In 2009, The
Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) started six special research
projects which include compilation of 'Dictionary of Martyrs: India's Freedom
Struggle'. This is to be completed by December end, this year.
Irani, (television actress and human resource development minister) has stated
that there are at present six special research projects in hand by ICHR. She wrote
it in a reply to Rajya Sabha.
Rs 1.5 crore had already been incurred as an expenditure on the special project
Dictionary of Martyrs: India's Freedom Struggle (1857-1947)' confirmed the
state minister in her reply.
project sanctioned in 1973 "'Towards Freedom: Documents on the Movement for
Independence in India" which was declared as completed had the state spending
Rs 2.45 crore on it. Its printing is however, still in progress.
projects which are in the pipeline next include 'Documents on Economic History
during the British Rule in Northern and Western India in the late Nineteenth
Century: Quality of Life', 'Translation of Dutch Sources (1617-30)' and
'Survey, Collection and Documentation of Archival Sources of North East India'.
All of these were started in 2012.
project which was sanctioned in 1990 is still ongoing, namely, 'Dictionary of
Socio Economic and Administrative Terms in Indian/South Asian Inscriptions'.