Authored By: Prem Kumari Srivastava, Pratibha Rai & Saumya Shukla
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 256||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: Religion & Philosophy
|Price in Rs. 770.00||Price in (USA) $. 61.6|
Spiritual Ecology and Sustainability: Practice and Confluence as a volume of essays, edited by Prem Kumari Srivastava, Pratibha Rai and Saumya Shukla of Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, is a timely intervention that offers a long term spiritual resolution to the problem of environmental crisis in the contemporary debates that surround the study of ecology. The urgency to explicitly reinforce the eastern philosophy of emphasising on "we "rather than "I" as a core value lies at the centre of the thematic of all its essays.
- Dr Anoop Srivastava
Railway Protection Special Force, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
The collection of essays, Spiritual Ecology and Sustainability: Practice and Confluence edited by Dr Prem Kumari Srivastava, Dr Pratibha Raiand Ms Saumya Shukla of Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi is an interesting entry point into the ethical domain of humanity which may provide a solution to the ensuing environmental crisis. Novel moral and practical perspectives towards its resolution are revisited with fresh approaches. The panacea lies in the restoration of sustainable practices, aptly elucidated in the multi-disciplinary selection of essays in this volume.
- Dr Pami Dua
Director and Professor, Delhi School of Economics Chairperson, Research Council; Dean, Academic Activities and Projects
University of Delhi
As a collection of essays, Spiritual Ecology and Sustainability: Practice and Confluence is a celebration of the spiritual ecological consciousness of its contributors. The book reinforces spiritual ecologists' view that as primary segments of nature, human beings need to focus on environmental ethics that is ecology-centric rather than anthropocentric. The present collection also pays particular attention to the relationship between modern science-based knowledge and values that are derived from the deep-seated practices, philosophy, spirituality and culture that influence ecological behaviour. On the same register, this book also addresses the rationale for incorporating a spiritual ecology-centric education system. This book hopes to interest environmentalists and conservationists; people with spiritual leanings looking for environmental solutions; econometricians desirous of measuring the abstract ethical domain for solving die climate predicament of today; and believers in native ecosystems and animistic philosophy.
Prem Kumari Srivastava is Associate Professor of English at Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi. With a teaching and research experience of more than 27 years at NT Delhi and University of Delhi, and several research papers in refereed and indexed journals, Prem has authored and edited several books and journals. Her research interests are Cultural Studies (the Indigenous and the Popular), American Literature and Socio-spiritual Studies.
Pratibha Rai has professional experience of more than 24 years including corporate exposure of 4 years and teaching experience of 20 years at Maharishi Institute of Management (course affiliated with Iowa University) and at University of Delhi in the Department of Business Economics at Maharaja Agrasen College. Her research pursuits in Economics, Finance and Environmental Economics have found place in several refereed and indexed national journals.
Saumya Shukla, an Assistant Professor in Economics at Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, has recently concluded her doctoral research on Green Buildings in India. With a teaching experience of over 25 years in various colleges of Delhi University, Saumya has many publications in refereed and indexed national journals and magazines to her credit.