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Shiv X. Lal, Indian magazine editor, author. General secretary All India Jana Sangh, Delhi, 1975-1977. Member Press Club of India (managing committee).


Lal, Shiv X. was born on November 6, 1925 in Amritsar District, Punjab, India. Son of Ralla and Basant (Kaur) Ram.


Master of Science in Political Science, Government College Hoshiarpur, India, 1952. Diploma in Journalism, Punjab University, Delhi, 1956. Student (with honors in Punjabi), Punjab University, Lahore, 1945.


Parliamentary correspondent, collumnist, Hindustan Samachar News Agency, Delhi, 1952-1956;correspondent, Hindustan Times and Press Trust of India, Delhi, 1952-1956;producer government journals, bulletins, books, Ministry of Agriculture, Delhi, 1956-1960;staff reporter, Times of India, Delhi, 1960-1966;assistant editor, Tribune Chandigarh, Delhi, 1966-1968;editor, Election Archives and International Politics, Delhi, since 1970. Director Institute for Electoral Studies, Delhi, since 1969. Lecturer journalism Rajendra Prasad College Mass Comm., Delhi, 1968-1972.

Visiting lecturer, paper setter Punjabi U., Patiala, 1976-1978. Social scientist Indian Council Social Sciences, since 1975.


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  • Other Work

    • Editor: International Encyclopedia of Politics and Laws, 38 vols., Global Election Records, 9 vols., Glimpses of Colonial India, 10 vols.

      , Polities in South Asia, 4 vols., Shiv Lal's Politico Legal India, 5 vols., Indian Political Thought, 3 vols.

      , others. Author: American Elections and Constitution, 1973, Aspects of Indian Progress, 1974, Bangla-Pak Politics, 1965, British History of Elections, 1984, Documents on Muslim States: Elections Abroad in 1970, 1974, Elections and the Constitution: The question of Amendment, 1976, Elections in India: An Introduction, 1978, Elections Under the Janata Rule, 1978, Glimpses of Colonial India and the then Parliament, 10 vols., 1990, India: Electoral Behavior (1987-1988), 1988, Iran: Selected Political Documents, 1984, Lok Sabha Elections since 1952, 1978, International Electoral Politics, 1984, nA Political Bibliography of Afro-Asian Nations, 1987, Non-Muslim Among Muslim States, 1985, Non-Congressism is Reborn, 1989-1990, 1990, numerous others.

      Contributor articles to professional journals. Producer documentaries for Delhi television, 1975-1977. Writer poetry, stories, films, television serials to date.


General secretary All India Jana Sangh, Delhi, 1975-1977. Member Press Club of India (managing committee).


Married Sudershan Lal, December 13, 1946 (deceased April 1989). Children: Kiran Kukreja, Sandeep Bhaala.

Ralla Ram

Basant (Kaur) Ram

Sudershan Lal

Kiran Kukreja Lal

Sandeep Bhaala Lal