A.L. Basham
Professor Arthur Llewellyn Basham (24 May 1914 – 27 January 1986) was a noted historian and Indologist and author of a number of books.

He taught history of India at the SOAS becoming reader in South Asian history in 1953 and professor in 1957. He was the director of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 1964-65 and from 1965-70 was the foundation professor and head of the new department of Oriental (Asian) civilization(s) in the faculty of Oriental (Asian) studies at the Australian National University, Canberra. He served as dean of the faculty from 1968-70. In 1970 he became vice president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, of which he was a foundation fellow and in 1976 was elected vice president of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.

In the 1960s and 1970s Basham also held several visiting professorships in USA and India.

AL Basham died on 27 January 1986 in Kolkata, India.
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