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Information Studies
Year : 2011, Volume : 17, Issue : 3
First page : ( 167) Last page : ( 182)
Print ISSN : 0971-6726. Online ISSN : 0976-1934.

‘Nay’ Ranganathan: An Inquiry into his Writings Through References to Sanskrit Literature

Kundu Shyam Sundar1, Biswas Subal Chandra2

1Government College of Education, Malda, West Bengal. E-mail: dr.s.s.kundu@gmail.com

2Department of Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal. E-mail: scbiswas_56@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Besides being the apostle of Indian librarianship, Ranganathan was a prolific writer as well on virtually all aspects of library and information science. In order to strengthen his convictions, he effectively cited from ancient Sanskrit literature on numerous occasions. While citing from such literature, mostly from his memory, some errors appears to have occurred. This paper attempts to point out some such cases and identifies the probable sources of correct citation.

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Keywords

S.R. Ranganathan, Sanskrit literature, Indian scriptures, Ranganathan',s writings, Citation style.

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