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A Treasury Of Indian Wisdom

A Treasury Of Indian Wisdom

Karan Singh(Ed.)
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Karan Singh
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Tracing the metaphysical literary heritage of the Indian subcontinent, A Treasury of Indian Wisdom brings us a wealth of enlightenment from the last 5000 years of Indian teachings. Beginning with the Vedic hymns, the anthology leads us into the heart of Vedantic philosophy through the Upanishads, further exploring the fundamental truths offered by Buddhist and Jain monks. Presenting the beauty and devotion in the verses of the Bhakti, Sufi and Sikh gurus as well, it arrives at the contemporary ideologies of modern teachers like Sri Aurobindo, Jawaharlal Nehru and Osho.
Dr Karan Singh’s selection draws on the wide-ranging wisdom of saints and scholars, thinkers and reformers, poets and leaders, and comes as an inspiration to a generation seeking its place in the world.

Imprint: Penguin Ananda

Published: Jan/2020

ISBN: 9780143426158

Length : 232 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

A Treasury Of Indian Wisdom

Karan Singh(Ed.)
,
Karan Singh

Tracing the metaphysical literary heritage of the Indian subcontinent, A Treasury of Indian Wisdom brings us a wealth of enlightenment from the last 5000 years of Indian teachings. Beginning with the Vedic hymns, the anthology leads us into the heart of Vedantic philosophy through the Upanishads, further exploring the fundamental truths offered by Buddhist and Jain monks. Presenting the beauty and devotion in the verses of the Bhakti, Sufi and Sikh gurus as well, it arrives at the contemporary ideologies of modern teachers like Sri Aurobindo, Jawaharlal Nehru and Osho.
Dr Karan Singh’s selection draws on the wide-ranging wisdom of saints and scholars, thinkers and reformers, poets and leaders, and comes as an inspiration to a generation seeking its place in the world.

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Karan Singh(Ed.)

Dr Karan Singh was born heir apparent to the then ruler of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and served successively as regent, Sardar-i-Riyasat and governor of the state. A Padma Vibhushan, Dr Singh has held the tourism and civil aviation, health and family planning and the education and culture portfolios in the Indian government and also served briefly as ambassador to the United States. He is currently a member of the Rajya Sabha and deputy leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party as well as chairman of the Committee on Ethics of the Rajya Sabha. Dr Karan Singh has been chancellor of Benaras Hindu University and Jammu and Kashmir University, and is currently the chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has also served as chairman of the Indian Board of Wildlife and is associated with several cultural and academic institutions. He composes and recites devotional songs in Dogri and is a connoisseur of Indian classical music. Some of his published works include his Autobiography, As I See it and Essays on Hinduism.

Karan Singh

Dr Karan Singh was born heir apparent to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and served successively as regent, Sardar-i-Riyasat and governor of the state. A Padma Vibhushan, Dr Singh has held the portfolios for tourism and civil aviation, health and family planning, and education and culture in the Indian government, and served as ambassador to the United States. He has been deputy leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party and chairman of the Committee on Ethics of the Rajya Sabha. As chancellor, he has been affiliated to both Jammu and Kashmir University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has chaired the Indian Board of Wildlife and India International Centre. Presently, he is a member of the Rajya Sabha, chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, chairman of the governing board of the Auroville Foundation and India’s representative on the UNESCO executive board. Associated with several cultural and academic institutions, he composes and recites devotional songs in Dogri and is a connoisseur of Indian classical music. Some of his published works include his Autobiography, As I See It and Essays on Hinduism, as well as his extensive correspondence with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in Jammu & Kashmir 1949–1964 and Srimati Indira Gandhi in Kashmir & Beyond 1966–1984.