Historical Sources in Punjab State Archives Chandigarh: A Study

Dilbag Singh

Abstract


History is a study of facts, their analysis and interpretation. History consists of a corpus of ascertained facts. Historical sources lead to the establishment of historical facts. The sources for the study can be primary and secondary. Archives is a place where the records, public or private (primary sources), are stored. An archive is the treasure house of valuable material and information. In this paper I have tried to provide information on the important historical sources which are available in Punjab State Archives. A brief history, meaning and role of the archives in promoting communal harmony and national integration have also been described. Punjab State Archives has been the biggest repository of archival material in North India. It contains a vast quantum of source material pertaining not only to the past history of Punjab but also to the freedom struggle of India.


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Archives, Punjab, Records, Material

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