
17. “The Concept of National Integration in Ancient India”, in Dimensions of National Integration: The Experiences and Lessons of Indian History, ed. NR Ray, Calcutta, 1993.
18. “Ancient Indian Religious System in the times of Manu and Patanjali (c. 200-100 BC)”, The Annals of Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Poona, Vol. LXXV, 1994 (1995).
19. “The Role of the Brahmana in Anti-Alexander Movement in North-West India c 326-325 BC”, Shodhak, A Journal of Historical Research, Jaipur, Vol. XXV, No. 75, 1996.
20. “Trade and Commerce in Ancient India in the Light of Jain and Buddhist Traditions bearing on its Economic and Cultural Contacts with Asian Countries”, (paper presented at 14th conference of the International Associations of Historians of Asia, bangkok, 1996), Studies in History and Culture: Journal of the PG Deptt. of History, Berhampur University, Orissa, Vol. IV, No. 1, 1996.
21. “The Concept of Varna and Jati in the Jain and Buddhist Traditions”, Journal of the Bharatiya Itihas Adhyayan Samsthan, Allahabad, Vol. VII, Nos. 1&2, 1997.
22. “The Dionysiaka: A Classical (greek) source of History of Ancient India”, Journal of Historical Research, Jaipur, Vol. XXVIII, No. 82, 1999.
23. “Aryanisatio, Brahmanisation and Sanskritization in the Valley of Manipur in North East India: A Historical Reappraisal”, Journal of Historical Research, Dibrugarh University, Vol. IX, 1999.
24. “The Identification of Manipur depicted in the Mahabharata and Puranas in Geographical and Historical Perspectives”, Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, MU, Imphal, Vol. V, No. 1, 2000.
25. “The History of History from Vedic Antiquity to Modern Times”, in Souvenir, NEIHA, XXIst Annual Session, Imphal, Nov. 2000.
26. “Political Status of Assam in the Gupta Age”, Journal of Historical Research, Dibrugarh, Vol. XI, 2001.
27. “Early History of North West India as described by the Greek and Assyrian Travellers”, Journal of Indian History (Platinym Jubilee Volume), Trivandrum, 2001.
28. “The Puranic Tradition of Historigraphy in India”, in Proceedings volume of the 17th conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia, Dhaka, 2002.
29. “Antiquity of Ayodhya and Historicity of Rama: Literary, Archaeological and Scientific Perspectives”, in Felicitation Volume dedicated to Dr I.K. Sharma, Hyderabad, 2004.
30. On Ancient Indian Social History by Romila Thapar (Hyderabad, 1984), a review Article, in New Directions: A Book Review Journal of Mu, Imphal, Vol. II, No. 1, 1988.

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