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Irfan Habib

Indian historian

One of the greatest living historians of India, Irfan Habib has authored many acclaimed books on ancient and medieval India such as Agrarian System of Mughal India (1556-1707). The 86-year-old scholar, who was a professor of history at Aligarh Muslim University from 1969 to 1991, has had a strong stance against Hindu and Islamic fundamentalism. A Marxist historian, Habib has written books on the Vedas and the Vedic age and has been fiercely committed to secularism.

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