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Reflections on The Man, The Mind and The Mission

Nalini Bikkina (Editor) Rositta Joseph Valiyamattam (Editor)

Reflections on the Man, the Mind and the Mission; a Festschrift on the 85th Birthday of Koneru Ramakrishna Rao is a humble tribute to Prof. Koneru Ramakrishna Rao, one of the tallest scholars of our times. This Festschrift contains reminiscences, reflections and papers by scholars and academicians from around the globe who are familiar with Prof. Rao’s epoch-making contributions. The book also contains special messages from luminaries in diverse disciplines who are friends and admirers of Prof. Rao. Scholarly reviews of some of his most recent books have also been included. The volume concludes with the brief memoirs of Prof. Rao titled “Wide Open Horizons: A Short Story of My Tryst with Destiny”, an intellectual delight.

Prof. Rao is a scholar, philosopher, scientist, educationist, leader and visionary with an incredible ability to live his amazing dreams. He dabbles with the intricacies of Psychology and Parapsychology, Philosophy and Yoga, Consciousness Studies and Gandhian Thought, Educational Administration and Information Science, with equal ease and astounding finesse. And above all, here is a man untouched by time. In his 85th year, he is more active than ever before, enriching academia and society at large with his erudition and philosophical acumen, profound thought and most exemplary leadership. The year 2017 will see the publication of his five remarkable volumes.

Contents: Tributes from Around the Globe. Prologue. Glimpses of a Memorable Life. Part I: 1. Tireless body and ageless mind: the sixty-five year academic odyssey/Rositta Joseph Valiyamattam. 2. Crusader of parapsychology/John G. Kruth. 3. Pioneer and prime promoter of Indian psychology/Anand Paranjpe. 4. A philosopher in the native tradition: Sri Aurobindo’s super mind and Rao’s trishula/K.R. Rajani. 5. An institution builder par excellence/V. Balamohandas. 6. A scholar extraordinary/Janak Pandey. 7. In the glorious realm of yoga/Chenchulakshmi Kolla. 8. East–west odyssey of a pragmatic visionary/David Lorimer. 9. Pursuit of Gandhi’s dharma: professor K. Ramakrishna Rao’s perspective/B. Sambasiva Prasad. 10. The trident model of body–mind consciousness: bridging east and west/Sonali Bhatt Marwaha. Part II: 11. Combating the colonial syndrome in modern India/A.S. Sasikala. 12. Consolidating a great science: elements of parapsychology/B. Sangeeta. 13. Radiating eastern wisdom: foundations of yoga psychology/N. Deepa Mohan. 14. Gandhi’s dharma: unravelling the essence of Gandhian thought/Y.P. Anand. 15. The phenomenology of violence: deciphering violence to establish lasting peace/Rositta Joseph Valiyamattam. Some more cherished memories . . . Epilogue. Wide open horizons: the story of my tryst with destiny/Koneru Ramakrishna Rao. A bibliography of the writings of K.R. Rao.

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Title Reflections on The Man, The Mind and The Mission
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher D.K. Printworld
Language: English
isbn 9788124609163
length xxxvi+360p.
Subjects Biography