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Divided into four, the encyclopaedia contain (A) a chronology of events, yearwise, with cross-reference to other years, (B) arrangement of the events by calendar dates, (c) a list of important dynasties, and (D) a full index section, as well as an extra feature, ‘First time in India’ – General and Woman.
Mr S B Bhattacherje (b. 1922), through not a historian, is keenly interested in developing a chronological record of various events in India.
His specialisation in ‘Sales Management’ demanded extensive traveling all over the country during his service career with Imperial Chemical Industries, Union Carbide and even thereafter. His avocation prompted him to avail of every opportunity to pick up the country’s evolutionary past right at the source, weaving a serialised structure. The outcome of his sustained effort over several years is his unique Encyclopaedia.
Inclusion of hundreds of some events further enriched this edition. To assist readers plenty of cross references of years are given within bracket.
The exhaustive index has more than 11,000 entries to pinpoint any specific information. The index ends with two compilations:
(a) First Time in India (General) (b) First Time in India (Women) These compilations are my tribute to those shining stars whose radiance inspired others to march forward.
My professional career necessitated frequent travels all over India. I started picking up threads from here and there to weave them into a texture of national panorama embedded with the events of history, politics, social reform, art, science, literature, cinema, theatre, sports, etc. these are interspersed with anecdotes to make it more interesting reading. This is a single-handed effort of many tears without any financial patronage from any quarter.
The name India in the title has been used in the historical sense till the march of events divided the country into India and Pakistan in 1947. I hope this book will have a universal appeal where India’ past and present progress are studied and discussed. The Indians who live abroad and are separated from the mainstream are likely to find it quite handy. It will also help the upcoming generation to keep themselves abreast with the country’s evolutionary process.
It will be an injustice if do not mention of my wife Kalpana and daughter Urmi, who sacrificed much of their social life on endless evenings while I was at my desk working on this encyclopaedia.
|Preface to the fifth revised edition||vii|
|Preface to the first edition||viii|
|Part A:||Events by Years|
|Up to 2000 A.D.||A1-A284|
|2001 A.D. onwards||A285-A290|
|Part B:||Events by Dates|
|Up to 2000 A.D.||B1-B93|
|2001 A.D. onwards||B93-95|
|Part C:||List of Dynasties||C1-C55|
|President (Rastrapati) of India||C 56|
|Prime Minister of India||C 57|
|Up to 2000 A.D.||D1-D140|
|2001 A.D. onwards||D141-D143|
|First Time in India|