Foundations of Indian Culture

Foundations of Indian Culture

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Author: K M Munshi
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 76
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


This book seeks to answer questions such as: How did the Indian Culture come into existence? What were the forces which led to growth? What patterns and fundamental values did it throw up? What was the source of its vitality?

Central idea of this book is to understand the meaning of Indian culture, and how was it that Indian Culture had survived when so many cultures in history had withered away?

CONTENTS: Culture - Its Significance and Vitality / Gathering of Elements - The Vedic Aryans / Kula and Yajna - Rita and Tapas as the Central Idea / The Vedic Rishi / Aryo-Dravidian Synthesis - The quest of the Absolute / The Concept of Dharma / Manava Dharma - Its Social Philosophy and Aims / The Social Philosophy: Non-Competitive Society