V.K. Sharma, Agra University’s Ph.D (History) is a reputed scholar with varied academic and research concerns – which are abundantly reflected in his writings. Besides the co-authorship of Terracotta Catalogue of Mathura Museum (published in AD 2000) and his numerous presentations at regional/national/international seminars and conferences, he has published articles on varying themes in different print media and has, in addition, produced biographical profiles of eminent Indian personalities for certain reputed journals as well as books. Currently, he is working on “The History of Mathura” – a project whereupon he has already expended over a decade-long research effort.
Having taught at several colleges affiliated to the universities of Panjab and Agra for about thirty-five years, Dr Sharma retired as Head, Department of History, K.R. Post-Graduate College, Mathura.
I have been honoured by the following:
1. Akhil Bharatiya Braj-Sahitya Sangam, Mathura;
2. Vidvatparishad, Mathura;
3. Shri Parasshuram Jayanti Mahotsava Samiti, Mathura;
4. Brahman Samaj, Mathura;
5. District Olympic Association, Mathura;
6. The Simla District Cricket Association, Simla; and a few other Associations
I was a member of:
1. Institute of Historical Studies, Calcutta;
2. Uttar Pradesh History Congress;
3. Vrindavan Research Institute, Vrindavan; and some others.
1. Early Land Revenue Settlements in the Ceded and Conquered Provinces (1801-22), The Quarterly Review of Historical Studies, Calcutta (journal), Vol. XVI, No. 3, 1976-77.
2. Sources of the Land Revenue History of Uttar Pradesh in the Nineteenth Century, Sources of the History of India, Vol. II (Book), Calcutta, 1979.
3. Mathura Throught the Ages, The Quarterly Review of Historical Studies, Calcutta (Journal), Vol. XXII, No. IV, 1983.
4. The Mughal Theory of Kingship from Babar to Akbar, Annual Conference of the Institute of Historical Studies, Calcutta, Trivandrum, 1984.
5. Some Characteristic features of Hindu marriages in Uttar Pradesh in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, The Quarterly Review of Historical Studies, Calcutta (journal), Vol. XXVI, No. 1, 1986.
6. Cultural integration and mutual impact in medieval India in the context of Hindu-Muslim relations, U.P. History Congress Session, Allahabad, 1987.
7. Erotic Sculptures of Khajuraho, Seminar at Government Museum, Jhansi, 1997.
8. Source-materials of the history of the Chandellas of Jejakabhukti (Bundelkhand), Seminar at Government Museum, Jhansi, 1998.
9. Jainism in Mathura in the medieval period, National Seminar at Ajmer, 1999.
10. Some Characteristic features of Mathura and its life in the Gupta period, Gupta Yug in Mathura (Book), Mathura, 2003.
11. Islamic Gandhara: History, Society and Culture from the Eighth Century AD, Buddhism and Gandhara Art (Book), Shimla, Varanasi, New Delhi, 2004.
12. The Dawn of Civilization, Jnana Pravaha, Varanasi, Annal Bulletin No. 8, 2004-05.
13. Beginning of Indian Civilization and Culture, Jnana Pravaha, Varanasi, Annal Bulletin No. 9, 2005-06.
14. Life and work of F.S. Crowse: Founder of the Mathura Museum (AD 1837-AD1893), The Glorious Heritage of India (In memory of Prof. R.C. Sharma) (Book), Vol. II, Delhi, 2010.
15. More than twenty articles dealing with the life and work of eminent Indians from various Walks of Life: (a) Aslam Sher Khan (Hockey player), (b) Ustad Bismillah Khan (Shahnai player), (c) Chandgi Ram (wrestler), (d) Dinkar Balvant Deodhar (educationist/cricketer), (e) Hazari Prasad Dwivedi (Hindi literature), (f) Saleem Durani (cricketer), Dictionary of National Biography (supplement), Vol. I (Book), published by Institute of Historical Studies, Calcutta, 1986. (g) Ghulam Mohammad Bux Alias Gama (wrestler), (h) Wilson Jones (Billiards player, (i) Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (cricketer), (k) Ramanathan Krishna (Tennis player), Dictionary of National Biography (supplement), Vol. II (Book), Published by Institute of Historical Studies, Calcutta, 1990.
Note: Other articles dealing with the life and work of eminent Indians written by me and sent to the Institute of Historical Studies, Calcutta for publication in Dictionary of National Biography (supplement), were, probably published in the remaining volumes of the aforesaid book.
16. If the management of D. K. Printworld (P) Ltd, Balinagar, new Delhi; feels necessary and likes to include more information regarding my actiivites in its website, The following my kindly be included: (a) I did commentary on All India Radio on cricket matches- national, international and others – for many years. (b) I represented Simla and Mathura district in Inter – District Cricket Tournament as a player. (c) I participaated in All India Drama compititions as an actor and director. (d) I have written articles on numerous themes for newpaper, magazine. (e) I have written numerous talks for All India Radio. They have been broadcast by some stations of All India Radio. Some features written by me have been broadcast by All India Radio, Mathura.
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