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Milestones: Era of Freedom

Mohini Gupta (Author) V P Gupta (Author) A N Kapoor (Author)
Synopsis This twelfth Volume in the series Cross-currents of Indian History and Culture. It concentrates on the achievements of the first five decades of Indian freedom. The story starts from 15 August 15, 1947, when India gained freedom and continues till the end of the 1997 when the people celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their Intemperance. The volume is divided into two sections. Section One entitled The Golden Jubilee: An Introspection deals with the success and limitations of our democratic experience. It covers the crucial areas of nation's life and times including political life, economy, infrastructure, science and technology and human development. Section Two called Milestones comprise a chronology of national events till the year of the Golden Jubilee of Independence. It contains capsuled information on all the landmarks in diverse fields like national politics, foreign relations. Armed Forces, Infrastructure, Industry, Finance, Religion, Communications, Transport, Arts, Literature, Sports etc. Some of these historic events have shaped the destiny of the country.
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About the authors

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.

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.

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Bibliographic information

Title Milestones: Era of Freedom
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Radha Publications
Language: English
isbn 8174874852
length xii+340p.
Subjects History