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Year: 1999


x + 345 pp

About the Book

The book explores the source of order at three different planes, the cosmic, the individual and the socio political unit. The frame of reference for this exploration is the Veda, the Veda, Beyond Ego’s Domain argues, is the preeminent source of articulating and understanding the phenomenon of order. In establishing this, the book rejects as inadequate and misleading Vedic interpretations inspired by naturalistic, ritualistic and ideological predilections. It is this attunement that provides a reliable and firm basis for order in the socio political realm.

About Author

Ramashray Roy, an eminent Political Scientist, is currently a fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. Earlier, during the 1998-2001 he was a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla where he worked on the Vedic Vision of Political Order. Evenearlier, hw was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Socities, Delhi (1963-1992) and one of its founder members and its director du;ring 1976-1982. He was director at the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (1972-1976) and its National Fellow during 1994-1996. He is the president of Tantrabati Geeta Bhawan Trust, Madhubani. He is the recipient of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru National Award of the M P Government in Social Sciences in 1993. He has taught in several universitites in the USA. He has also been associated with the United Nations University, Tokoyo. He has written more than two dozen books in the areas of Indian politics, Bureaucracy, Development, Gandhian Thought, Political Philosophy, and traditional Indian thought. His recent completed study is Marriage in Mithila: A study in Samskara. He has contributed numerous articles to leading journals in India and abroad. He is currently working on Purusha, Purana and History.


Preface.In Search of Order.Knowing the Unknownable .Creation and Order.The One and the Many. Devanam Purvye Yuge. The Cosmic Yajna. Ritasya Tanuth. Varuna's Pasha . Jyotir Abhayam kshatrasya kshatram. Being and Order. Selected Bibliography

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