Dr Raj Pal Singh

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Dr Raj Pal Singh

Dr Raj Pal Singh Janghu (डॉ. राजपाल सिंह जांघू) is an author from Yamunanagar, Haryana. He has a flair for writing and evinces a keen interest in research and academic discussions on varied issues especially like the role of leaders connected with farming community, the Jats in the freedom movement and nation building and other contemporary issues. He is associated with teaching profession since 1975 and retired on 31.12.2013 as Associate Professor and Head, Department of History Mukand Lal National (P.G.) College Yamuna Nagar: 135001 (Haryana).

Birth and Education

Dr. Singh was born on 14th December, 1953 in a family of moderate means belonging to Janghu clan of Jats of village Bilawal, Tehsil, Dadri, District Bhiwani. His father was Chaudhary Darya Singh and his mother is Smt. Chandrawati. He received his early education at his village school followed by studying at Govt. Middle School, Atela Khurd and ultimately passing his Matriculation from Govt. High School Birhi Kalan. He obtained his B.A. degree from GVMGRR College, Charkhi Dadri (affiliated to Punjab University) in 1973; and obtained Degree of Master of Arts in History in 1975 from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Subsequently, he obtained Master of Arts in English from Kurukshetra University and PGDMB from PTU, Jalandhar. Meerut University, Meerut awarded him the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History in 1986.

Awards/Recognitions received

Dr. Raj Pal Singh, Associate Professor in History, awarded Certificate of Merit for his Contribution in the field of Education by Haryana State Government on 26th January, 2004, Republic Day Celebrations Functions at Tejali (Haryana).

Membership of Committees/Societies

Dr. Raj Pal Singh has visited various parts of India as well as a few places abroad like Dubai, Amsterdam and Suriname.

He is actively associated with a number of educational and social institutions. He has been

  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of History, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra;
  • Member, Board of Governors, Board of School Education, Haryana, Bhiwani;
  • Member, Haryana State Literacy Mission Authority, Chandigarh;
  • Member, Haryana Sahitya Academy, Chandigarh;
  • Coordinator, National Manuscripts Mission, HRD Ministry, GOI, Dist. Yamuna Nagar;
  • Member, GGS Martial Arts Govt. Museum, Kapal Mochan, Dist. Yamuna Nagar;
  • Life Member: Haryana Environmental Society Regd., Yamuna Nagar;
  • Member, Indian History Congress; Member, Punjab History Conference, Patiala; and
  • Member/Staff Representative, Mukand Lal National College Governing Body, Yamunanagar.

He is actively associated with voluntary blood donation movement and has himself donated blood for 41 times. He is active also in save environment activities.

Research related activities

Dr. Singh mainly concentrates on exploring and reconstructing History of farming community in general and the Jats in particular as his research activities and Publications that follow herein under indicates:

Topic of his Ph. D. Thesis was: “A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE ROLE OF THE JATS IN THE POLITICS OF INDIA UNDER BHARATPUR STATE (A.D. 1722-1768) and he is currently working on ‘Socio-Economic and Cultural Changes in Haryana since 1966’ under the UGC Post Doctoral Minor Research Project Scheme. He has also supervised a number of students of Master of Philosophy in History who have completed their dissertations on the topics related with the reconstruction of the History of the Jats and have obtained their degrees successfully from various universities.

Dr. Raj Pal Singh regularly keeps in touch with the latest trends in history and historiography. He has attended over hundred seminars and conferences including participating as a delegate from India in ‘VIIth Vishawa Hindi Samelan’ held in Suriname (South America) in 2003.

The list of his publications is fairly long which includes books, articles and research papers as reproduced herein:

Books Authored:

1. Rise of the Jat Power, 1988, Harman Publishing House, New Delhi.

2. Ror Itihas kee Ek Jhalak, 1987, Pal Publications, Santpura, Yamuna Nagar.

3. Devi Lal: The Man of the Masses, 1988, Veenu Printers and Publishers, Yamuna Nagar.

4. Green Revolution, 1990, Harman Publishing House, New Delhi.

5. Perspectives on Education, 1996, Harman Publishing House, New Delhi.

6. Banda Bahadur: His Life and Times, 1998, Harman Publishing House, New Delhi.

7. Life and Times of Prof. Tilak Raj Chadha, Harman Publishing House, New Delhi.

8. The Sikhs: Their Journey of Five Hundred Years, 2003, Bhavana Books and Prints, Delhi.

9. Studies in History of the Jats, Volume I: Ballabhgarh, 2008, Harman Publishing House, Delhi.

10. Chaudhary Devi Lal - Jeevan Avam Darshan, 2000, Harman Publishing House, New Delhi.

11. Martyr Raja Nahar Singh, Unsung Hero of 1857, (2008), Abhinav Publishing House, Meerut.

12. Chaudhary Ishwar Singh-His Life and Times, (2009), Harman Publishing House, New Delhi.

13. Eighteen Fifty Seven in Haryana,( accepted for Publication 2012), Harman Publishing House, Delhi.

14. (co-ed) Ch. Devi Lal Abhinandan Granth, (1989), Multi Media Publications, Delhi.

15. (co-ed), Jananayak Chaudhary Devi Lal (2001), Chaudhary Devi Lal Memorial Trust, Delhi.

16. History and Historiography of Haryana, (2013), VRVA Printers, Santpura, Yamunanagar.

Articles and Papers Published

• ‘Parentage of Maharaja Suraj Mal’ MDU Research Journal (Arts) Volume 2, No.1, April 1987, Rohtak.

• ‘Death of Maharaja Suraj Mal: A New Interpretation’ Journal of Haryana Studies, Volume. XVII, Nos. 1 & 2, 1985, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

• ‘The Green Revolution and Changing Face of Rural Haryana’ in Green Revolution—A Symposium, 1990, New Delhi.

• ‘Banda Bahadur: His Role and Place in History’ the Punjab Past and Present, Vol. XXIX part I & II, April/October 1995, Punjabi University, Patiala

• ‘Banda Bahadur: His Achievements and Support base’ Vol.46:10, The Sikh Review, Calcutta, October, 1998.

• ‘Banda Bahadur’s Relations with the House of Guru Gobind Singh’ K.U. Research Journal of Arts and Humanities, Kurukshetra 1988.

• ‘Life and work of Prof. Tilak Raj Chadha’ in Perspective on Education, New Delhi 1996.

• ‘New Farm Technology and Development of Agriculture in Haryana’ in Kautilya, Vol. IX, Nos.1-2, 1990.

• ‘Contribution of Chaudhary Devi Lal to Indian Polity during 1980-89’ Vol.3, No. II, September 2001, Federal India, Chandigarh.

• ‘Chaudhary Devi Lal- Jeevan Avam Prerak Prasang’, ‘Apna Tau’, Issue 1, No. 1, September 2001, Kurukshetra.

• ‘Jahandar Shah and The Sikh Uprising’ paper published in the proceedings of Punjab History Conference held at Punjabi University, Patiala, 2007.

• ‘A Profile of Chaudhary Devi Lal’ in Chaudhary Devi Lal Hirak Jayanti Abhinandan Granth, 1989.

• ‘Nationalist Turned Educationalist’ in Shri Tilak Raj Chadha Abhinandan Granth’, 1989.

• ‘The End of an Eventful Life: Death of Tilak Raj Chadha’, Harman’s Book World Vol. VI, No. 12, 1988, New Delhi.

• ‘Yamuna Nagar Ke Mahatvapiran Itihasic Sthal’ paper published by D.P.R.; Yamuna Nagar, 2000. • ‘The Jat-British Relations: 1765-68 A.D.’ paper published in the proceedings of Punjab History Conference held at Punjabi University, Patiala from 17-19 March, 2000.

• ‘First War of Indian Independence in Western Haryana and Role of the Ruler of Bikaner’ paper published in Sodhak, January-April 2008 issue, Jaipur.

• ‘Contribution of Swami Keshwanand in Freedom Movement and Nation Building’, in “The Jats, Their Role and Contribution to the Socio Economic Life and Polity of North-West India, Volume 3, ed. Dr. Vir Singh (2007), Delhi, pp. 175-186.

• ‘Unsung Martyr Raja Nahar Singh of Ballabhgarh’ in People’s Role in 1857 Uprising –Delhi and Neighbouring Region, in (ed.) Dr. Vir Singh in “The Jats, Their Role and Contribution to the Socio Economic Life and Polity of North-West India, Volume 3, (2007), Delhi, pp.245-250.

• ‘Historiography and Sources on Haryana in 1857’ in People’s Role in 1857 Uprising –Delhi and Neighbouring Region, in (ed.) Dr. Vir Singh in “The Jats, Their Role and Contribution to the Socio Economic Life and Polity of North-West India, Volume 3, (2007), Delhi, pp.165-182.

• ‘Role of Mahatma Gandhi in Sealing Destiny of Martyr Bhagat Singh’ in “The Life and Ideas of Shaheed Bhagat Singh: A lesson for Today,” ed. By Dr. Vir Singh (2010) Delhi, pp. 115-136.

• ‘The First Coalition Government (1968) Experiment in Haryana- an Analysis’ paper presented in ICSSR Sponsored Seminar held at DAV College Sadhaura District Yamuna Nagar on 15-16 September, 2007(proceedings published by the College).

Papers presented at Conferences and Seminars

  • Unpublished:

• ‘National Integration Council and Communal Harmony’ paper presented in ICSSR sponsored Seminar held at RKSD College, Kaithal from 24-25 January 1987.

• ‘Changing scenario of Rural Haryana’ paper presented in ICSSR sponsored Seminar at GNK College, Yamuna Nagar from 27-29 March 1990.

• ‘Role of Caste, Class and Communalism in the Pre-Independence Punjab’ paper presented in ICSSR sponsored Seminar at Arya Kanya Mahavidalya, Sahbad Markanda, (District Kurukshetra) on 11th November, 1988.

• ‘Secularism and Communal Harmony’ paper presented in ICSSR sponsored Seminar at Mukand Lal National College, Yamuna Nagar September 1988.

• ‘A peep into rapidly changing Rural Haryana’ paper presented on Haryana State Silver Jubilee Seminar held on November 1, 1991 at K.U.K.

• ‘Role of Raja Mahendra Pratap in Freedom Movement Abroad’ paper presented in three day National Seminar organized by M.S.E.S. New Delhi from December 9 to 11, 1995.

• ‘Nature of Medieval Indian State with Special Reference to Bharatpur State’ paper presented at Academic Staff College, J.N.U., Delhi on October 12, 1995.

• ‘Emergence of Regional Powers in Later Mughal Period with special reference to the Foundation of Bharatpur State’ paper presented at Academic Staff College, H.P.U. Shimla, on November 23, 1995.

• ‘The Peasant Movement at Chautala village: 1945-46’ paper presented in UGC sponsored National Seminar on Peasant in Indian History held on 24-25 March, 2000 at K.U.K.

• ‘Historical Trial of Raja Nahar Singh of Ballabhgarh’ paper presented in the National Seminar on History and Life of the Jat community- Trends and Prospects- organized by M.S.E. New Delhi, 27-29 January, 2001.

• ‘Indian Tradition of Environment Preservation’ in the National Seminar organized by H.E.S. (Regd) Yamuna Nagar, 3-4 March, 2001.

• ‘Chaudhary Devi Lal- His Mission and Contribution’ in the National Seminar on Life, Ideology and Contribution of Ch. Devi Lal organized by Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra from 2-3 July 2001.

• ‘Chaudhary Devi Lal Ka Avasan: Ek Yug Ka Avasan’ paper presented paper presented in State Government sponsored Seminar at Mukand Lal National College, Yamuna Nagar on 6th April 2002.

• ‘Contribution of Chaudhary Chhaju Ram in Freedom Movement and Nation Building’, paper presented in National Seminar organized by Gramothan Vidyapeeth, Sangria, Rajasthan from 7-9 April 2006.

• ‘Role of Western Haryana in 1857’, paper presented in UGC sponsored three Day National Seminar organized by K.U.K. from 7-9 December 2007.

• ‘Lessons from 1857 Events’ paper presented in ICHR sponsored seminar organized at Govt. College, Ambala Cantt.

• ‘Banda Bahadur and His Last Clash against the Mughals’ paper presented at the Punjab History Conference held at Punjabi University, Patiala from 17-19 March, 2006.

• ‘Swami Dayanand Saraswati on Uplift of Down-trodden and Women,’ paper presented at the National Seminar on the Life and Contribution of Swami Dayanand organised on 25th September 2010 at DAV College, Pundri- District Kaithal--Haryana.

• ‘Growth of Martyr Bhagat Singh as Intellectual Revolutionary,' paper presented in a Two-day National Seminar on ‘Ideological Evolution of Bhagat Singh’ sponsored by UGC and organized on 27th November and 28th November, 2010 at Dyal Singh College, Karnal-Haryana.

• ‘Coins of Tribal Republics as Source of History of Haryana,’ paper presented at the “National Seminar on Reconstruction of Socio-Economic Aspects from Literary and Archaeological Sources” organised on 16th-17th February, 2011 at JVMGRR College, Charkhi Dadri (Haryana).

  • ’Peasant Revolt in Agra Subah During the Late Eighteenth Century’ paper presented in UGC sponsored two-day seminar organized at M A. College Jagadhri (Haryana) on 19th-20th October, 2012.

His family:

Dr. Raj Pal Singh is married with Dr. Gayatri Singh. She is an M.A., Ph. D Hindi and M.Ed , and has recently retired from Education Department by taking VRS. They have one son and two daughters.

Contact:

  • Email : dr.rajpalsingh@rediffmail.com
  • Address : Formerly Head of Department of History, Mukand Lal National College, Yamunanagar-135001(Haryana)-India
  • Chaudhary Niwas, Near Mandrela Pilani Road, Vikas Nagar, Chirawa, District JJN - 333026 (Rajasthan)
  • Mobile Numbers : 09896100458; 09521730011