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Sri Rama: The Beloved and Victorious Hero

Kireet Joshi (Author) Value-Oriented Education Series

Valmiki composed the Ramayana in order to illustrate a heroic leader, who was able to combine in him the virtues of truth, heroism, love and justice. Sri Rama shines out in this great epic as an embodiment of all these virtues. Indeed, Sri Rama is the beloved hero and victor.

The episodes selected for this monograph are expected to be read by students and teachers to discover in them that sterling quality which Sri Rama inspires in us — Truth, whatever the consequences — that which is the greatest demand on the upward evolutionary effort of humankind. This is the one virtue that humanity is required to cultivate today.

Value-oriented education is the theme to which this series of monographs is devoted, and the entire series f aims at presenting to the educational world the life- currents of some of the greatest leaders in world history, who have demonstrated that there are three aspirations, which can uplift ordinary human life to the higher peaks of excellence, nobility and divinity, viz., Illumination, Heroism and Harmony.

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About the author

Kireet Joshi

Kireet Joshi (b. 1931) studied philosophy and law at the Bombay University. He was selected for I.A.S. in 1955 but in 1956 he resigned in order to devote himself at Pondicherry to the study and practice of the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. He taught Philosophy and Psychology at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education at Pondicherry and participated in numerous educational experiments under the direct guidance of The Mother. In 1976, Government of Indian invited him to be Educational Adviser in the Ministry of Education. In 1983, he was appointed Special Secretary to the Government of India, and held this post until 1988. He was Member-Secretary of Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan from 1987 to 1993. He was appointed Vice-Chairman of the UNESCO Institute of Education, Hamburg, from 1987 to 1990. In the Ministry of Education, he was incharge of Higher Education. National Commission on Teachers, Languages, Youth Affairs and UNESCO affairs. He had been the Chairman of Auroville Foundation and is currently the chairman of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR). His published works include: Sri Aurobindo and Integral Yoga, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Education for Character Development, Education for Tomorrow, Education at Crossroads, Philosophy and Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and other Essays and Veda and Indian Culture.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sri Rama: The Beloved and Victorious Hero
Author Kireet Joshi
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788190878838
length 333p., Illustrated; B/W & Colour; 9.2 Inch X 6.2 Inch