|Died||November 26, 2015 (aged 82)|
|Other names||辛島 昇|
|Occupation||Professor, Writer, Historian|
|Awards||Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize |
|Institutions||University of Tokyo |
Epigraphical Society of India
Japan Association for South Asian Studies
International Association of Tamil Research (IATR)
|Main interests||South Indian History |
South Asian History
Noboru Karashima (辛島 昇, Karashima Noboru, 24 April 1933 – 26 November 2015) was a Japanese historian, writer and Professor Emeritus in University of Tokyo, Japan. He also served as Professor Emeritus at the Taisho University, Japan. He was a prominent scholar of Asia in the studies of south Indian and South Asian histories. He has rewritten historical accounts on medieval south India and published a number of writings.
Professor Karashima played a critical role in developing Indo-Japan cultural ties and was conferred the Padma Shri award in 2013, one of India's highest civilian award, for his contribution in the field of literature and education. In a rare gesture the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh handed over the award personally to Professor Karashima in Tokyo. He died of leukemia in November, 2015.
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