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Library Movement and Library Development in Maharashtra and Goa

P S G Kumar (Author) Library in India Series

Maharashtra has a rich library tradition. Native general libraries have come-up in good number all over the state in 19th and early 20th century. Further 'Home Rule Libraries', 'Marathi Libraries' also were started with the objective of providing reading in the native Marathi Language. Starting with the Maharashtra Library Association (1921) several associations were founded to spread the concept of reading and reading rooms. This book gives not only the history of libraries in Maharashtra, but also a detailed account of the public library system; committee on public libraries; Detailed account of some important public libraries; detailed  account of some important public libraries, special libraries and academic libraries. Also discusses the library education, library personnel and a chronology of library events. Subjects like Maharashtra archives; Bibliographic Control; Marathi Viswakosh; Maharashtra State Gazetters are added. Thus the book gives a comprehensive account of libraries in he State of Maharashtra.

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About the author

P S G Kumar

Dr P S G Kumar is a prolific writer in the field of library and information science. He wrote about 70 books and 142 papers which include Indian Library Chronology (2 editions); Indian Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (23 volumes); Kumar’s Curriculum Series (16 volumes); and Library in India Series (10 volumes); etc. He has a distinguished first class career from BSc (Ag) to MLibSc. He earned doctorate from Gulbarga University. He was associated and also headed several national and international bodies like Indian Library Association (ILA); Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS) for 12 years; Joint Council of Library Association in India (JOCLAI); Library Association of SAARC countries (LASAARC) (one term of two Years); Good Offices Committee (GOC); Vidarbha Academic Library Association (VALA)n for 4 years; and Council Member of IASLIC for two terms; etc. Friends, students and admirers instituted Dr P S G Kumar Oration on Library and Information Science (with RTM Nagpur University); Dr P S G Kumar Life-Time Achievement Award (with ILA); and Dr P S G Kumar Library Foundation at Nagpur which is sponsoring Mahiti Yug (Information Age), a quarterly journal in Marathi; and Information Age in English.

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Bibliographic information

Title Library Movement and Library Development in Maharashtra and Goa
Author P S G Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.09.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176466085
length xii+595p., Tables; Figures; Index; 23cm.