Hukum Singh Panwar
Hukum Singh Panwar (Pauria) (born:20.10.1927-death:14.4.1999) is a reputed Jat historian from Haryana. He wrote the book - The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations, 1993. Publisher - Manthan Publications, Rohtak, Haryana. ISBN 81-85235-22-8. He was ex. Principal of the Chhotu Ram College of Education, Rohtak, Haryana.
Education and Career
He did M.A. (Pol. Sc.), B.T. and B.Ed. degrees from the Punjab University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Extension Course in Secondary Education (ECSE) from the Ministry of Education, Govt of India. He was a fellow of the Punjab University, and an effective member of various bodies of the Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and M.D. University, Rohtak, also.
As Coordinator of the Extension Services Department of the College, he organized numerous Seminars and Workshops in collaboration with the NCERT for the benefit of in-service teachers of all levels and delivered talks on various aspects of education. He read papers to that effect in the National, Asian and International Education Conferences. He is one of the founders of the Punjab College Teachers Union and a member of the NATE.
A number of talks on the history and folk culture of Haryana have been broadcast by the A.I.R. He has contributed various papers to Journals and Souvenirs on the Jats, and their leaders and saints. He has traveled over the whole of our country, Europe, and the "New World" in search of sources for the present treatise. His monograph on the "Jats of Haryana" has been published by the Anthropological Survey of India. Shri Pawar would like to be regarded as basically a Teacher-Educator who has dribbled into the Jat History.
He lived in Rohtak, and was the Principal of a College there. His daughter lives in Canada, and he visited Canada often. He brought a depth of vision and in-depth detailed research to his work. The list of references and bibliography quoted is extremely extensive to put it mildly. The footnotes to his reference make interesting reading, for they are monographs in themselves, which can and do stand-alone.
He brought a lot of original thinking to his research.
When the historiography of Jat history if written, Professor Pauria's name will stand out as one of the leading historians of his times.
The book, originally printed by Manthan Publications, Rohtak, Haryana, is now out of print.
- The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations, 1993, was the product of a lifetime labour of love. Other books by him are:
- "The Jats of Haryana", (accepted for Publication by Anthropological Survey of India, Dehra Dun).
- "The Institution of Marriage among Jats of Haryana". (accepted for publication by The Eastern Anlhropologists, Lucknow).
- In Press: a. The Ethnicity of Krishna-Vasudeva, b. The Parasurama Myth. c. The Gotras and Pravaras of the Jats
He passed away on 14.4.1999.
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