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S R Ranganathan: Combining Library Science With Indian Values

Library Herald Year : 2015, Volume : 53, Issue : 3 First page : ( 301) Last page : ( 303) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2015.00032.9

S R Ranganathan: Combining Library Science With Indian Values

Sharma Arvind K Assistant Professor, Department of Library Science, MLB Government College of Excellence, Gwalior474 009. E-mail: arvindksharma23@gmail.com

Abstract This article deals with the Indian values and their impact on SR Ranganathan’s thoughts and contributions. Dr. Ranganathan has intertwined library science with Indian values. He quoted stanzas and sentences from Vedas, Brahmana Granthas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Smriti literature, philosophical books, and other sacred books to combine library and information science with ancient Indian values. Ranganathan has given ‘108 facts to find’ in his book ‘Reference Service’. The total number of principle Upanishads is also 108. Ranganathan’s favourite book was “Ramayana” he quoted several examples from Ramayana. A full chapter is devoted to Ramayana in his book “Reference Service”. The name of chapter is ‘Light from Valmiki.

Keywords Indian values, Library Science and SR Ranganathan,Sharma Arvind K.

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