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HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA - A NEW APPROACH

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History as it has been conceived and written in modern times has generally limited itself to the narration of events and based its interpretations almost entirely on the rational and objective approach ignoring all other psychological and subjective factors. This predominance is so great that most modern historians and some political thinkers have concluded that objective necessities are by law of Nature the only really determining forces, all else is result or superficial accidents of these forces. Scientific history has been conceived as if must be a record and appreciation of the environmental motives of political action, of the play of economic forces and developments and the course of institutional evolution. Indian history in particular loses much of its true significance when looked at only from this external view point. This book is an attempt to look at Indian history not only from the external but also from the psychological and subjective angle. It attempts to portray the history and culture of India from the subjective and spiritual point of view. Starting from the Vedic and Upanishadic ages it traces the evolution of India to the building of empires; it is followed by a description of the invasions of Muslim and English and the psychological impact that they had on the people of India. This is followed by detailed description of the Freedom Movement with special emphasis of the psychological forces that were in play till the attainment of Independence in 1947. Finally it concludes with a vision of the future India.

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Kittu Reddy was born in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh in 1936. He is the nephew of former President of India, Late Sanjiv Reddy. Kittu Reddy lived in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram from the age of five in 1941. He had all his education at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education and graduated in 1957. Since 1958 he has been teaching History, Political Science, Social Science and Indian Culture in the same institution. Since 1991 he has been closely associated with the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. He was appointed by the Late Chief of Army Staff General B.C. Joshi as advisor to the Army Welfare Education Society and has held a series of work shops both at the training centres and in Pondicherry on motivation, leadership and Ethics for the Indian army and has traveled extensively in India. His publications include: 1. A Visin of United India Problems and Solutions; 2. History of India A New Approach; 3. Bravest of the Brave; 4. Mera Bharat Itihas Aur Sanskriti Monographs: 1. Kargil the manifestation of a deeper problem; 2. Secularism, Religion and Spirituality For the last few years he has been delivering talks at various universities and institutions in India. These talks are on Social Science and World Unity, Education in India and such allied topics.

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Sub Title No
Author Kittu Reddy & Kireet Joshi
ISBN 10 Digit No
ISBN 13 Digit 9788187471912
Pages 432
Binding Hardcover
Year of Publication 2014
Edition of Book First
Language English
Illustrations No

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