Vedic Heritage for Global Harmony and Peace in Modern Context

Surendra N. Dwivedi and Bal Ram Singh (eds)

Verlag: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., 2012
ISBN 10: 8124606420 / ISBN 13: 9788124606421
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Inhaltsangabe: The collection of scholarly articles presented in the volume explores various aspects of Vedic traditions, especially relating to global harmony and peace, in the present-day context. The Proceedings of the Sixth World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) Conference emphasise Vedic traditions as not confined to the Indian subcontinent today but as having spread to different parts of the globe. They deal with the essence of Vedanta, the contribution of the epic literature, history relating to the Rigvedic Aryans, Vedic sciences, and socio-economic and political aspects of Vedic life. Offering fresh ideas, they highlight the significance of the Vedic system for ensuring global peace and harmony, and satisfaction in the present. They study the concept of harmony and peace, and emphasise on the co-existence in the Upanishads, the Hindu concept of universalism, the importance of the Ayurveda and the Bhagavad-Gita in maintaining mental health, and on the global unity and syncretism in the education provided in ancient India. Attempts are made to cull out management ideas from the Mahabharata, and throw light on the relevance of the Arthashastra in modern-day geo-politics and the special relevance of Sanatana Dharma in the modern world. In the process, the scholars reveal the fictional aspects that have been linked to the Indian traditions and the related social evils. The volume will interest a range of scholars of Indology and general readers as it explores the ancient Indian tradition, especially the Vedic tradition, in a comprehensive manner.

About the Author: Dr. Suren N. Dwivedi is the Board of Reagents Eminent Scholar, Professor and the Director of UL Lafayette's Virtual Reality and Product Realization Laboratory and also is a Professor in UL Lafayette's Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. He has done extensive meaningful research in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, organized many technical workshops and seminars, and has consulted major corporations, such as Ford Motor Co., GM, GE, and IBM. He has published more than 200 research papers in the broad domain of Product Development, Green Manufacturing, Shipbuilding and Robotics and had edited several conference proceedings. He has guided over 100 students at MS and Ph.D. levels. Dr. Dwivedi has been involved in countless research projects from NSF, DOE, BoRSF, DARPA, NASA, US-Army, and Navy. He founded the International Society for Productivity Enhancement, International Journal of Agile Manufacturing and the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems and serves as Chief Editor of the latter. He was also a co-founder and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications. Dr. Dwivedi was the recipient of more than 30 awards for teaching and research, professional activities and community services including the Outstanding Researcher Award for 1990-91 and 1991-92 at West Virginia University, and he also received the Outstanding Leadership Award there in 1993. Recently he has been awarded with the most honorable award by Louisiana Engineering Foundation for faculty professionalism award. He has a passion to see every child receive an education, and he engages in many public services including his involvement in The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, a program in India providing education to children across the country. In addition, Dr. Dwivedi is serving as President of the World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES), a collective scholastic effort to explore and educate the past, present and future. As a professor, he teaches challenging courses, but also maintains an admirable relationship with his students. He believes that there is no shortcut in life, we have to work hard. Everybody can't be Einstein, but everyone can work hard. LES has affirmed that Dr.Dwivedi is a person of great influence at the university, the engineering community and the global community at large.

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Titel: Vedic Heritage for Global Harmony and Peace ...
Verlag: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: 2012
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: New
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New
Auflage: First Edition.

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