About the Book :
This is an index to personal names in the Indian history from the earliest to 1947 based on the eleven volumes of The History and Culture of the Indian People published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, 1953-77 (includes second edition of vol. 2). There are a number of biographical dictionaries containing personal names from the Indian history, but these are good only for people who are well known. There is hardly any work that includes less known people. This is an inclusive work describing briefly every person who appeared in that set in any capacity, his dates when possible followed by the volume and page number where that name appeared, thereby making this Directory useful for research scholars and casual students of Indian history, alike.