About the Book :
Although the focus of this volume is oh India of 1990-91, yet it provides useful overview of significant developments that took place during the period under review, A considerable portion is devoted to a comparative data concerning demography, economy, literacy and education, etc., of 170 countries. Major events of the year given in the book provide a panoramic, view of almost everything important that happened in India as well as in the world. The book, among others and in particular gives a lot of useful information about 1991 Census and Economic Package (Devaluation, Fiscal Measures, etc.). The book also includes valuable details about important topics, like Energy Conservation, Environ- mental Protection, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. It is hoped that like the previous editions, this would be of equal interest to both students and a large category of readers from different disciplines and professions, administrators, business magnets, economic analysts, journalists, planners, researchers, etc., and those preparing for various competitive examinations.
About Author :
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.
J.C. Aggarwal (b. 1928), has a varied experience in the field of education. He was Deputy Director of Education and Executive Director of Education and Executive Director of Delhi Bureau of Text Books under Delhi Administration. He has organised and attended any conferences, seminars and workshops in education. Shri Aggarwal has authored more than seventy books on various aspects of social sciences.