Introduction to the Works of Dharampal

In this instructive video Claude Alvares introduces the crucial work carried out by Dharmpal (1922-2006) in Indian History. Alvares shares his personal story of encountering Dharmpal's work while pursuing his doctoral studies in Netherlands. He explains how this chance encounter turned his view about Indian sciences. Alvares was also fortunate to meet and interact closely with Dharampal for several years.

Alvares speaks eloquently about lone journey that Dhrampal had taken, without any institutional support, to extricate research papers, journals, and books from archives of Britain. It took him almost twenty-five years to bring out the true picture of 18th and 19th century India as depicted by the British themselves.