Prof R S Sharma was Professor and Head, Department of History, Delhi University. Earlier, he taught at Patna and Canada universities. He was also the founding Chairperson of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi. He has written both in English and Hindi.
His important works include: Sudras in Ancient India, Material Culture and Social Formations in Ancient India, Aspects of Political ideas and Institutions in Ancient India, Indian Feudalism, Looking for the Aryans, Advent of the Aryans in India, Early Medieval Indian Society- A Study in Feudalization, etc.