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2012, xvii, 921 p.; 3 Maps, 31 line drawing & b/w photographs; Index; 23 cm.

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SURENDRA N. DWIVEDI BAL RAM SINGH

ISBN 13: 978-81-246-0642-1 ISBN 10: 81-246-0642-0

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he collection of scholarly articles presented in the volume explores various aspects of Vedic traditions, especially relating to global harmony and peace, in the present-day context. The Proceedings of the Sixth World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) Conference emphasise Vedic traditions as not confined to the Indian subcontinent today but as having spread to different parts of the globe. They deal with the essence of Vedànta, the contribution of the epic literature, history relating to the »gvedic Aryans, Vedic sciences, and socio-economic and political aspects of Vedic life. Offering fresh ideas, they highlight the significance of the Vedic system for ensuring global peace and harmony, and satisfaction in the present. They study the concept of harmony and peace, and emphasise on the co-existence in the Upaniùads, the Hindu concept of universalism, the importance of the âyurveda and the Bhagavad-Gãtà in maintaining mental health, and on the global unity and syncretism in the education provided in ancient India. Attempts are made to cull out management ideas from the Mahàbhàrata, and throw light on the relevance of the Artha÷àstra in modern-day geo-politics and the special relevance of Sanàtana Dharma in the modern world. In the process, the scholars reveal the fictional aspects that have been linked to the Indian traditions and the related social evils. The volume will interest a range of scholars of Indology and general readers as it explores the ancient Indian tradition, especially the Vedic tradition, in a comprehensive manner. Dr Surendra Nath Dwivedi, PhD, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has become the first Indo-American professor to receive the Louisiana Engineering Society's Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award. He has also served as the President of the World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES). In addition, he engages in many public services such as The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, a program in India providing education to children across the country. Prof. Bal Ram Singh is the Director of Center for Indic Studies at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he teaches a course on Science of Kriyayoga. Dr Singh has published about 175 research articles, has edited three books, including India's Intellectual Traditions and Contributions to the World (DKPW, 2010) and Origin of Indian Civilization (DKPW, 2010), and has obtained three patents. He has published over three dozen scholarly articles on issues related to Indian tradition, culture, and philosophy. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management. Place your orders / enquiries with ‘Vedasri’, F-395, Sudarshan Park, (Metro Stn. : Ramesh Nagar), NEW DELHI - 15 Phs.: (+ 91-11) 2545 3975, 2546 6019; Fax: (+ 91-11) 2546 5926 E-m ail:in dolo gy@dkprin tw orld .c om Web:w ww.d kprin tw orld .c om


Vedic Heritage for Global Harmony and Peace in Modern Context