About the Book :
The focus of the present volume on India as it was in 1994-95 & 1995-96. In this compilation it has been end eavoured to give all important facets of not only India but also the world as a whole. Challenges facing the world, comparative country profile relating to Economic and Social Development and Significant International Reports have been included. Relating to India, it has been attempted to provide almost all embracing facts and figures with regard to various sectors of development since 1947. Detailed account has been given about im-portant aspects, as well as other topical areas which are of significant in any discussion on India. It is hoped that, like the previous editions. This would be of equal interest to a large category of readers from different disciplines and professions, administrators, business magnates, Economic analysts, journalists, planners, researchers, students, 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.