About the Book :
Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of modern India, was a man of dynamic vision, intellectual integrity and profound qualities of leadership. His adoption of the socialist pattern of society for India resulted in the country’s taking massive strides into modernisation. An attempt has been made in this book to collect the thoughts of Jawaharlal Nehru on social issues at one place. Thirteen different aspects discussed by him at different places and points of time have been brought together. The aspects covered are: social philosophy of life; political and economic systems; historiography; democratic ideals; national reconstruction; national integration; education; women; youth; children; social problems; communication and communications; and peace on earth and good will for all. The best way to pay homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on the eve of his birth centenary is to present to the reading world a bouquet of his ideas. This is what the present book precisely does.
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.