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The Glory of Indian Heritage

K. Mahadevan (Author) V.K. Madhavan Kutty (Author)
Synopsis The book The Glory of Indian Heritage is a collection of essays which aims at presenting perspectives of different aspects of Indian culture and development. It has essays on Indian classical music and dance, painting, Ayurveda and yoga which are traditional and indigenous system of health, physical fitness, and physical and mental well-being, astrology, language, philosophy, recent advances made by India in socio-economic development, and excellence achieved by Indian in the different branches of science and social sciences. It also includes profiles of selected eminent personalities of our time. It goes without saying that to try to present in a volume of moderate size, a holistic perspective of India which has at least 5,000 years of documented history, is to attempt the impossible. However, the themes chosen for the present volume are exprected to be of interest to the general reader who would like to have authentic information about India of today. The papers in this volume are written by scholars who are experts in their respective fields. The objective of this book is to make it interesting as well as tractable to the reader. The different papers serve as introductions, though limited, to the selected themes to those readers in particular who are not sufficiently familiar with the Indian scene. Has India of this century lived up to its great inheritance? The different essays in the present book provide in part the answer. It may be said here that India has achieved several distinctions in the different branches of science, philosophy, literature, fine arts etc., of which one could be justly proud. It is hoped that this book will be welcomed by the general readers as also scholars who are interested in the Indian heritage.
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About the authors

K. Mahadevan

Prof. Kuttan Mahadevan is currently Principal, Sri Venkateswara University and Chairman, Department of Pupulation Studies. He is a specialist on Population Policy, Social Development, Methodology, Ecology, Gerontology and communication. He is author of 30 books. He is the recipient of several awards both nationally and internationally for his original and innovative research work.

V.K. Madhavan Kutty

Awarded the “Padmasri” by the President of India in 2002, V.K.Madhavan Kutty is also the receipient of many awards for journalism and literature which include Kerala Sahitya Academy award for his book “Journalism a journey” (account of his various foreign travels with VIPS, Soviet Land Nehru Award for the biography of V K Krishna Menon, Swadeshabhimani Award for the best Malayala Jounalist in 2002. V.K. Madhavan Kutty a career journalist and author of 16 books, he worked for the prestigious Malayalam Daily, Mathrubhumi as its Chief of bureau in Delhi and later as its Editor. He was the Founder Director of the Malayalam channel Asianet.. He had contributed regular Coloumns to Times of India, Mathrubhumi, Kerala Kaumudi and Deshabhimani. He was also a member of the Indian Delegation to United Nations in 2004. His last novel “Village before time” was short-listed for the prestigious Crossword award.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Glory of Indian Heritage
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
length xii+472 Pp, 23 cm
Subjects History