On the history section there is some material I have posted.

This is an important issue for her work is being accpted in India and abroad as genuine scholarship

Please take an interest.

Who is Nonica Datta, and why should Jats be interested in her.
Nonica Datta is a lecturer in History at Miranda College, Delhi University

Apparently a graduate of the JNU school of history, by that I mean that JNU has basically a Marxist view of history which it encourages.

She did a PhD at Cambridge England, and went on to teach Miranda College.

The bio data below is from the Miranda house web site.

Nonica Datta, M.A., M. Phil. (JNU), Ph.D. (Cambridge). Has specialized in Modern Indian history; Her publications include forming an Identity: A Social History of the Jats (OUP, Delhi, 1999) and several articles relating to social and cultural history of North India


The title of the book is deceiving, for it is only restricted to a study of some Jats. From 1880 to 1936, but she would have us believe that her book covers all Jats

When I bought the book I was looking forwrad to an academic dissertation. One OUP executive tolf me he was surprised OUP published the boook, but it was done as a political favor.

Her P. hd was on the Jats of S. E. Punjab,

The making of a Jat identity in the S.E. Punjab, c.1880-1936. Nonica Datta. (Professor C.A. Bayly.) Cambridge Ph.D. 1995.
http://www.ihrinfo.ac.uk/ihr/Resources/Theses/tc95.html

She has published a number of articles on Jats history and culture. Indeed she is fast becoming an authority on Jats.

Who is she?

A Google search shows that one VN Datta is a historian, and wrote some books on Indian History, and had some influence with the JNU historical circles. Is this his daughter, niece ?

She does come across as some one not favorable to the Jats, and her approach has a casteist flavor

I am posting two of her articles, on Mrs. Subhashini Malik, the great Jat educator. She plans to release a book on her, and if there comments in her article are anything to go by, be forewarned.

Her book contains much false and derogatory material about the Jats.

For those with an interest I will urge that you borrow the book form a library, to see how negative and derogatory it is.

Ravi