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Publisher:Deep & Deep Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Published In:2003
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.60 lbs
Pages:pp. xxiv + 257, Illus., Index, Biblio.

The Title "Environment and Ancient Sanskrit Literature 1st Edition" is written by Aruna Goel. This book was published in the year 2003. The ISBN number 8176294470|9788176294478 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Edition edition. This book has total of pp. xxiv + 257 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Deep & Deep Publications Pvt. Ltd.. We have about 2857 other great books from this publisher. Environment and Ancient Sanskrit Literature 1st Edition is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability.

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About the Book

Environment and pollution have been the hottest topics of debate for the last decade, with various groups-developed countries, developing countries, scientists, NGOs, prophesizing their own theories and curative measures. This Book seeks to enunciate the concept of protection of Environment on a permanent basis, as contained in our Ancient Sanskrit scriptures. The answers to all the questions relating to the protection of environment are very clearly detailed in our ancient Sanskrit literature. Bhagavad Gita has envisaged mutual cooperation and interdependence as the key to preserve environment in its pure form. Yajurveda, Artharveda, Kautilya's Arthasastra, Vedas etc. have propounded sermons and methodology to keep the environment pure and soothing. The underlying theme of the books is that the knowledge contained in our ancient texts is much more relevant today and seeks to unravel the mysteries of nature for which the modern Science is still grapping for suitable explanation.

The present book has been divided in nine chapters, viz. Sanskrit Literature and Modern Knowledge; Introduction; Mind and Environment; Health and Environment; Nature of the Physical World; Environmental Pollution; Conservation of Bio-diversity; Bhagawad Gita and Environment; Concept of Moksa (Liberation). The book liberally quotes shlokas and verses from ancient Sanskrit literature and interprets the divine message to suggest ways and means for improving environmental consciousness.

Dr. Arun Nigavekar, Chairman, University Grants Commission, in his Foreword to this book remarks, "The book elevates the issue of environmental consciousness to a higher plane by considering environment not as a mere play of the five gross physical elements-air, water, earth, fire and space (Panchbhutas), but adding the dimensions of Manas, Kala and Dik. This is a pointer to the direction in which we must move to find the right answers to correct the environmental imbalance ....Dr. Aruna Goel's presentation of the learnings from ancient Sanskrit literature deserves all commendation and praise. I am sure that her path breaking work will be well-received by the scholars and intellectuals and spur further research in application of our ancient knowledge towards addressing the current strategic issues, to make our life more meaningful and purposeful."

About the Author

Dr. Aruna Goel, currently Member, University Grants Commission, is an eminent scholar of Sanskrit and Indian Philosophy, with thirty years experience in teaching and research. She has been devoted to the cause of promoting awareness and application of ancient wisdom in dealing with current issues like Good Governance, Environment, HRD, Women Empowerment, Social Development etc. She has published a number of books and articles in national and international journals and her writings are a result of painstaking research over a number of years. Especially her books "Indian Philosophy and Modern Science" and "Education Policy and Administration" have been highly appreciated by Indian and foreign scholars.

A perfectionist to the core, she balances her time between intellectual pursuits, social and family commitments and professional engagements. Her motto is quest for excellence in all walks of life and to be a good person above all. She is widely travelled in India and abroad and has delivered innumerable lectures on Indian philosophy and Sanskrit literature.

Dr. Aruna Goel is now passionately involved in conceptualising 'Sanskriti', a forum under the ages of University Grants Commission to bring the complete spectrum of ancient wisdom and heritage within the comprehension of each of the fellow Indians, by networking the efforts of university departments, research institutes, trusts and religious organisations as well as scholars and mahatmas, and bringing out publications which are easy to understand and rooted in our legacy and culture.


Avant Propos
1. Sanskrit Literature and Modern Knowledge
2. Introduction
3. Mind and Environment
4. Health and Environment
5. Nature of the Physical World
6. Environmental Pollution
7. Conservation of Bio-Diversity
8. Bhagawad Gita and Environment
9. Concept of Moksa (Liberation)