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  • Talat Mahmood – The Velvet Voice

    Talat Mahmood was one of the most important and significant singers of the golden era of Hindi film music. His songs are recalled by music lovers, generation after generation. The quality of his voice and the richness of his expression made him a great singer both in cinema and outside it. His melodies are a precious part of any music connoisseur’s repository and for several people around the world his is the most moving and soul-stirring voice ever. It’s a little known fact that as much as a third of his work is non-film recordings, which consists of several songs of absolutely stunning and magical melodies to touch the listener’s heart. There has never been someone quite like Talat till today and it is to his credit that he sang his songs softly and left deep impressions on our psyche. Because Talat Mahmood was handsome, he also acted in a few films, being cast opposite many beautiful ladies of the time, including Nutan, Suraiya, Nadira, Mala Sinha, Shyama et al. However, it is not as an actor but as a singer that he will be remembered. Inside the present work, tributes from his son and daughter find space. This is a focused effort to look at the life and times of this amazing singing-actor, seen from the perspective of many music lovers who either knew him or understood his music. His entire repertoire of songs is tabulated and can be readily referenced. Plus there is a great deal of trivia related to the films in which his songs were featured. This is one book on the gentleman singer in which the readers or music lovers will find everything they always wanted to know about Talat, presented in a fun-to-read way, while continuing to fulfill its task of being an exhaustive work of reference.

  • Master Story Tellers of India

    Master Storytellers of India is a close study of miniatures in Indian English literature – miniatures from life that have the power to light up a face with a smile and touch hearts. It is a critical study of the short stories of seven major Indo-Anglian short story writers of India and traces the beginnings of short story writing in India, the influences on the writers, the themes used and the techniques employed in writing the short story in English. The primary objective of the study is to identify thematic similarities in the stories and study the various techniques used to present the themes. The broader purpose is to showcase the varied hues of life portrayed in Indian English literature.

  • Maru and the Maple Leaf

    Maru and the Maple Leaf follows Priti Moghe as she reads through three cartons of writings that she has inherited from Maru Sivaraman. Priti and Maru are themselves characters from the author’s oeuvre. Ingeniously, she has interwoven a biography of her own writing life into Priti’s relationship with her fellow doctor, Stephen Woodhouse.

  • Last Bench Se

    This is a collection of poems by Abhinav Grover which are well illustrated with sketches by some of his friends in this book. It is a collection of poems that he wrote while in engineering classes, as the author confesses. Some of them have already found appreciation in terms of prizes in competitions and praises by known poets.

  • India-China Relations: Prospects for Synergy Building in the Twenty First Century

    This book is the report on a National Seminar on the theme India – China Relations: Prospects for Synergy Building in the Twenty First Century organized by the Manipal Centre for Asian Studies, Manipal University, Manipal in collaboration with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies Kolkata during 2, 3 December 2011.

  • Comets – Nomads of the Solar System

    This book introduces the general reader to the world of comets – those celestial visitors from the outer Solar System that occasionally visit the Earth’s neighbourhood and put up spectacular shows in the night sky. The world had geared up for just such a show at the end of 2013, when Comet ISON was expected to light up the night sky. Using the occasion to bring the world of comets to those interested, this book is a delightful read about the quirky world of these unpredictable visitors. Apart from lucidly and accurately updating the reader about what comets are, where they come from, why is it that they assume the fantastic shapes they do etc. “Comets” also regales the reader with myths about comets in various cultural contexts, snippets about famous comets in the history of mankind, anecdotes on comet discoveries and discoverers, the bewildering procedures followed while naming comets and much more. The book takes a hard look at the hype surrounding the fiery expectations about Comet ISON an cautions the reader that, while there was a good chance of the comet blazing forth in the skies of December 2013, there was a realistic chance that the comet would not survive its close encounter with the Sun. Sadly, the pessimistic predictions came true and the comet disintegrated as it went around the Sun. As we wait for chance to throw us a Great Comet to gaze at in the future, “Comets: Nomads of the Solar System” is an excellent guide to prepare for the event!

  • Basic Concepts of Intellectual Property Rights

    This book on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) is aimed at undergraduate and post graduate students, research scholars and faculty members. The objective is to sensitize undergraduate and post graduate students regarding various aspects of IPRs, provide guidance to research scholars regarding safeguards to put in place for potentially patentable research and serve as a ready reckoner to faculty members interested to apply for patents but do not have a comprehensive information in various aspects of filing a patent application.
    The book aims to simplify the complex issue of patent through hypothetical examples. This will help readers comprehend subject in an easy way. The book deliberately avoids the discussion on history of IPRs, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations and its background, culmination of GATT round of negotiations into World Trade Organization (WTO). These issues need a comprehensive discussion and are not the objectives of the book. The book is divided into eight short and simple chapters. At the end of the chapter a few Self Study Exercises are given for readers to recapitulate what they have read in that chapter. This may provide required foundation in understanding what is commonly referred to as “dry subject” of IPR. Overall, the book aims to provide required information regarding Intellectual Property Rights, focusing on patents, in simple and easily understandable language.

  • Ancient Stone Riddles: Megaliths of the Indian Subcontinent

    Ancient Stone Riddles is an introduction to the fascinating but less-known monuments called megaliths in the context of the Indian subcontinent. The book seeks to present the current understanding among archaeologists and other researchers in a lucid manner to the general reader, while stimulating thought on the many questions that linger about these remnants from our distant past and the people and cultures that built them. It also discusses recent research about the knowledge systems possessed by the megalith builders, including the possibility that some of these monuments were erected to observe celestial cycles.

  • A Modern Introduction to Madhva Philosophy

    The author has made this treatise on Madhva’s realistic school of Vedānta philosophy convincing to the modern mind by employing western logical apparatus in substantiating Madhva’s ideas. Following the Indian classical tradition, the author has examined the validity of Advaitavedānta, the Absolute Monism of Śaṅkara and Bhāskara as Pūrvapakṣa, and logically proved its inconsistencies. He has then established the Dvaitasiddhānta i.e., the Monotheistic Dualism of Madhva. He has successfully brought out the nuances of the realistic school of Indian philosophical thought in this work. A Modern Introduction to Mādhva Philosophy is Prof B H Kotabagi’s posthumous publication.

  • Life and Art of K K Hebbar

    K K Hebbar was a trailblazer in Indian art. His contributions to modern Indian art as an artist, teacher, and art administrator are unparalleled. What is ?Indian? in modern Indian art has been a subject of discussion since the beginning of the modernist movement. Hebbar?s oeuvre is an answer to that question. It is modern and yet, intensely Indian, both in terms of subjects and treatment. Hebbar remained rooted in his native soil. His line drawings are a treasure of Indian art. No one has surpassed them in their delicacy and lyricism. This biography is Mr Bhat?s affectionate account of his friend Hebbar?s life and art. The strength of Hebbar?s character comes through in his narration. Integrity and self-discipline were Hebbar?s defining qualities. Arguably, the man was greater than his work. And that makes his story intriguing. This biography of a major artist is a welcome addition to the meagre literature on Indian artists.

  • Bharatiya Bijaganita

    ಪ್ರಾಚೀನ ಭಾರತೀಯ-ಬೀಜಗಣಿತದಲ್ಲಿ ಅನಿರ್ಣೀತ ಸಮೀಕರಣಗಳ ಕುರಿತ ವಿಶ್ಲೇಷಣೆಯು (Indeterminate-analysis) ವಿಶೇಷ ಗಮನಾರ್ಹವಾದ ಸಂಗತಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಏಕಘಾತೀಯ ಅನಿರ್ಣೀತ ಸಮೀಕರಣಗಳ ಪರಿಹಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಬAಧಿಸಿದ ವಿಷಯದ ವಿಶ್ಲೇಷಣೆಯನ್ನು ಭಾರತೀಯ-ಬೀಜಗಣಿತಜ್ಞರು ‘ಕುಟ್ಟಕ’ ಎಂಬ ಪಾರಿಭಾಷಿಕ ಪದದಿಂದ ಸೂಚಿಸಿದರೆ, ಅನಿರ್ಣೀತ ವರ್ಗಸಮೀಕರಣಗಳ ವಿಶ್ಲೇಷಣೆಯನ್ನು ‘ವರ್ಗಪ್ರಕೃತಿ’ ಎಂದು ಕರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಎರಡೂ ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನು ವಿಶದವಾಗಿ ಚರ್ಚಿಸಿದೆ. ಚಿಹ್ನೆಗಳ-ಬಳಕೆ, ಅವ್ಯಕ್ತಗಳನ್ನು ಸೂಚಿಸುವುದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಬಳಸುವ ಅಕ್ಷರಸಂಕೇತಗಳು, ಸಮೀಕರಣಗಳು ಬೀಜಗಣಿತಶಾಸ್ತçದ ಮೂಲಾಧಾರಗಳಾಗಿವೆ. ಅವ್ಯಕ್ತಗಳನ್ನು ಸೂಚಿಸುವುದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಶಿಸ್ತುಬದ್ಧವಾಗಿ ಅಕ್ಷರಸಂಕೇತಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಪ್ರಥಮವಾಗಿ ಬಳಸಿದವರು ಭಾರತೀಯರು. ವಿವಿಧ ಬಗೆಯ ಸಮೀಕರಣಗಳನ್ನು ವಿಭಿನ್ನ-ವರ್ಗಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಂಗಡಿಸಿ, ಅವುಗಳ ವಿಸ್ತöÈತ ಅಧ್ಯಯನವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಪ್ರಥಮವಾಗಿ ಕೈಗೊಂಡವರೂ ಅವರೇ ಆಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ, ಬೀಜಗಣಿತವನ್ನು ಶಾಸ್ತçದ-ಸ್ವರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಾಕಿ ಮುನ್ನಡಿಸಿದವರೂ ಅವರೇ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಬಹುದಾಗಿದೆ. ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ ಕೃತಿಯು ಬೀಜಗಣಿತದ ಸಮೀಕರಣಗಳನ್ನು ಬಿಡಿಸುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವಶ್ಯವಾಗಿರುವ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ಅಥವಾ ಪರಿಕರ್ಮಗಳನ್ನು ಅರ್ಥಾತ್ “ಬೀಜೋಪಯೋಗಿ-ಗಣಿತ”ವನ್ನು ಮತ್ತು ಬೀಜಗಣಿತೀಯ ಸಮೀಕರಣಗಳ ವಿಶ್ಲೇಷಣೆಯ ಕುರಿತು ಚರ್ಚೆ “ಬೀಜ” ಎರಡನ್ನೂ ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಪ್ರಾಚೀನ ಆಚಾರ್ಯರು ನಿರೂಪಿಸಿರುವ ನಿಯಮಗಳಿಗೆ ಉಪಪತ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಒದಗಿಸಿರುವುದು, ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟೀಕರಣಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿರುವ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ ಲೆಕ್ಕವನ್ನು ಆಯಾ ಗ್ರಂಥಕರ್ತನು ತಿಳಿಸಿರುವ ವಿಧಾನದನ್ವಯವೇ ಆಧುನಿಕ ಗಣಿತೀಯ-ಸಂಕೇತಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಗೂ ಚಿಹ್ನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿ ಪೂರ್ತಿಯಾಗಿ ಬಿಡಿಸಿ ತೋರಿಸಿರುವುದು ಈ ಕೃತಿಯ ವಿಶೇಷ ಮಹತ್ವದ ಸಂಗತಿಯಾಗಿವೆ. ಅಲ್ಲಲ್ಲಿ,

  • Nala Charitre: The Legend of Nala(A Short Epic)

    This book presents the mythological narrative of Nala-Damayanti as an epic poem in English. Among the luminaries of sixteenth century Bhakti tradition, Kanakadasa?s literary and musical compositions (kirtanes) are imbued with philosophical meanings, which show immense formative influence on the cultural and literary scene of Karnataka. Also, Kanakadasa?s literary works such as Mohana Tarangini, Haribhaktisara, and the eminent allegorical masterpiece Ramadhanya Charitre incorporate metaphors taken from everyday life, which fascinate the commoners and offers them respite from mundane life-struggles. While such metaphorical expressions represent a remarkable trend in Bhakti poetry, in Kanakadasa?s depiction of Nala and Damayanti?s misfortunes, the toilsome life of common men and women stares forth. Hauled out of their palatial leisurely living, a curious turn of events compels them to survive amidst endless suffering. On one hand Nala Charitre is a poignant story of love, and on the other, it thematizes human existence, humandivine relationship and simplifies poetry to reach the audience beyond the limited circle of literates. As the Bhakti Literature assimilates the vernacular into devotional poetry, Kanakadasa?s epic poem interweaves mythological themes from Mahabharata with struggles of medieval Indian society, thus overcoming the binaries of human and divine.

  • Unheard Sounds Flow On

    In spite of being one of the oldest members of the Dravidian family of languages, Tulu, unfortunately, has not yet found the recognition that it richly deserves in the modern world. Since modernity privileges the written over the spoken, the Tulu language that is abundantly blessed with oral literature has been placed on the fringes of modern literary world. Ironically, Tulu is still engaged in a desperate fight for official status in a country that boasts of its cultural and linguistic diversity. The motives behind the translation of Nanajjer Sude Tirgayer, hailed as the first modern Tulu novel, into English refuse to remain apolitical in this context.

    The novel, which has already been translated into Kannada, Konkani and Malayalam, beautifully captures the pulse of rusticity that characterizes the life of a village community that lived its life with its love-hate relationship with nature, more than 75 years ago in a Tulu speaking village in the south-western part of Karnataka. Besides bringing alive the socio-cultural practices that find their articulation through the natural linguistic plurality ingrained in the village psyche, the novel touches upon the duality of human nature that leaves man perennially condemned to an inner crisis.

  • Udupi – Manipal: A Pictorial Journey

    This picturesque book celebrates the history and life of Udupi and Manipal and takes the reader on a photographic tour. Most breath-taking locales are presented with rich, full-colour images taken by Astro Mohan. These images, combined with redolent text, in both English and Kannada, illustrates a plethora of visual wonders: ancient megaliths, scenic islands, magnificent artwork, white-sand seashores, rainforests, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with information for each location, it is the perfect travel partner and comprehensive guide for an enriching and authentic travel experience in Udupi-Manipal. Experience well-known festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi to lesser-known cultural fiestas like Bhootharadhane and Dollu Kunita or architectural wonders like the Kalluchappara or Katale Basadi with this. Immerse yourself in the temple city of Udupi and the cosmopolitan town of Manipal with this book. Begin your journey now!

  • Inti Dvadasha Akhyana

    ಸತ್ಯವತಿ ಹರಿಕೃಷ್ಣನ್ ಹಾಸ್ಯಬರವಣಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು ಎರಡು ದಶಕಗಳಿಂದ ತನ್ನನ್ನು ತೊಡಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಕವಯಿತ್ರಿ. ಇವರ ಹಾಸ್ಯಲೇಖನಗಳು ತರಂಗ, ತುಷಾರ, ಮಯೂರ, ಕರ್ಮವೀರದಂಥ ನಿಯತಕಾಲಿಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, ಉದಯವಾಣಿ, ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ಮುಂತಾದವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಪ್ರಕಟಗೊಂಡಿವೆ. 2002ರಲ್ಲಿ ಡೆಟ್ರಾಯಿಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ “ಅಕ್ಕ” ವಿಶ್ವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನದ ಸ್ಮರಣ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇವರ “ಗುಂಡ್ರಾಮನ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸಾಯಣ’ ಎಂಬ ಕೃತಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಗಿದೆ. ಸನ್ಮಾನ್ಯರಾದ ದೇಜಗೌ ಮತ್ತು ಜಿಟಿನಾರವರ ಸಂಪಾದಕತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾದ “ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಪ್ರಪಂಚ’ದಲ್ಲಿ ಇವರ ಅನುವಾದಿತ ಲೇಖನಗಳು ಪಡಿಮೂಡಿವೆ. “ಕುಂಬಾಸ’, “ನುಗ್ಗೇಹಳ್ಳಿ ಪಂಕಜ’ವೇ ಮೊದಲಾದ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದಿರುವ ಸತ್ಯವತಿಯವರು ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಐದು ಹಾಸ್ಯ ಸಂಕಲನಗಳನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅವರ ಆರನೆಯ ಹಾಸ್ಯ ಸಂಕಲನವೇ – “ಇಂತಿ ದ್ವಾದಶ ಆಖ್ಯಾನ’. ಹಾಸ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪಹಾಸ್ಯ, ತಿಳಿಹಾಸ್ಯ, ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯ ಮುಂತಾದ ಪ್ರಭೇದಗಳಿವೆ. ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯಮಿಶ್ರಿತವಾದ ತಿಳಿಹಾಸ್ಯ ಒಂದೇ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಎರಡು ಉದ್ದೇಶಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುತ್ತವೆ. ಅದು ಮೇಲ್ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ಮನೋರಂಜನೆಯಾಗಿ ಕಂಡರೂ, ಅದರ ಇಂಗಿತ ಓದುಗರನ್ನು ಗಂಭೀರ ಚಿಂತನೆಗೆ ತೊಡಗುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡುವುದಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ನೋಯಿಸದೇ ಲಘುಹಾಸ್ಯ-ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯಗಳಿಂದ ಸ್ವವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಂತೆ ಪ್ರೇರೇಪಿಸುವುದು ಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಕಲಾತ್ಮಕ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆ. ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸತ್ಯವತಿಯವರ ಈ ಕೃತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂತಹ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವನ್ನು ನಾವು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು. “ಇಂತಿ ದ್ವಾದಶ ಆಖ್ಯಾನ’ದಲ್ಲಿ ಹನ್ನೆರಡು ವೈವಿಧ್ಯಮಯ ಸಣ್ಣ ಹಾಸ್ಯಲೇಖನಗಳಿವೆ. ಸತ್ಯವತಿಯವರು ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನದ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನೇ ರಂಗುರಂಗಾಗಿ ತಿಳಿಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಮೂಲಕ ಈ ಕೃತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ತೋರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕಾಲ್ಪನಿಕ ಘಟನೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿ, ಗಂಭೀರ ವಿಚಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಮನಮುಟ್ಟುವಂತೆ ನಿರೂಪಿಸುವ ಲೇಖಕಿಯ ಶೈಲಿಯು ಅಪೂರ್ವವಾದದ್ದು. ಪ್ರತಿ ಕತೆಯ ಶೀರ್ಷಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಹಾಸ್ಯ ತುಂಬಿರುವ ಈ ಕೃತಿಯು ಓದುಗರನ್ನು ನಗಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.

  • Lamp Light in the Sun

    A witty and fascinating account of the life of a civil servant, this book is a candid memoir of a life well-lived and a career well-accomplished. The career of Dr P D Shenoy, an IAS officer of the 1967 Karnataka cadre, spans some of the most interesting and significant periods in the Indian political scenario. Thus, this book is an observation of individuals, events and administrative affairs of changing times and politics. Along with narratives on family and friends, humorous anecdotes on famous personalities mingle with matters of bureaucracy in this book. In the end, this is also the story of small-town dreams, of aspirations and desires.

  • Sumi and the Dance of the Dark Spirits

    Join the shy Moi, spirited S?mi and brave Vikai in this folk-fantasy adventure of self-discovery, bravery, mystery, and above all loyalty and friendship as they embark on a journey into unfamiliar territories and encounter supernatural beings, get chased by spirits, befriend dragonflies, meets the wind family, and fight the dark spirits.

  • Lady Lokasundari Raman: Her Early Life and Times

    Lady Lokasundari Raman was a charismatic person in her own right, as well as a devoted helpmate to her scientist-husband, Sir C V Raman. The book traces her early life in Madurai, Chennai and Calcutta, and we get a glimpse of the role of a young woman in the early decades of the twentieth century as she went forward bearing the many responsibilities of an extended family. This biography brings to light details of an unconventional wedding that had to be postponed due to societal pressures and an unconventional marriage between two great individuals.

  • Nanna Parni Shaale

    Author:   Translator: N T Bhat

    ನನ್ನ ಪರ್ಣ ಶಾಲೆ ಠಾಕೂರ್ ಎಸ್ ಪಡೆಯಲು ಅವರು ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಚಿಸಿದ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅನುವಾದ, ಭೂತಾನ್ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರವ್ಯಾಪಿಯಾಗಿ ಅಳವಡಿಸಲಾದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಯೋಜನೆಯನ್ನು ಪೌಡಿಯಲ್ “ಮೈ ಗ್ರೀನ್ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್” ಎಂಬ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಮೂಲದ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಶೀರ್ಷಿಕೆ ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಂತ ಈ ಅನುವಾದಕ್ಕೆ ಪರ್ಣ ಶಾಲೆ ಎಂಬ ಶೀರ್ಷಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವ ವನ್ನು ಸರ್ವಾಂಗೀಣ ವಾಗಿ ರೂಪಿಸುವ ಉದಾತ್ತ ಧೈರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಶಿಕ್ಷಣವು ಹೊಂದಿರಬೇಕೆಂಬುದನ್ನು ಈ ಪುಸ್ತಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಗಂಭೀರವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರತಿ ಪಾದಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಮನುಷ್ಯನು ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ತಾದಾತ್ಮ್ಯ ಭಾವವನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದು ಸರ್ವಾಂಗೀಣ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಂತರ್ಗತವಾಗಿದೆ. ಶಿಕ್ಷಣಕ್ಕೆ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಈ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಯವೂ ಇರಬೇಕೆಂಬುದು ಸ್ವತಸ್ಸಿದ್ದ. ಈ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಉದಾತ್ತ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ನೀಡುವ ಶಾಲೆಯನ್ನು ಗ್ರೀನ್ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಎಂದು ಕರೆಯುವುದು ಸರ್ವಥಾ ಸ ರಿ. ಅಂತೆಯೇ ಈ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ನೀತಿಯನ್ನು ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲೂ ವ್ಯಾಪಕವಾಗಿ ಅಳವಡಿಸುವುದು ಅಪೇಕ್ಷಣೀಯ.

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