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Directory of Personal Names in the Indian History from the earliest to 1947

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  About the Book:   This is an index to personal name sin the Indian history from the earliest to 1947 based on the eleven volumes of The History and Culture of the Indian People published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, 1953-77 (includes second edition of vol. 2). There are a number of biographical dictionaries containing personal names from the Indian history, but these are good only for people who are well known. There is hardly any work that includes less known pe...

 

About the Book:

 

This is an index to personal name sin the Indian history from the earliest to 1947 based on the eleven volumes of The History and Culture of the Indian People published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, 1953-77 (includes second edition of vol. 2). There are a number of biographical dictionaries containing personal names from the Indian history, but these are good only for people who are well known. There is hardly any work that includes less known people. This is an inclusive work describing briefly every person who appeared in that set in any capacity, his dates when possible followed by the volume and page number where that name appeared, thereby making this Directory useful for research scholars and casual students of Indian history, alike.

 

About the Author:

 

Krishan Lal Khera is a B.A. (Hons.), B.T., M.A. (Hist.) of Punjab University, M.A. (L.S.) of George Peabody College (Vanderbilt University), Nashville, Tenn., and has a Certificate in Computer Programming from Ryerson University, Toronto, Ont. He retired as a Librarian from the Robarts Library, University of Toronto. While working there he has published articles in Indian Librarian, Indian Librarianship, in UTLAS newsletter, had a paper read at the Symposium on Linguistic Implications of Computer based Information System, New Delhi, 1978 and published an Index to History of Dharmasastra by Pandurang Varman Kane (1997).

Introduction

This is an index to personal names in the Indian history from the earliest to 1947 based on the eleven volumes of The History and Culture of the Indian People published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai in 1953-77(includes second edition of vol.II). The contents of the series are as follows:

Vol. I. The Vedic Age (up to 600 BC)

Vol. II The Age of Imperial Unity (600 BC-AD 320)

Vol. III The Classical Age (AD 320-750)

Vol. IV The Age of Imperial Kanauj (AD 750-1000)

Vol. V The Struggle for Empire (AD 750-1000)

Vol. VI The Delhi Sultanate (AD 1300- 1526)

Vol. VII The Mughal Empire (AD 1526- 1707)

Vol. VIII The Maratha Supremacy (AD 1707-1818)

Vol. IX British Paramountcy Indian and Renaissance, pt.I (AD 1818 -1905)

Vol. X. British Paramountcy and Indian and Renaissance, Pt. II (AD 1818- 1905)

Vol. XI Struggle for Freedom (AD 1905- 1947)

There are a number of biographical dictionaries containing personal names from the Indian history, but these are good only for people. This is an inclusive work describing briefly every person who is well known. There is hardly any work that includes less know people who appeared in that set in any capacity, his dates when possible followed by the volume and the page number where that name appeared, thereby making this Directory useful for research scholars and casual students of Indian history, alike. The contents of the volumes may help to place the person in a proper chronological perspective if his dates are not available.

Every effort has been made to give the names exactly the way they appear in the set, so one may find a similar name written in more than one ways or one with a diacritic and the other without one. These names have been linked with 'see' and 'see' also reference.' A few abbreviations, such as EIC for East India Company, INC for Indian National Congress, ADC for Aide-de- camp, INA for Indian National Army and CPI for Communist Party of India, have been used.I thank University of Toronto for granting me a year of sabbatical leave to collect the information for this Directory.

I am also thankful to Manish khera, Jerome Kudera, Cheryl Cosento and Abhishek Prakash for helping me to set up my computer and the software I used to produce this Directory. I am thankful to Prof. Narendra Wagle, Director, South Asia Program, University of Toronto, for many useful suggestions. I am also thankful to Larry Langford of Robarts Library, University to Toronto for her assistance.

I am also grateful to my wife, Kiran, my daughter Mala and her husband, Andrew, my son, Manish and his wife, Rekha, for being very supportive while I was working on this project.

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Item Code: IDD863 Author: Krishan Lal Khera Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2002 Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 8121510597 Language: English Size: 9.8" X 6.5" Pages: 503 Other Details: Weight of the Book 942 gms
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