Modern History of Punjab: A Look Back into Ancient Peaceful Punjab Focusing Confrontation and Failures leading to Present Punjab Problem and A Peep Ahead
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About the Book :
This is perhaps the first book of its type that includes as many as 110 documents for an objective study of the Punjab problem. The documents include letters, reports of various Committees and Commissions, and statements made to arrive at independent conclusions. The first chapter provides an overview of Punjab in various facets Cultural,, Economic, Educational and Industrial, etc. In the second chapter a review of birth of Sikhism along with brief sketch of the Ten Gurus is given. Nine chapters provide documents. A brief description of all the elections is provided in Chapter 19 with details of 1992 elections. A biographical sketch of prominent Akali leaders in Chapter 20 would help to understand their psyche. Chronology of events since 1819 is intended to enable the readers to have a quick view of events and persons. Significant details of all elections with a focus on 1992 elections provide enough data. Bibliography including more than 1500 entries may prove useful to readers who intend to go deeper in the matter.
About Author :
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.
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.