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Forest and Environment in Ancient India

Vijay Kumar Gupta (Author)
Synopsis Forest and environment in ancient India is having emphasis in the Book on developing concept rather than merely providing information and providing up to date knowledge (i.e. Rig Veda /Later Vedic Forest/ Deforestation in Age of Brahmans Koutilya Arthashastra and Buddha Period). There is adequate scope to stimulate independent thinking and application of the principal learnt especially in religious forest.

In the sixth century B.C. India witnessed as in lens intellectual of upheaval. Buddha was leading figure of the epoch beside questioning the established norms socio religious practices and spiritual values prevailing at that time. Then the Buddha Stood at a distance to the North-east of the Bodhi tree and gazed at it for one week motionless eyes as mark of gratitude and appreciation for having sheltered him during his enlightenment. This is extremely significant in determining his attitude towards trees & forest.

Not only that there are four ashram to lead out life the main is Vanprasth Ashram, man who completed 50 to 55 years go to the forest is live together. Many philosophers have tried to indicate the basis for good forest life system for example- Buddha left Home have at the age of 29 years and wondered through the village & Cities in the Ganga Valley for 15 Years.
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About the author

Vijay Kumar Gupta

Dr. Vijay Kumar Gupta passed M.A. Examination with 1st class from Magadh University Buddha-Gaya and has a completed Ph.D Under the supervision of Dr. S. Sahai Head of the department of AI & AS/ Pro. Vice Chanceller Madadh University. Presently working an officer in the department if KVIC (Govt. of India). V.K. Gupta is a prolific writer and well known communication philosopher about forest and Environment specially in religious ancient forest.

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Title Forest and Environment in Ancient India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.03.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176467103, 9788176467100
length viii+137p., 23cm.