Overview for The Ambedkar Era
The theme has deep bearing on long and chequered career of the great Harijan or Dalit leader, commonly known as Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. From his early days he began to realise that the Harijanâ€™s social status is â€˜very poorâ€™ in the Indian society. In fact he was the victim at several fora. But he waited till he received the highest academic status in U.K. and U.S.A. Having equipped himself well academically, he began to think actively for the upliftments.
Ramesh Chandra (Author)
Dr. Ramesh Chandra is currently Principal Scientist & Head. Crop Improvement & Production Division at Central Institute for Sub Tropical Horticulture, Lucknow. He has over 30 years of experience in micropropagation, in vitro conservation & molecular biology of potato, mango, guava, papaya, litchi etc. he was instrumental in initiating & shaping potato biotechnology at Central Potato Research Institute. Shimla and initiated biotechnology research at CISH, Lucknow. Dr. Chandra has undergone tissue culture and molecular biology training at Peru, Phillippines and China as visiting scientist. He worked with John Dodds, Tissue Culture Specialist of International Potato Centre, Lima, Peru on potato micropropagation and in vitro germplasm management. He has almost 125 research publications including a book on Comprehensive Potato Biotechnology to his credit. Dr. Chandra has traveled widely and participated in various national and international conference. He is a life member of many scientific societies and fellow of Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding. He has successfully completed research projects funded by DBT, UPDASP, NATP and running five research projects funded by different agencies.
Dr. Sangh Mittra (Author)
Dr. Sangh Mittra is Deputy Director (Research) in Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, a National Institute of repute. Besides her academic responsibilities in the council, she is intensively involved in other academic activities. She is an eminent social scientist and author of more then three dozen books in History and Archaeology and several research in reputed research journal. She did her M.A., L.L.B, Ph.D. in Archaeology from University of Lucknow and is submitting her D. Litt. Work shortly. She has been presenting research papers in National and International seminars and member of International and national Institutions, societies and has academic links with numerous institutions of higher learning. She is honorary professor and director of B.R. Ambedkar Social Sciences Institute, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, U.P.