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Title: Cultural Heritage of India[REDUCED from $14.to $9.95!!!]
Author: Rao, Dr. J.Thuljaram
Item Code: BK00554
Publisher: Impress, Coimbatore or Author
Edition: 1st ed., Date: 2004, 353 pp., PB
Description: Book includes 20 different topics on all essential aspects of Indian culture as well as a forward by Swami Dayananda. Dr. J. Thuljaram Rao is the former director of Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore; Retired UNO Advisor; and Ex-Honorary Vice-Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore. In the words of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Dr. Rao has given us a pocket book of lovely reading on Indian culture. Dr. Rao has played an active role in the cultural life of the people of Coimbatore, where he spent a good part of his life. Decades of his association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in the Textile City had given him an opportunity to share his wide range of knowledge gathered over years of study and association with eminent savants of our land in his classes on Cultural Heritage. One can see in this book his grasp of our ancient, at the same time, live, culture of India. His short sketches of characters like Ravana, Hanuman, Adi Sankara and others provide us with quite a few pages of captivating reading. Even though he does not claim any learning of Vedic scriptures, the sections dealing with Bhagavad Gita, Indian philosophers etc. reveal the author’s good grasp of the vision of our scriptures. In short, ‘Cultural Heritage of India’ is a well-written book of a highly cultured and mature person who is proud to be an Indian. Topics covered include: Cultural Heritage-Concept; Scriptures-Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas; Epics-India’s Pride and Culture; Bhagavad Gita-Principles and Ethics; Philosophers-Spiritual Leaders-Cultural Ambassadors; Indian Composite Culture-Religions; Sanskrit-Cultural Language; Fine Arts-The Spiritual Solace; Science in Ancient India; Synthesis of Religion with Politics, Science with Spirituality; Inter-Religious Harmony; Indigenous Medicines-Traditional Wealth; Indian Culture-Yogic Heritage; Vedic Heritage-Astrology; Women in India-Ancient and Modern Culture; The Advent of Mahatma Gandhi-Impact on Cultural Values; Post Independence Era-Erosion of Cultural Values; Indian Culture-Satyameva Jayate-Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi; Indian Culture Abroad; and The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB)-An Institution for Culture.