as an important member of the National Commission of the History of Sciences in India and. "Keynote Address" at the National Seminar, Department of Archaeology, University of Calcutta, in Historical Archaeology of India (A dialogue between Archaeologists and Historians., Amita Ray and Samir Mukherjee, Books and Books, New Delhi, 1990,. . He served as professor and dean of the History Department at Delhi University from 19731978. 9 Sharma was foremost among the Indian intellectuals who wanted historians to realise that the discipline of history was not just about what happened in the past but what its lessons were for imaginatively and intelligently responding to the challenges of the present. "Iron and Urbanisation in the Ganga Basin IHR, Vol.1,.1, March 1974,. . He was the founding chairperson of Indian Council of Historical Research from 19721977. "Post-Gupta Polity in Bihar (c.
In his booklet, Communal History and Rama's Ayodhya, he writes, " Ayodhya seems to have emerged as a place of religious pilgrimage in medieval times. "Communication and Propaganda in Indian Civilization Communication and change in the developing countries,., Daniel Lerner., Honolulu, East-West Centre Press, 1967. 14, (December 1999. "Disarming of the Peasants under the Mauryas Enquiry,.6, 1962,. . "Prachina Bharatiya Sahitya mein Stri aur Shudra ke Sammilita Ullekha jbrs, xxxvi (iiiiv 1950,. . Valmiki Ramayana, Balakanda, 10 Sargas, Baroda edn., jbrs, XL,.