About the Book :
This updated volume provides encyclopaedic information on India in particular and the world in general. The challenges facing the global socio-economic developments and significant international reports have been included. Relating to India it has been attempted to cover almost all embracing facts and figures regarding socio-political conditions and various sectors of development. This book, therefore, is indispensable for college and university libraries, professionals, administrators, researchers, students and, of course, for those who are preparing for competitive examinatons.
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.
Mithilesh Gupta (b. 1934) did her M.A. (Political Science) from Aligarh Muslim University, and B. Ed. From B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. She was awarded Best Teacher Award by Indian Council of Child Education, New Delhi. She has been assisting S.P. Agrawal in his writing work, in Political Science and Education in particular since 1957.