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Govind Chandra Pande (1923 - ) is one of India's best known historians of the Vedic and the Buddhist periods. He has served a professor of ancient history and vice-chancellor at Jaipur and Allahabad universities. He was also the chairman of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla for several years, the Chairman of Allahabad museum Society and the Chairman of Central Tibetan Society, Sarnath Varanasi.

He has edited several volumes of ancient history in Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture.

His most recent work (in June 2008) is a translation and explanation of the RIG VEDA in Hindi that has been published by Lokbharti Booksellers and Distributors, Allahabad (under the aegis of Lokbharti proprietor Mr. Dinesh Chandra Grover). This is the first of a four part series, and covers the third, fourth and fifth mandalas of the sacred text and is generally dedicated to Agni - the sacred fire. This volume also has the translation of the sacred Gayatri Mantra.


  • बौद्ध धर्म के विकास का इतिहास
  • अपोहसिद्धि
  • न्यायबिन्दु
  • मूल्य मीमांसा
  • वैदिक संस्कृति
  • Studies in the Origins of Buddhism
  • The Meaning and Process of Culture
  • Life and Thought of Sankaracharya
  • ऋग्वेद (Published by Lokbharti Booksellers and Distributors, Allahabad)

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