About Bishweshwar Nath Reu
Bisheshwar Nath Reu (1890–1966) was the head of the Department of History, Department of Archaeology, the Sardar Museum, the Pustak Prakash (Manuscript Library) and Sumer Public Library of the erstwhile princely state of Jodhpur.
Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Reu made his mark as a historian, epigraphist, numismatist and Sanskritist, he is best known for his history of Marwar.
Pandit Reu published Bharat ke Prachin Rajvansh with the three volumes being released in 1920, 1921 and 1935 respectively. Raja Bhoja was published in 1932, these books were written in Hindi. In 1933, a revised and enlarged version of material from volume 3 of Bharat ke Prachin Rajvansh was published ( in English ) as History of the Rashtrakutas. The two volumes of Marwar ka Itihas ( in Hindi ) reached the public in 1938 and 1940. Coins of Marwar was published in 1946 and a biography of Rathod Durgadas was released in 1948.
In the threshold of his career, Visheshwar Nath Reu sought appointment in the Bardic Chronicle Department of Jodhpur Government in 1916 A.D. He knew Sanskrit and English and soon after learnt Dingal at Ajmer under the guidance of Pandit G.H. Ojha.Impressed with his keen interest and unflagging devotion to Epigraphy and Numismatics, the Jodhpur Darbar was pleased to appoint him to the post of Assistant Superintendent, Government Museum, Jodhpur. The Museum attained commendable progress under his supervision. The Jodhpur Government made provision for a separate section of Archaeology oh his recommendation.
For about fifteen months, Reu also served as Professor of Sanskrit in the Jaswant College, Jodhpur. He, however, considered the profession of teaching to be a drain upon his meaningful pursuit of research. The Jodhpur Darbar, accordingly, relieved him and promoted him to hold the post of Superintendent, Museum and Sumer Public Library, Jodhpur. Reu held the office of the Superintendent Museum and Archaeology