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Three Rivers and A Tree (The Story of Allahabad University)

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Three Rivers and A Tree (The Story of Allahabad University)
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Item Code: NAK631
Author: Neelum Saran Gour
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2015
ISBN: 9788129134929
Pages: 378 (35 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.5 inch x 5.0 inch
weight of the book: 310 gms

About the Book

 

The University of Allahabad is the fourth oldest university in India, and institution that has produced innumerable political figures, jurists, bureaucrats, writers and men of letters. Its history resounds with famous names, and its inspiring and entertaining campus lore has been passed enriched by the many stories of the personalities, European and Indian, who have been associated with it. It counts, amongst its luminaries Motilal Nehru, Madan Mohan Malaviya, Dr. Dharamvir Bharti and many more. Note to forget vice chancellors life Sir Sunder Lal, Gangadhar Jha and Amarnatha Jha who were legends in themselves.

 

In this book, Neelam Saran Gaur fondly recalls the many stories and anecdotes associated with the University to put together a comprehensive history of this iconic institution. Starting from the inception of the college at what  was then Lowther Castle to its present-day avatar, she traces its long journey of almost 128 years analysing the history of the University against the backdrop of the emergence of the Indian nation.

 

A centre of high learning, a political hub during the national movement and a celebrated literary nucleus, the story of Allahabad University is one that deserves to be told and more importantly, read by all.

 

About the Author

 

Neelum Saran Gour is a professor of English literature at Allahabad University and a well known writer. She has authored eight works of fiction and edited a pictorial volume on the history and culture of the city of Allahabad. Her critical writings and short fiction have been included in various anthologies. She has been a humour columnist for the Allahabad page of the Hindustan Times and a book reviewer for The Indian Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement, UK.

 

Contents

 

The Muir Overture

1

Act Two

36

High Noon

53

Tidal Wave

118

Picture Gallery

147

Autumn Afterglow

225

Waning Day

298

Real Time

322

Acknowledgements

357

Copyright Acknowledgements

359

Endnotes

360

 

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