Governance Under Sanatana Dharma


V.S. Sardesai

x, 98 p.; 2008

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9788189973070 (Paperback)

ISBN-10: 81-89973-07-X (Paperback)

INR 249.00

LC Subject heading:-

1. Hinduism.

2. Hindu ethics.

3. Dharma.

4. Social classes–India.

5. Social structure–India.

6. Hinduism and state–India.

About the Book:-

Sanatana Dharma, recognized as a universal dharma, teaches the path of self-realisation through values and to use it as a tool for right political governance. The book explains how the West has misinterpreted the Sanatana Dharma and at the same time gives us an eye to watch this Dharma in the modern context. It broadly defines the difference between happiness and pleasure; spiritualism and materialism. It teaches us the value of moral conduct and morality as a way to end corruption. The work is a judicious mix of ideas from Hindu religious literature and views of scholars. The book will be of useful to a range of readers: those involved in governance, administrators, teachers and scholars of religion, particularly Hinduism.

About the Author:-

V.S. Sardesai, B.Sc (Hons.) , L.L.M. (Advocate), was born in Panaji (Goa) in 1935 and later shifted to Mumbai for higher studies. He worked in the legal departments of various institutions and retired as Asst. General Manager from the Bank of India in 1993. Thereafter, he worked as legal consultant in Indian Institute of Bankers and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd. till he shifted to Bangalore in 2004. His articles on legal matters and historical subjects were published in several magazines & newspapers. Other books to his credit are: Amartya Sen’s Hindu Bash, Can a Secular be a  Fundamentalist and Somanatha by Romila Thapar-A Critical Study.

Introduction — What is Hinduism? — Goal of Life — Varnasrama —  Duties and Obligation of the Four Classes — Basic Principles of Sanatana Dharma

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