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Publisher: Vitasta Publishing
This book, Multiculturalism: The Essence of Indian Culture, is an attempt to showcase Indian diversity and to unveil its robust foundation which enables diversity to flourish here. In the present age, when the world is steadily moving towards the twin concepts of 'global village' and 'global citizenship', Indian multiculturalism is a shining example, where communitarian view of life is imbibed in every single person. Diversity is revered in India, as is evident from the omnipresent spirit of accommodation and tolerance. Our Constitutional Rights, Democratic Ethics and above all our Spirituality are the guardians of this prized diversity. 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam' and 'Sarve Bhawantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Niramaya' are the basic principles of Indian cultural heritage, forming the soul of this work. Last but not the least, this book is also a tribute to our great spiritual leaders who have left their footprints on the sand of time, inspiring us to emulate their spirit of self-sacrifice.
Purnima Singh is a multi-faceted teacher with special passion for writing on culture, politics and civilisational relation with the innate nature of Nature since her college days. She did her M Phil in Political Science from University of Delhi and PhD from CSJM, Kanpur University. Citing worldwide references and researches on contemporary politics, she has written extensively on Swadeshi movement and cultural nationalism. Singh has been contributing to various journals and daily newspapers including the Hindustan Times. Singh's recent write-ups on moral crisis in contemporary Indian politics, human rights and Islam, corruption and Right to Information have received rich academic responses. She is well known for putting forth her views equivocally on contemporary socio-political and cultural issues on her blog www.purnimasinghblog.blogspot.in. She has authored a much appreciated book on Indian Cultural Nationalism in 2004.