Overview for Spectrum of Nehru's Thought
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the great nationalist leader and the first Prime Minister of India, is famous for his contribution to historical, political and socio-economic thought. The multifaceted dimensions of his thought include various other fields of national life. The contributors of this volume â€“ L.L. Mehrotra (New Delhi) Professor B.G. Gokhale (America), L.S. Rathore, S.R. Goyal, A.C. Angrish, S.R. Bhansali (all Jodhpur) and numerous others are all specialists in different fields and disciplines. They have made a critical evaluation of the variegated description of the spectrum of Nehruâ€™s thought. Though now quite a large literature on Nehru has developed, yet we hope that this work, mostly from the pen of competent university academicians, will be a welcome addition to Nehruvian literature and throw new light on the prism-like quality of his thought.
Shankar Goyal (Editor)
Dr. Shankar Goyal (b. 1959), the young and ebullient author of the present monograph, is emerging very rapidly as one of the recognized authorities on the historiography of ancient India. He has already produced three monographs dealing with some aspects of ancient Indian history writing viz. History and Historiography of the Age of Harsha (Jodhpur, 1992), Aspects of Ancient Indian History and Historiography (New Delhi, 1993) and History Writing of Early India (Jodhpur, 1996). He has co-edited a number of works with such eminent scholars as Professors G.C. Pande, B. Ch. Chhabra and Jagannath Agrawal which are directly or indirectly concerned with this discipline, including Political History in a Changing World (Jodhpur, 1992), Reappraising Gupta History (New Delhi, 1992) and S.R. Goyal: His Multidimensional Historiography (New Delhi, 1992). He has also-co-edited several other monographs with Shri M.C. Joshi and Dr. Sobhag Maghur which include King Chandra and the Meharauli Pillar (Meerut, 1989), Spectrum of Nehruâ€™s Thought (New Delhi, 1994) and Rajasthan Bharati, in two volumes (Jodhpur, 1995) and authored more than seventy research articles. His research output in a period of less than six years has been stupendous, and its originality and quality superb, as is evident from the reviews of his works appearing in national and international journals. Dr. Shankar Goyal did his graduation from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, post-graduation from the Deccan College, Pune, and Doctrate on Main Trends in Indian Historiography Since Independence from the University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, where he is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History.
Sobhag Mathur (Author)
Dr. Sobhag Mathur is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur. His doctoral thesis struggle for Responsible Government in Marwar published in 1984is a well-known contribution to the study of modern history of Rajasthan. An authority on modern Indian history, he has authored numerous research papers. His book on the Hindu Mahasabha is in the press.