Jagjit Singh has authored a number of books, articles and research papers, among them Mathematical ideas — Their Nature and Use, Great ideas of Modern Genetics, Great ideas of Operations Research, Modern Cosmology, Some Eminent Indian Scientists and The World of Science and Technology in 2000 AD. These have been translated into Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. In 1963, he received the UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for his distinguished exposition of modern science.
A faithful and comprehensive account of the life and work of Abdus Salam, the first Nobel Laureate from Pakistan. In addition to telling the story of the schoolteacher’s son from Jhang province in Punjab, whose outstanding research in theoretical physics won him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979, this biography explains in detail the New Physics that Abdus Salam was instrumental in developing. Besides dealing with the advances of science to which Dr Salam has contributed, the author looks at the part the physicist has played in solving some of the major social problems arising from the impact of science on society in the Third World.