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In an interview with Murali N. Krishnaswamy for The Hindu, Mahesh Rangarajan (Krea Univ.),the AHA’s 2021 honorary foreign member, spoke about how his work fit with that of previous honorary foreign members and why he felt it resonated with the AHA. “Scholars are both researchers and teachers, and the foreign members of the AHA, going back to Germany’s Leopold von Ranke [the first-ever recipient of the AHA honorary foreign membership (1886)] saw history also as a discipline that educates and informs debate,” Rangarajan said. “I think the fact that much of my work is accessible may also be a factor.”