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Narmada: The Eternal River

Govind Prasad Mishra (Author) Shiv Kumar Tiwari (Author)

Narmada : The Eternal River is the outcome of a unique river journey accomplished by persons who traversed the entire Narmada river, a distance of more than a thousand kilometer, right from the Amarkantak to Bay of Cambay. The authors, well-known academicians wrote what they observed though their swimming expedition. The aspects covered in the book are archaeology, history, prehistory, geography, geology and human culture of Narmada Valley.

The present book is a humble step towards introducing the great river which united the two great cultures of India which flourished in Uttarakhand and Dakshinapath more than five thousand years ago.

Narmada Valley has a distinct identity of its own. This may be visualized by going through this book.

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About the authors

Govind Prasad Mishra

Dr G.P. Mishra (b. 1942) is the founder Vice Chancellor of Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary University, Jabalpur (2009-2013). A well-known scientist and a reputed social worker, Dr. Mishra has been the Rotary Governor of District 3280 (1995-98). He loved adventures and swam across the entire length of river Narmada. This great feat of Dr. Mishra was duly recorded in Limca Book of Records (2006).

Shiv Kumar Tiwari

Dr. Shiv Kumar Tiwari (1941) took his B.A. (1962) and M.A. (1964) degrees in First Division. He is the first Ph.D. recipient in Geography from Jabalpur University and the first Indian geographer to successfully complete a doctorate research in Biogeography. He has worked in Government Post-Graduate Colleges of Madhya Pradesh since 1964 as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor. He now holds the post of Head of the Department of Tribal Studies in Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur. Dr. Tiwari has so far authored more than a dozen books in diverse academic fields. His books Readings in Indian Zoogeography Zoogeography of India and South East Asia and Zoogeography of Indian Amphibians are widely recognized works in the field of Zoogeography. He has four times been assigned to write books for collegiate education by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.The Rajgond his fifth book in this field, was also published by Agam Kal Prakasan (1992). Dr. Tiwari has written many research papers, general articles and monographs. He has so far directed six research Projects funded by UGC, ICSSR and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. His works have been acknowledged by National and International Research Institutes like RMRC (Indian Council of Medical Research, AIU (Association of Indian Universities), Smithsonian Institute of Woodrow Wilson Centre, USA and University College, London, UK.

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Title Narmada: The Eternal River
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.08.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788192698380
length xiii+278p., Line Drawings; 15 Colour; 8 B/W Illustrations; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.