Indian historian, academician dies at 84





The writings of historian A Sreedhara Menon who died here on Friday are the most important references on Kerala history.

Sreedhara Menon was born on December 18, 1925 at Ernakulam. After securing a first class in SSLC exam, he proceeded to the Madras University and passed the Intermediate Examination. In 1944, with the support of a Maharaja's scholarship, he completed his BA from the Maharaja's College, Ernakulam winning the Gold Medal. He completed the MA from Madras University in 1948 also with a first rank in history. He began his career as a teacher at St.Thomas College, Thrissur, and later joined the University College, Thiruvananthapuram, in 1949 as a lecturer in the Departments of History and Politics. In 1953, he obtained his MA in Political Science, specialising in International Relations from Harvard University with the aid of a Fulbright travel grant and a SmithMundt Scholarship....

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