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Radhakamal Mukerjee: An Eminent Scholar, Saint and Social Worker

 
G.R. Madan (Editor)
Synopsis The book contains some of the ideas of Professor Radhakamal Mukherjee, who was one of the few multidisciplinarians of the twentieth century and wrote with equal ease on various aspects of society including economics, sociology, politics, civilizations, art, values, morals, philosophy mysticism and religion. He wrote about fifty books on various subjects. His view is that peace and prosperity in the world can only be brought out by religious teachings particularly as expounded in Bhagavad Gita and not by politicians. He was not only an eminent social scientist but a saint and voluntary social worker too, like Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Shanker Dayal Shama, President of India who was in personal contact with him as a teacher in Lucknow University Praised him for his simple living, high thinking and voluntary social work as mentioned in this book. Many foreign scholars have highly appreciated his writings and personal life. Professor Manuel Gottieb observes, "I hold Radhakamal Mukerjee in very high regards, he being to my mind one of the two or three outstanding minds in the social sciences in this century.... He is the master and we can all be grateful that he gave to us so fully in his many works and writings so that we can draw upon his spirit even while he is gone.
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About the author

G.R. Madan

Dr. G. R. Madan, M.A. (Econ.), M.A. (Socio.), Dip. In Com., LL.B., Ph.D. (born 1923), had a good academic career. He worked in a research project “Socio-economic Survey of Lucknow City” sponsored by the Research Programmes Committee of the Planning Commission, under Dr. Radhakamal Mukerjee, Director, J.L. Institute of Sociology and Human Relation, Lucknow University, between 1954 and 1956. From 1956 onwards he taught in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lucknow University till his retirement from the university service in 1984. During 1966-67 he was Post doctoral fellow at the Social Science Research Centre, Mississippi State University (U.S.A.) as well as a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer. He worked there with Dr. Harold F. Kaufman in the field of Rural Sociology. During 1970-71 he went to England under the British Council Commonwealth University Interchange Scheme and worked with Professor S.L. Anderski, at the University of Reading. His work Western Sociologists on Indian Society has been published by the International Library of Sociology, London. In 1973, he was invited to deliver some special lectures on “Social Disorganization and Social Reconstruction in India” at the Karnataka University, Dharwar, and 1976 on “Community Development in India (Some Recent Trends)” at the Bangalore University. He has published several book and articles on India’s social and economic problems. He is associated with a number of social welfare voluntary organizations. Currently he is Visiting Professor of Sociology, Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Janakpuri, New Delhi.

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Title Radhakamal Mukerjee: An Eminent Scholar, Saint and Social Worker
Author G.R. Madan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.10.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Radha Publications
Language: English
isbn 8174875778
length xxiv+232p.