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Pune City: Its History, Growth and Development (758 to 1998 AD) / compiled by S G Mahajan. Pune: Mansanman Prakasan, 2000. ISBN 81-86167-13-44. Price Rs. 400.00; US$50.00

The bibliography includes 1958 documents covering books, periodicals, articles in newspapers and periodicals, theses and dissertations, films and documentaries, maps and other non-book materials, archival records and over four hundred biographies and autobiographies collected from all over India.

The documents are divided into fourteen chapters, viz. i) History, ii) The Sciences, iii) Education, iv) Economics, Commerce, Management, v) Political Science and Public Administration, vi) Town Planning and Architecture; vii) Sociology and Anthropology; viii) Religion; ix) Archives, Libraries, Museums, x) Biographies, xi) Institutions, Journalism, Law, Sports, and other topics, xii) Non-book Materials; Films and Documentaries, Maps, Postage Stamps; xiii) Archival materials from different archives; and xiv) Appendices listing universities, colleges, research institutions, eminent people of Pune, ands select Internet sites about Pune. Indexes provided are: author, title and subject.


The CD-ROM database Keralam has since been released. It is a comprehensive bibliography covering worldwide literature on Kerala available in the Centre for Development Studies Library. The items covered includes over 3, 000 books, dissertations, serials, reports and a few Malayalam publications. The software used for the database facilitates easy access and searches.

Contact: V Ramakrishnan, Chief Librarian, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum-695011 at for more details.

Information Today & Tomorrow, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2000, p.19