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An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Modern Indian History (1757-1947)

A.N. Kapoor (Editor) V.P. Gupta (Editor) Mohini Gupta (Editor)
Synopsis The present work An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Modern India is the fourth publication under the ongoing series An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Indian History and Culture and aims to be a reference manual for the modern period of Indian history and culture, encompassing the major developments and forces which were responsible for the subjugation of India as well as its resurgence during the years 1757-1947. The work has been designed in the format of an encyclopaedic dictionary comprising four sections: (i) Historical Perspectives; (ii) The Dictionary; (iii)Select Chronology; and (iv) Select Bibliography. It is hoped that the compendium would be found useful by a wide spectrum of our enlightened public, including journalists, writers, policy makers, teachers and students.
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About the authors

A.N. Kapoor

A.N. Kapoor After obtaining M.A., D.Phil, in English from Allahabad University, Dr. Kapoor taught English at Agra and Delhi Universities for over four decades and has edited, compiled and authored more than hundred titles including reference books, encyclopaedias and language dictionaries. His dictionary of geographical terms published in 1955 was the first work of its kind in Hindi. His comprehensive English-Hindi dictionary stands as the crowning work of the four decade long effort. The lexicon is considered a work of tremendous relevance for the entire gamut of bilingual activity, being undertaken in the country as almost all levels of our social system, educational institutions and government department.

V.P. Gupta

A former Professor at Delhi University, Chief Editor, Mecmillan India and Deputy Director, Institute of constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, V.P.Gupta is presently Secretary, Radha Kamal Mukerji Memorial Society. While he has been engaged in teaching, research and publishing activity for the last four decades, he has of late been concentrating on a study of Indian Freedom Movement, its ideas, events, personalities and forces which have laid the foundations of contemporary India along with all its triumphs and tragedies.

Mohini Gupta

A constant collaborator in the intellectual pursuits of her husband V.P. Gupta she is co-author in a number of his publications including an Encyclopaedia of History and Culture of Punjab, and biographical studies of Raja Rammohun Roy, Swami Dayaand Saraswati, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. A two-volume study of India since independence critically examines the triumphs and tragedies of Indian people during the last fifty five years. These books brought out in both the languages - English and Hindi - have been widely acclaimed as the harbinger of awareness about the ideals of our freedom struggle.

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Bibliographic information

Title An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Modern Indian History (1757-1947)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Radha Publications
Language: English
isbn 817487285X
length viii+272p., Bibliography; 23cm.
Subjects History