Library and Literacy Movement for National Development

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  • Author :Sahib Singh
  • Year of Publication :2004
  • ISBN: :9788180690655
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXVI, 286
  • Size: 25 cms
  • Categories: Library Sciences

About the Book :

This book examines the role of libraries in eradication of illiteracy and alleviation of poverty in India. Providing general information about illiteracy, population explosion, unemployment and poverty, it highlights past, present and future scenario of literacy along with the major factors responsible for illiteracy. It also correlates growth of population and illiteracy in India. Defining a public library, its functions, objectives and barriers in its effective use, the book presents an account of various literacy and adult education programmes run by the government, national and international agencies, individuals and NGOs. It also deals with library and literacy movement in Delhi, and suggests to create a network of library and literacy centre for eradication of illiteracy from rural Delhi. The book is of immense use to policy- makers, researchers, NGOs and library professionals.

About Author :

Sahib Singh, a Ph.D. in Library Science from Delhi University, is presently Union Cabinet Minister of Labour. Earlier he has held positions of Education Minister and then the Chief Minister of Delhi. He has long experience as a practising librarian in Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University, Delhi from where he had to take premature retirement due to political preoccupations.