Bishweshwar Nath Reu

Bisheshwar Nath Reu (2 July 1890 – 1947) was an Indian historian. He started his career as an assistant to Gaurishankar Hirachand Ojha, and learned the ancient Dingal language from him.[1] Later, he was appointed as the head of the Department of History (by Maharaja Sumer Singh of Jodhpur),[1] Department of Archaeology (by Maharaja Ummed Singh of Jodhpur),[1] the Sardar Museum, the Pustak Prakash (Manuscript Library) and Sumer Public Library of the erstwhile princely state of Jodhpur.[2] Mahamahopadhyaya He made his mark as a historian, epigraphist, numismatist and Sanskritist, he is best known for his history of Marwar.[3]


Reu published Bharat ke Prachin Rajvansh with the three volumes being released in 1920, 1921 and 1935 respectively. Raja Bhoja was published in 1932, these books were written in Hindi.[4] In 1933, a revised and enlarged version of material from volume 3 of Bharat ke Prachin Rajvansh was published ( in English ) as History of the Rashtrakutas.[5] The two volumes of Marwar ka Itihas ( in Hindi ) reached the public in 1938 and 1940. Coins of Marwar was published in 1946 and a biography of Rathod Durgadas was released in 1948.



  1. 1 2 3 Rajasthan History and Culture:An Encyclopaedia, Fourth Edition, Jain Prakashan Mandir, Jaipur, 2013, p. 422
  2. Srivastava, V.S., Editor (1981), Cultural contours of India p38, Abhinav Publications Delhi ISBN 0-391-02358-6
  3. Sharma, Dasharatha (1970), Lectures on Rajput History and Culture p1, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi
  4. Cultural contours of India p38
  5. Library of Congress catalog

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