Author: D P Mukherjee
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172763476
This book is an extended and revised version of the author’s doctoral thesis on the impact of Traditions on socio-Moral education of the populace in ancient India. He adopted a regressive view to approach the theme; he started with the present objectives of social (Adult) Education, national and global; then identified the socio-moral values involved in and relevant to the respective objectives and attempted to search these values in Indian Traditions.
It as been found that, such values are abundant in scriptures, conversations, narrations, dialogues, stories and episodes, sculptures and paintings, inscription and edicts. In conclusion, discussion is made on the diffusion of these values down the ages. These may be regarded as eternal human values that are propagated among the masses, from time immemorial, through widespread irrigation of culture.
GENERAL EDITOR’S PREFACE
Nature and Objectives of Social (Adult)
Education in Modern India-in Search of values
The populace of ancient Indian Society-Its Composition and components
Objectives and Nature of Value-Education of The Populace
A: Related to the duties towards one’s family and community.
B: To eradicate superstitions that are instrumental in creating barriers and rifts between castes and groups, thereby reinforce social bonds and mutual understanding.
C: To ensure economic rehabilitation and raise standards of living, to promote harmonious development of social, economic, cultural and moral self; to enlighten the inner self for character building to arouse social awareness and spiritual self-realization.
D: To develop habit of individual and community health, cleanliness and proper sanitation.
E: To promote meaningful philosophy of life which in turn, promotes cultural enrichment and harmonious development of social, emotional, moral and spiritual self of the individual.
Means, Material and Media to Inculcate Values in Mind of the Populace
Visual Materials and Media
Propagation of Values Down the Ages