Shyam Singh Shashi

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Shyam Singh Shashi
Born (1935-07-01) July 1, 1935 (age 86)
Haridwar, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationSocio–anthropologist
Litterateur
Poet
Known forWritings on tribals and nomads
Board member ofChairperson, International Institute of Nomadic Studies
AwardsPadma Shri
Academic background
EducationDoctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Letters (honoris causa)
Alma materUniversity of Manchester (master's)
Agra University (Ph.D.)
Doctoral advisorR. N. Saksena
Academic work
DisciplineAnthropology
Sub-disciplineSocial Anthropology
InstitutionsFormer director of Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India)

Shyam Singh Shashi is an Indian socio–anthropologist, litterateur and poet.[1]

Biography[edit]

Shashi was born on 1 July 1935 at Haridwar in India.[2] He did a master's degree in Man Management and Manpower Planning from Manchester University and obtained a doctoral degree in sociology from Agra University for his thesis on Himalayan Nomads making him the first person to complete a Ph.D. from the university. Shashi's doctoral advisor was the social scientist R. N. Saksena.[3]

Starting his career as a government servant, he took voluntary retirement midway through his service and joined the International Institute of Culture and Languages as the chairman of their Media Research and Encyclopedia divisions where he is reported to have edited Encyclopedia of Humanities and Social Sciences (50 vols),[4] Encyclopedia of Indian Tribes (12 vols),[5] Encyclopedia of World Women (10 vols)[6] and Encyclopedia Indica (150 vols).[7]

Shashi is a visiting professor at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the president of the International Academy of Children's Literature and chairs International Institute of Nomadic Studies.[3] He served as the director of Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's Publication Division,[2] and as the honorary editor of Collected Works of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar which was published in eight Indian languages by the Indian government.[3] He is a member of the jury for the Delhi Gaurav Awards.[8]

Honours and awards[edit]

The University of Colombo honoured Shashi with D.Litt. (honoris causa) for his "pioneering work on Roma of Europe and America", making him the first recipient of D.Litt. from the university in anthropology.[9] In 1990, the Government of India awarded him Padma Shri for his "multifaceted achievements in the field of literature".[1]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Shashi has also written several poem anthologies, travelogues, children's books and anthropological books,[10][11] over 300 publications in total.[12]

  • S. S. Shashi (Ed.) (2007). International Encyclopaedia of Social Science (20 Vols-Set). Anmol Publications. ISBN 9788126130955.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • S. S. Shashi (Ed.) (1994). Encyclopedia of Indian Tribes. Anmol Publications. ISBN 9788170418368.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Shashi S. S. (Ed.) (2002). Encyclopedia of World Women. Sundeep Prakashan. ISBN 9788175741065.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • S. S. Shashi (Ed.) (2002). Encyclopedia Indica. Anmol Publications. ISBN 9788170418597.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Shyam Singh Shashi (2006). The World of Nomads. Lotus Press. p. 297. ISBN 9788183820516.
  • Shyam Singh Shashi (2014). Ekla Chalo RE. Shilalekh. p. 304. ISBN 978-8173293382.
  • S. S. Shahshi (1990). Roma: The Gypsy World. Sandeep Prakashan. p. 253. ISBN 978-8185067445.
  • S. S. Shashi, P. S. Varma (1991). Socio-History of Ex-Criminal Communities OBC's. Sandeep Prakashan. p. 321. ISBN 978-8185067698.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rishi, Weer Rajendra (1992). Gandamula to Sumeru. Chandigarh, India: Roma. p. 180. OCLC 28710084. Dr. Shyam Singh Shashi, an eminent poet and litterateur was awarded PADMASHRI in 1990 for his multifaceted achievements in the field of literature. He has written over 100 books in English and Hindi. A socio-anthropologist of long standing...
  2. ^ a b Chavda, Purnendu; Sagar, H. L., eds. (1986). Who's Who, Indian Personages. 1. New Delhi, India: Crystal Ship. p. 376. OCLC 18909202. Dr Shashi, Shyam Singh; Director, Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India, Patiala House, New Delhi 110 001; born July 1, 1935 at Hardwar (UP); Edu : M. A. (Sociology), Ph.D. (Socio-Anthropology) 1968 (Agra Univ); also passed Sahitya Ratan (Hindi Hons), Translation Course, Administrative Course (Indian Inst of Public Admn, N Delhi), Manpower Management Study (Manchester Univ, UK and BBC, London), other short term courses (ISTM), Studied Vedas and Upnishads (at young age); Specialisation in Tribal literature, Children literature, and Poetry; as a Journalist, edited a number of journals both in public and private sector...
  3. ^ a b c Shashi, Shyam Singh (2006). "Dr. Shyam Singh Shashi – A Profile and list of books by Dr. S. G. Hieremath". The World of Nomads. New Delhi, India: Lotus Press. pp. 280–283. ISBN 978-8183820516. OCLC 67393733.
  4. ^ S. S. Shashi (Ed.) (2007). International Encyclopaedia of Social Science (20 Vols-Set). Anmol Publications. ISBN 9788126130955.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ S. S. Shashi (Ed.) (1994). Encyclopedia of Indian Tribes. Anmol Publications. ISBN 9788170418368.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Shashi S. S. (Ed.) (2002). Encyclopedia of World Women. Sundeep Prakashan. ISBN 9788175741065.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  7. ^ S. S. Shashi (Ed.) (2002). Encyclopedia Indica. Anmol Publications. ISBN 9788170418597.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Delhi Gaurav' Awards". Delhi Gaurav' Award.org. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  9. ^ Rishi, Weer Rajendra (1992). Gandamula to Sumeru. Chandigarh, India: Roma. OCLC 28710084. First in many fields, Dr. Shashi is also the first scholar to get his Doctorate in Sociology on Himalayan nomads. He is again the first scholar to be conferred with a D. Litt. in Anthropology for his pioneering work on the Roma of Europe and America by the International University, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  10. ^ "S. S. Shashi Books on Amazon 1". Amazon. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  11. ^ "S. S. Shashi Books on Amazon 2". Amazon. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Shyam Singh Shashi". MLBD. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.

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