Development of Education in India: A Historical Survey of Educational Documents before and after Independence (Volume-1)Development of Education in India Series
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About the Book :
Here is made available within the two hard covers, an invaluable reference work on the subject of education in India. The authors, in an earlier publication, the Indian Educational Documents Since Independence, had culled the essentials under 34 headings from authentic documents till 1970. Now in a wider sweep, they have gone back to the records of the pre-Independence era as well, and also brought the post-independence coverage up to 1985. A yet another part of the volume sets down in capsule form, ascertainable facts of the history of education in the country. A product of painstaking research, this vade-mecum will be useful to all those engaged in the field of education in various capacities, to legislators at the Centre and in the States, to media men, in fact to a variety of people here and abroad.
About Author :
A. Biswas, IAS (Retd,) is a well known educationalist. He was formerly Director of Education, Delhi and Vice-Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education. He attended courses of education in the University of Southern California and participated in a number of Conferences and Seminars in the U.S.A. and England. He has a dozen of books on education to his credit. His publications include Encyclopeadia Dictionary and Directory of Education Volumes I & II; Indian Educational Documents since Independence; Comparative Education; Education in India; The New Educational Patterns in India; Indian Costumes.
S.P. Agrawal (b. 1929) was Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre, ICSSR, and Member Secretary, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Information Network in Social Sciences (APINESS). In 1988 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Honoris Causa) by International University Foundation. Presently, he is Member, Round Table on Research in Reading, IFLA, and Member, International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation. He is also Member of Board of Studies of National Archives of India and Hindi Advisory Committee, Ministry of Coal, Government of India. Born and brought up in the cradle of freedom movement which he joined at the tender age of twelve, he gained an insight into political problems and 'developed a sense of responsibility which bore fruit as an information scientist committed to Gandhiji's philosophy and action-plan in the field and its social concept. He. has written extensively on various aspects of education, Indian Polity and library and information science.