This country has produced remarkable personalities in every walk of life since the earliest times. Our history is crowded with names of outstanding persons who have made notable contribution in art, literature, politics, science or other fields. Some are household names. There are many whose names are familiar but about whose life and work little is known to the public. There are others about whom people know little but who have made remarkable achievements.
The history of a country is, to a great extent, the history of its great men and women. They have moulded it and built it up. It is essential for the ordinary citizen to know something about these personalities in order to understand how our country has evolved.
For this purpose several countries have published Dictionaries of National Biography. It is unfortunate that we have no such comprehensive work available in India. The intention of this series is not to present such a scholarly and comprehensive book but rather to present to the eminent men and women of the country from the earliest days. It is intended to make it a popular encyclopaedia of national biography in separate volumes.
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