Government and Politics in India: A Bibliographical Study of Contemporary Scenario Chronicling Rajiv Gandhi Era
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About the Book :
The main focus of the bibliographical references culled from various sources in the present CICIL publication is on Government and politics in India bearing particular reference to role, achievements and failures of Rajiv Ganghi during his five years as Prime Minister and the period when he was out of the office, tracing the contemporary scenario from his childhood. The bibliography provides detailed information on most aspects of contemporary Government and politics as also that of Rajiv Gandhi life and times. Since his strength and weaknesses are linked with the Congress (I) Party and Government, Congress (I) activities and inroads have received a wide coverage every attempt has been made to include the material which represents the views of both his admirers and adversaries. Since efforts have been made to make it as comprehensive as possible, it is hoped that its volume will prove an excellent guide for the researchers and the serious students of Indian history.
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.
Rajeev Kumar Sharma (b. 1966) Librarian in Directorate of Education, Delhi, has a Bechelor degree in Library and Information Science from Delhi University. He also earned Honours in Botany and Masters in Chemistry from Meerut University. He has a long experience of bibliographic documentation. His earlier publication jointly with S.P. AGRAWAL is Weaker Section in Indian Society: Index to Writings in Indian Scholarly Journals (1886-1990). He is presently associated with a publication on Indian Writings on Science and Technology.