SPREADING OF LIGHT OF WISDOM BY PRAKASH THROUGH HIS WRITINGS AND TEACHINGS
Dr. PRAKASH C. SHARMA
BRIEF PROFILE OF THE AUTHOR: M.Sc. (Stat.), M.A. (Econ.), Ph. D. (Econometrics),
Recipient of Merit
Scholarships all through school and college. Ford Foundation Fellowship for one
year, US Government’s Smith-Mundt/Fulbright
Scholarship for Advanced studies and research at the University of
California, Berkeley (USA) for four years, Research Officer/Expert Advisor/Professor
with Government of India/Nepal for two+three+four years, Taught and guided Research
Scholars in the Universities of Agra, Bombay, Bhopal, California, Indore and Nepal etc. for
over 42 years. Over 250 researchpapers to credit.
many books of your have been published so far, and what are their subjects
My very first book is “Arthamiti”, A
text book on Econometrics, in Hindi language, consisting of
about 400 pages, published by MP Hindi Granth Rachna Academy, and I consider it to be my best book so far. Another book is
“An in-depth study on Impact of Technical education on
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in IIT’s & Polytechnics of M.P.” consisting of 304
pages, which was published by Institution of Educational Planning and Administration,
New Delhi. Further the following six books have been jointly written and published in
India during 2001-2003, under our trio names viz. Abha, Vijai, Prakash. Abha is my daughter,
youngest of my children, two sons and one daughter and Vijai is my nephew -the son of my
(Late) eldest sister: (a) Manpower Planning & development (b) Voluntary Organizations
& Social Welfare (c) Mathematical Statistics & Econometric Models (d) Advanced
Mathematical Statistics (e) Statistical Concepts for Economic Development & Planning (f)
Advanced Techniques for Economic Development & Planning. Besides the publication of these
books, 25 important write ups about proposals, projects, survey, seminar,
conference reports & research papers have been brought out in respect of Narmada Valley
Research Centre, India. Also a large number of articles and other scripts have been published in English and Hindi
languages, in various journals and other publications in
India. This includes the following compilations: (a) Vividha-1-poems in Hindi (b)
Vividha-2-prose in Hindi (c) Vividha-3-poems In English (d) Vividha-4-Assorted
sample of Miscellany in
English and Hindi.
For which level of persons, are your books relevant?
Graduate and Post graduate students and Research scholars
and those appearing in the All-India and
State level Competitive examinations. According to my own general assessment, these
are very good books from the point of
view of their utility for the students, faculty and the readers? All the books have
been well responded by research scholars and Professors. One
of the reasons for their success appears to be their relevance with the prescribed
syllabus, besides the quality of writing.
I used to classify my writings in
several ways. Language wise there are just two sub-divisions
viz. English and Hindi. Theme wise, these sub-divisions have been modified from time to
time. The largest of them had 12 sub-divisions, besides my research writings, which themselves
were very broadly sub-divided into Economics, Statistics, Mathematics as also Theoretical and Applicational models, along
with Actual data collection procedures and their final
Statistical-Mathematical Analyses and implications for Socio-Economic welfare, and
finally their practical hurdles and limitations. These Classifications and
Indices are even now not
finalized. Perhaps they will never be completed, because we human beings are ourselves
incomplete! So, we should see & read them, as they are and wherever they
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------QFrom what age-level did you start writing?
Mainly from the graduate level, at the age of 18 years.
Ever since my childhood, I had the instinct of
penning down my feelings, on a variety
of themes and subjects. I used to pen down even the
unusual sleep dreams, as also some unusual incidents around me. For this I used to keep pen
and paper beside me, while going to bed, because once or twice, I forgot the essential
details of my dream on waking up the next morning.
Who have been your mentors in life? What has been the contribution of
your family members in your writing career?
My respected Professors and parents have
been my Mentors. Further they and other members of my
family, have encouraged me socially, morally and in all other respects.
You must be maintaining a reasonably big library of books for your
requirements. In the past, have you given any of your books and/or
writings/reports on loan, to some readers.
Yes, I have been maintaining such a
library. I loved the books in my library very much. I have also
given on loan some books/reports/writings etc. for reading but with conditions viz.
while reading, the pages should not be folded at the corners, the pages should not be underlined
on any portion with pen or pencil and after reading at leisure, as per convenience, it
should be returned back, along with suggestions, if any.