About the Author
Dr. Shyam Singh Shashi is an eminent Social Scientist, Nomadic Anthropologist, Literature, Academician and journalist. He was awarded PADMASHRI by the President of India in 1990 for his multi-facted achievements in the field of literature and social sciences. He has over three hundred books to his credit on variety of subjects viz 'Nomads Of The Himalayas', 'Gaddi Tribe', 'Roma-The Gypsy World', 'Nehru and the Tribals', 'Tribal Women of India', 'Our Tribal Children', 'Himachal-Nature's Peaceful Paradise','The Shakas and Hoonas Through the Ages','Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences and Humanities (50 Vols)','Encyclopaedia of Indian Tribes' (12 Vols.), 'Encyclopaedia Indica' (150 Vols.) and 20 poetic collections including an epic entitled 'Agni-Sagar' besides his travelogues and children's literature. Many Hindi Research Scholars have conducted research on his creative works and obtained Ph.Ds.
Dr. Shashi is Ph.D. (sociology), D. Litt. (Anthropology and Literature) and P.G. In Management from Manchester University of England. He has traveled in most of the tribal belts in India, Europe, America and Asia, including USA, UK, Russia Mexico and Japan. He has chaired many national and International Conferences/Seminars in India and abroad.
Dr. Shashi has served in the Govt. of India as Director/DG. He has been Vice-Chairman/Chairman, Grievance Committee, Delhi Public Library and presently associated with Ministry of Culture, EZCC, CHD, CAPART, Ministry of Rural Development as Member/Chairman, departmental and research bodies. He is Executive Chairman, Research Foundation, International. He is also Visiting Professor-Coordinator of Indira Gandhi National Open University and associated with number of literary, research, academic and social organizations, in honorary capacity. He believes in the philosophy of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam' (the world is one family) and 'Charaiveti' (everlasting journey).