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INSTITUTE FOR THE ROMA STUDIES OF EUROPE

and researches regarding the crimes against humanity and international law - Belgrade
Adress: Atanasije Pulje br. 10, 11080 Zemun
Telephone: 011 3713 09 02 Fax: 011 373 09 02
Email: romainstitut@gmail.com

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ROMA STUDIES AND RESEARCH ON CRIMES AGAINST


HUMANITY AND INTERNATIONAL LAW - BELGRADE

Prof. Dr Bajram Haliti, (PRESIDENT)

Prof. Dr. Harish Kumar Thakur (India)


(Institute managment board member )

MOTION FOR AWARDING AN HONORARY DOCTORATE TO A. PROF. DR.


SHIAM SINGH SHASHI ON THE OCASSION OF THE HOLOCAUST DAY UN
JANUARY 27TH

PR O PO SAL

Dear Mr. Harish Kumar Thakur,


Regarding launching the initiative for awarding an HONORARY DOCTORATE, I ask
you, as a member of the Management Board of The Institute for European Roma Studies and
Research on Crimes against Humanity and International Law, based in Belgrade, to give your
opinion on the adoption of the motion and on giving your consent for deciding upon the
awarding of the given doctorate to A. Prof. Dr. Shiam Singh Shashi, Rector of the
International Roma University, President of the International Research Foundation,
anthrologist, sociologist, publicist.

Our proposal is based on the fact that Prof. Dr. Shashi has contributed to the fact that
the identity of Roma has been discussed on highest level with Former Prime Ministers of
India Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi,Mr.Atal Bihari Vajpayee and currently with
representatives of the government of india and the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi; that
Roma aren’t a forgotten people of India, but that it is necessary that India is committed to
achieve that Roma in the Indian law on diaspora have the status of diaspora and that Roma in
Europe and beyond get established as linguist, national and cultural communities of India.

Dr. Shyam Singh Shashi was conferred 'Padmashri’India National Award in 1990 for
his multi-faceted achievements in the field of literature of the two languages - Hindi and
English. Socio-Anthropologist of international repute, he has 400 books to his credit
including 20 poetic collections, one epic - Agnisagar, 24 books of monologues on indian
tribes, nomadic communities,roma and 10 travelogues, 2 dictionaries, 5 encyclopedias and 25
books for children. 200 of his books in English include “Nomads of the Himalayas”, “Tribal
women of India”, “Roma-Gypsy world”, “Nehru and tribals”, “Gaddis of the Himalayas”, ‘a
socio-history of ex-criminal’“White Darkness" (poetry ), etc. His first book 'Lal Savera'
(poetry) was publish in his teenage years, and until his graduation. His books are published
by more than 30 publishers both in puble and private sector in India and abroad. He edited
50 volume of the Encyclopedia of Humanities and Social Sciences, 12 editions of the

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Adress: Atanasije Pulje br. 10, 11080 Zemun
Telephone: 011 3713 09 02 Fax: 011 373 09 02
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Encyclopedia of Indian tribes, 10 volumes of the Encyclopedia of women in the world and
200 editions of the Encyclopedia INDICA.

Stating him as one of several Hindi poets who showed human concern, the doyen of
Indian literature Dr. Mulk Raj Anand says: "Your poems are promising survival ... I hope you
will someday come forward with challenges to people like Allen Ginsberg and other poets
who are aware of the danger that lies ahead of humanity." His anthropological epic
“Agnisagar” based on the infinite travel of a man called Manu or Menes by interpreting
“Manusmriti” in social changes, was noted the best model of modern poetry in Hindi and
world literature Scholars have conducted research on this monumental work and gave the
obtained on his books Ph.D., D.Phil. etc. His book “Vishwa Kavita ki or” (Towards the
world poetry) is a landmark in contemporary world literature.

His creative literature in Hindi is highly valued by Sumitaranandan Pant, Ramdhari


Singh Dinkar, Viyogi Hari,, Sohan Lal Dwivedi and numerous contemporary eminent Indian
writers like Uma Shankar Joshi(Gujrati), G. Shankar Kurup, Dr. Dasarathi(Malayam), Amrita
Pritam (Punjabi) and C. Narayana Reddy(Telugu), who spoke highly of Dr. Shashi's poetry
which underlines the basic problems which are hunting mankind today.

Dr. Shashi was honored by the Government of UP, HP, AP, Bihar and various leading
Institutions in India and abroad for his contributions to literature. In 1991, Hindi Academy
(Delhi state) has honored him with a cash prize for his outstanding achievements in Hindi
literature and Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan (Government of UP) has rewarded him for his
epic –‘Agnisagar’ on. September 14, 1993, after leaving government service. President of
India Dr. SD Sharma Awarded” Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan Puruskar” and a cash prize
for his contribution to the nomadic literature.On October 2, 1993. He won yet another
national litrary award - Mahakavi Jai Shankar Prasad Puruskar for his epic 'Agnisagar'. .

Widely traveled, Dr. Shashi was born July 1, 1936, in an agricultural family in a
village Bahadurpur jatt near Haridwar. His studies and researches on tribal life and culture
took him to numerous trips to India and abroad - in 77 countries of Asia, Europe, the
Americas, and so on.

During his two-month literary trip to the United States and Great Britain from May to
July 2003, Dr. Shashi was honored by numerous international literary and cultural
organizations. Vishwa Hindi Samiti America invited him as the Chief Guest on their specific
functions and honored with plaque on 22 June 2003, in recognition of his invaluable
contributions and services to literature and culture. Previously, he participated in various
seminars and conferences, and also chaired numerous poetic symposia organized by Antra-
Rashtriya Hindi Samiti USA in North Carolina and other organizations in Cary, Austin,
California and the UK. He was interviewed by many major newspapers, television channels
and Voice of America. New York weekly magazine ‘Caribbean New Yorker' of 20 June 2003
published his interview on the front page.

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The first in many areas: Dr. Shashi was the first social scientist to obtain Doctorate
of Sociology of Himalayan nomads from Agra University under the skillful guidance of Dr.
R. N. Saxen, renowned social scientists of international repute. Once again, he was the first
social scientist-anthropologist to be conferred upon with the D. Litt in anthropology due to
his pioneering work on Roma in Europe and Americas by the International University -
Colombo, Sri Lanka. He topped in his classes from 8th grade onwards. He is a Post-Graduate
in Human Management and planning of human power at Manchester University in the UK.
He taught sociology, mass communication, Indian culture, nomadic tribes, poetry etc. at
many universities in India and abroad.

Ten episodes of Dr. Shashi’s epic “Agnisagar” were broadcast on national television
in 1993-1994, a film drama of the same epic was presented by Nalini-Kamalini (Kathak
players) in 2003. Dr. Shashi has also written TV series and radio dramas.

Prof. Dr. Academician Shyam Singh Shashi has always charmed with his ideas of
peace, tolerance, rapprochement and pointing to the highest maxim of India's greatest
philosopher Vasudeva: Let us all be one family. His dreams are to make the world a peaceful
global village and ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ as narrated in ‘Geetanjali’, Bengali poetry
written by a renowned poet, Rabindranath Tagore. We hope that our proposal, which was
approved on behalf of the 20 million Roma worldwide, will be accepted by the Nobel
committee.

I hope that this motion coming from the President of the Institute, which has been
forwarded to you, the Management Board member, will be accepted. Due to the fact that the
day of our Institute is coming in, January 27th, when the honorary doctorate will be awarded
on the formal academy, I ask you, as soon as possible, to send me your consent in short
written from on the awarding of an honorary doctorate to A. Prof. Dr. Shiam Singh Shashi.

Sincerelly,

Belgrade,
January 12th, 2018
President of the Institute
Prof. Dr. Bajram Haliti

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and researches regarding the crimes against humanity and international law - Belgrade
Adress: Atanasije Pulje br. 10, 11080 Zemun
Telephone: 011 3713 09 02 Fax: 011 373 09 02
Email: romainstitut@gmail.com

THE LETTER OF THE PROPOSAL MAY BE CONTAINED TO THE PROF OF THE


INSTITUTE OF THE PROF. DR. RICHA SNIGH AND DOWN TO THE MEMBERS
OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE FOR THE ALLOCATION OF THE HONORARY DOCTORATE

1. Prof. Dr. Richa Singh, Deputy Director of the Institute (India)


2. Academician prof. Dr. Bataveljić Dragan (Serbia)
3. Academician prof. Dr Šefket Krcić
4. Academician prof. Dr. Shashi Bala (India)
5. Prof. Dr. Marcel Courtijade (France)
6. Prof. Dr. Santino Spinelli (Italy)
7. Prof Dr Harish Kumar Thakur (India)
8. Prof. Dr Trajko Petrovski (Macedonia)

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