An Intimate View of the Personality of S R Ranganathan: Synthesizing Tradition and Modernity Yogeshwar R

R Yogeshwar


This is an extract on the personal life of S R Ranganathan, one of the most turbulent centuries' great librarians documented by his son. Ranganathan’s personal life is an interesting model as to how synthesis could be achieved between Indian Culture and modern science. The author himself a scientist from a different subject field had professional relation and interaction with Ranganathan as well as exposure to him as a family man and had also closely watched his commitment, assertiveness, and views and how his personality evolved and adjusted to changes in society; and how he blended life in the profession and family.


S R Ranganathan, Colon Classification, Library Science, Information Science


Ranganathan, S R (1992). An Autobiography: A librarian Looks Back. New Delhi, ABC, 1992

Girija Kumar. S. R.(1998). Ranganathan: An Intellectual Biography. New Delhi, Har Anand, 1998

Das Gupta, A K (1967). An Essay in Personal Biography. Calcutta, Bengal Library Association.

Yogeshwar, R (2001). S R Ranganathan: Pragmatic Philosopher of Information Science: a Personal Biography. Mumbai, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan. (The present article is an extract from the book)


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