The Veda and Indian Culture

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About the book : 

This is an introductory book on the Veda meant for the beginners. It presents in a rapid manner the core of the Vedic discovery. The Vedic Rishis have described the human journey, its difficulties and its battles as also the secret of the victory. The central issue is how to perfect our ordinary psychological faculties.

The entire science of yoga owes its origin to the Vedic psychology. At present mankind is passing through a crisis which can be met only at the deepest psychological level. In this context, the Veda has contemporary relevance. The author has presented the quintessence of the Vedic message in a few brief chapters and the language is deliberately non-technical.

There is a growing thirst among young people who want to be introduced to the secret of the Veda and to understand how various developments of Indian culture are rooted in the Veda. The present book may serve to meet this need. The book also contains material, both in the main text and in the appendices, which may also be of interest to scholars.

ISBN :  978-8120808898; Pages : 120 ; Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass.

About the author : 

Kireet Joshi ( IAS ) was an Indian philosopher, and disciple of Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa. In 1956 , he resigned from the IAS in order to study and practise the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo at Pondicherry. He remained engaged in the Yogic practice and intensive study of Sri Aurobindo’s and Mother’s works as also vast literature of Indian and Western Philosophy, history and culture for over 20 years.  He worked as Educational Adviser to the GoI, Member-Secretary of National Commission for Teachers,  Member of the University Grants Commission, Member of the Central Advisory Board of Education.

Considering the importance of Vedic knowledge, he initiated and developed Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratisthan and served as its Founder Member-Secretary


Kireet Joshi


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