Overview for Friends of India: Biographical Profiles
In this book are portrayed, men and women who belonged to different countries, different races, different callings, at different times; all foreigners. Many of them were scholars; others were social and political workers, art critics and archaeologists, historians and administrators, pilgrims and doctors. The had, however, one thing in common: They were all well wishers and friends of India; through their noble efforts the image of India, appeared brighter in the eyes of the world. Apart from a knowledge about these people and their achievements, these biographical profiles teach a lesson in courage: that honest, earnest, dedicated work, even against heavy odds, is worth all the discomfort and inconvenience that it involves.
O.P. Jaggi (Editor)
O.P. Jaggi, an eminent medical scientist, is former professor and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi. He was also the Head of the Department of Clinical Research at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi. During his professional life extending over 40 years, he has traveled widely and researched on health problems under different environments. He is the author of History of Science, Technology and Medicine in India, a fifteen volume project, which is regarded as the authoritative work on the subject. He has been a member of the National Commission on Compilation of the History of Sciences in India, and Chairman of its Modern Period Committee.