How to Cite

Editor. (2015). Editorial. Dev Sanskriti Interdisciplinary International Journal, 6, 64–65. Retrieved from http://dsiij.dsvv.ac.in/index.php/dsiij/article/view/194


The  journal  that  brings  together  the  studies  of    work  to  achieve  a  more  gender  equal and  just interdisciplinary domain, science and spirituality,  society. Indic  and  modem  streams of  learning  is  again  Kalpana M. Iyengar, Postdoctoral presented from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya. One of the primary objectives of the University is to provide education and conduct research in the disciplines  of  Vedic  culture  and  to  provide  a proper blend of science and spiritoality.

While the world celebrated the International Day  of  Yoga with  full enthusiasm and spirit, with this edition of the International Journal, through the interdisciplinary research papers across various streams, we present you the real delight of knowledge which clearly  reflects the communion of different schools of thoughts.

This issue offers you to take a dip in the ocean of Yoga, Social media, Cultural Literacy, Science of Water, Mind and Consciousness, Spiritoality and equality, Buddhism Philosophy, Education Policy, Patanjal Yoga, History of Ordnance,   Ancient    Sushrota's    Surgery techniques, etc.

In  the  International  contributions,  Lucy Forrest from the United States of America, contributes here study on Suffering as a state of mind in her  attempt  of  exploring  and understanding the convoluted concept of "suffering" according to Indian philosophy such as Buddha, Patanjali, Sivananda, the Gita & Jainism.

India is a  land of daughters, known for their  velour,  hope,  knowledge,  and  wealth  of spirit, yet today the status of women is one of the country's  greatest challenges and gender equality is fighting au often-silent battle. Erin Smith from Department of International Stodies, University of Nebraska, Omaha, proposes the study titled From Enlightenment to Equality, which was conceived from the notion that Indian spiritoality, in its truest essence, is the antithesis to this gender paradigm, and accordingly, it examined if spirituality can Researcher, UTSAS au Antonio Writing Project explores unique dimension of Cultural Literacy among Asian Indian American Students. Her findings  indicate  different  learning  styles  and what  needs  to  be  done  to  build  an  inclusive learning  model  in  American  curriculum.  Also, how dance and music are strong learning tools as they engage children utilizing story telling through expression and bodily movements and other auditory channel.

Aseem     Kulshreshtha,     Yoga     faculty, Gurudev  Tagore  Bhartiya  Sanskriti  Kendra, Indian Embassy, Mexico, shares his explorations in the field  of  Scientific  Spirituality,  where  he scientifically validates the spiritual dimensions of Patanjal Yoga Sutras.

Nivedita      from      Uttarakhand      Open University has contributed iu the field of Philosophy through her study that explores the various sadhana (penance) techniques being offered in Buddha's teachings.

Anakshi Bora, Research Student, Gauhati University,   Assam,   explored   and   shared   the policy of education as  reflected in Siksavalli of the Tattiriopanisad so as to ensure the holistic development   of  the  students,   which  includes social,  spiritual,  intellectual  development  being very important in today's competitive world.

Manoj   Kumar   Rao   and   Ipsit   Pratap Singh,  investigate  the  ordnance  science  of ancient India by studying the ancient scriptures which indicates the presence of advanced artillery science and its usage during wars.

Ajay K. Gupta, Associate Professor, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Haridwar, brings into light the advanced medical practices of Medieval India, being pioneered by one of the earliest  surgeons  of  the  recorded  history  (600 B.C), Sushruta. Sushruta took surgery in medieval India to admirable heights and that era was later regarded   as  "The  Golden Age  of  Surgery"  in ancient India. Because of his numerous seminal contributions  to the science and art of surgery  in India, he is regarded  as the  'Father of Indian Surgery' and the 'Father of Plastic Surgery'.

As  an  economist Mahatma Gandhi was different from the main stream tradition due to his emphasis on ethical aspect to promote economic development  as well as a rejection of materialism. Inspired by American writer Henry David Thoreau throughout  his life Gandhi  was  in search  to find the  ways  by  which  poverty,  backwardness   and other socio, economic problems could be solved. Mukesh   K.   Malviya,   Asst   Professor,    Banaras Hindu   University,    Varanasi,    India   makes  an impactful  attempt  to  present  the  economic thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and analyze the relevance of these concepts in the present era.

Tankeshwari Patel,  Asst  Professor,  Dev Sanskriti  Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar,  expressed her  learning  from  Brihad Sanhita and  validates the  teachings of  Acharya Varahamihir that analyses the science of ground water.

We heartily congratulate and thank to the reviewers and all the contributors. Hope, this issue of Joumal will inspire and generate interest among researchers, educators, policy makers and professionals to understand the significance of Indigenous   knowledge   in  present  era.  We  also thank  all the readers  and seek  your feed  back  to make  the journal  a more  effective  vehicle  in the field oflndigenous knowledge.




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