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Satish Chandra
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Born20 November 1922(1922-11-20)
Died13 October 2017(2017-10-13) (aged 94)
Alma materAllahabad University[1]
Known forAuthoring books about medieval Indian history

Satish Chandra (20 November 1922 – 13 October 2017)[2][3] was an Indian historian whose main area of specialisation was medieval Indian history.[4]

Chandra has been described as of India's leading scholars of the Moghul period and as one of India's most influential historians.[1] His book, Medieval India, has been widely used as a textbook in schools and colleges around India.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Avril, Powell (October 1995). "Reviews: Satish Chandra: Mughal religious policies: the Rajputs and the Deccan". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) 58 (3): 582. doi:10.1017/S0041977X0001332X . Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  2. Chandra, Satish (2005) (in en). Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals Part - II. Back-flap: Har-Anand Publications. ISBN 978-81-241-1066-9 . 
  3. "Historian Satish Chandra passes away". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  4. T.K. Rajalakshmi (28 April – 11 May 2001). "Targeting history". Frontline. Retrieved 21 March 2009.