Once in decades a book is published, by mastering which, a reader may feel himself master of the subject. With their vast experience of teaching, writing and research in Education, the authors have presented such a book. It covers the courses prescribed in this subject by various Universities in a comprehensive yet brief format. With lucidity of narration, examples from every day life, analytical presentation, integral approach in controversial matters and actual questions asked in university papers given at the end of each chapter, this work is an ideal textbook for the students and reference work for teachers of the subjects. A comprehensive Bibliography at the end shall guide those who wish to study this subject further in more details.
Dr. Soti Shivendra Chandra, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., is Principal of the S.S. Post-graduate College, Shahjahanpur, Rohilkhand University. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students of education. Besides participating in many seminars and contributing many research papers, Dr. Soti has held several important positions at the university level. He has been co-author with Dr. Ram Nath Sharma in several books on Education including Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of Education.
Dr. Rajendra Kumar Sharma (born 1962), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., U.G.C. Research Fellow, Panjab University, Chandigarh (1985-1988), worked in I.C.S.S.R. Sponsored Project (1987) on 'Overseas Indian Entrepreneurs in Kenya'. He is LMI : Indian Sociological Society, Uttar Pradesh Samaj Shastra Parishad, Indian Research Association, U.P. Darshan Parishad. He is author of dozens of papers and books on Sociology both in Hindi and English. Dr. Sharma has utilised his experience of teaching Sociology to Post-graduate and Under-graduate students for writing ideal textbooks both in Hindi and English on almost all the papers taught in this subject at Indian Universities. He taught at N.A.S. P.G. College, Meerut (1987-1991). At present he is Lecturer at N.R.E.C. (P.G.) College, Ch. Charan Singh University