Shyam Singh Shashi

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Shyam Singh Shashi
Born
Uttar Pradesh but now Uttrakhand (India)
OccupationAnthropologist
Social scientist
Writer
Known forEncyclopedia
Writings on tribals and nomads
AwardsPadma Shri

Shyam Singh Shashi is an Indian anthropologist, social scientist, Academic and writer.[1][2] After securing a master's degree in Man Management and Manpower Planning from Manchester University, he obtained a doctoral degree from Agra University for his thesis on Himalayan nomads, the first person to get a PhD from the university.[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] He has also written several poem anthologies, travelogues, children's books and anthropological books,[8][9] over 300 publications in total,[2] and The World of Nomads[10] Ekla Chalo RE [11] Roma: The Gypsy World[12] and Socio-History of Ex-Criminal Communities OBC's[13] are some of his notable works.

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 for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations.[3] He served 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.[14] The University of Colombo honoured him with DLitt (honoris causa), making him the first recipient of DLitt from the university in Anthropology.[3] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri in 1990.[15]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ . Dr. Shyam Singh Shashi born in a simple family of Dhangar caste. Dhangar peoples ancestor of all human civilization. All herding tribes collectively called by a common name Dhangar. "Book Review : Dr. Shyam Singh Shashi's Book". CEC Edusat Lecture - YouTube video. Consortium for Educational Communication. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Shyam Singh Shashi". MLBD. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Writer's profile". Lotus Press. 2006. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  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. ^ "S. S. Shashi Books on Amazon 1". Amazon. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  9. ^ "S. S. Shashi Books on Amazon 2". Amazon. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  10. ^ Shyam Singh Shashi (2006). The World of Nomads. Lotus Press. p. 297. ISBN 9788183820516.
  11. ^ Shyam Singh Shashi (2014). Ekla Chalo RE. Shilalekh. p. 304. ISBN 978-8173293382.
  12. ^ S. S. Shahshi (1990). Roma: The Gypsy World. Sandeep Prakashan. p. 253. ISBN 978-8185067445.
  13. ^ S. S. Shashi, P. S. Varma (1991). Socio-History of Ex-Criminal Communities OBC's. Sandeep Prakashan. p. 321. ISBN 978-8185067698.
  14. ^ "Delhi Gaurav' Awards". Delhi Gaurav' Award.org. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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