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The Hindu Book of the Dead

 
Trinath Mishra (Author)
Synopsis

The work deals with the concepts, beliefs and traditions relating to death, the concept of immortality and the karmic cycle. Examining the Hindu scriptural texts and secular classical works, it discusses the funeral rites and rituals in Hinduism, giving their meanings and going into their relevance for the soul and for the living. It deals with the concepts of atman, delusion or maya, kala denoting time and dream, and explains how the soul tries to overcome the cycle of life and death or the concept of moksha. It also presents a comparative study of Hindu traditions and other systems of belief on the aspect of death.

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About the author

Trinath Mishra

Dr. Trinath Mishra joined the Indian Police Service in 1966. He was allotted to U.P. cadre where he worked in various capacities in field as well as on staff. As a field officer he was in-charge of some of the most criminal and communally sensitive districts like Bulandshahr, Azamgarh, Meerut and Varanasi. He successfully handled a number of communal, agrarian and industrial problems. As a supervisory officer also he was assigned the task of looking after similar ranges of Moradabad, Allahabdad and Meerut. He also successfully managed the Allahabad Kumbh Mela of 1977. He served in various central police organizations also on deputation. He worked in the C.B.I. as a Superintendent of Police, the Special Director and the director. He was the Chief of Special Protection Group, SVP National Police Academy, the Central Industrial Security Force and the Central Reserve Police Force. He also served in the insurgency-afficted state of Manipur as DGP. Dr. Mishra has been decorated with Police Medal for Gallantry, Police Medal for Meritorious Services and President's Police Medal for Distinguished services. He has written a number of books and articles in Hindi as well as in English. Kumbh Gatha (Hindi), Yukti or Police Tactics (Hindi) Introduction to Explosives (English/Hindi), Preliminary Investigation of Unnatural Death Cases (Hindi) Suraksha Evam Sanraksha (Hindi) are some of his published works.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Hindu Book of the Dead
Format Softcover
Date published: 07.05.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380828404
length x+250p., 22cm.