This volume comprises forty four selected papers which were presented at the Ninth India Conference of WAVES held at Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University Jaipur on the theme `Health and Happiness in Indian Tradition' Bharatiya Parampara me Svasthya evam Sukha). These papers, written in English, Hindi and Sanskrit, are by some well-known scholars of Sanskrit Studies such as, Prof. Dayanand Bhargava, Prof. Alka Bakre, Dr.Deen B. Chandora, Prof. Subhash Vedalankar, Prof. Umarani Tripathi, Prof. Brijesh Kumar Shukla, Prof. Laxmi Sharma, Prof. Beena Agrawal, Dr. Urmila Rustagi, Dr.Vedawati Vaidik, Dr.Pravesh Saxena, Dr. Shiv SagarTripathi, Dr. Sriddha Chauhan. Their contributions certainly amplify the value to this literary effort. Almost all aspects of Indian insights on the aforementioned theme are covered in this collection of edited papers.
This volume is the fifth publication of WAVES under the series entitled 'Ancient Indian Literary Heritage'. Prof K.V. Ramakrishnamacharyulu, Former Vice-Chancellor of J. R. Rajasthan Sanskrit University has very kindly written the foreword of this book.
Prof. Tiwari has twenty eight published books to her credit on Vedic and Sanskrit subjects. Rigvediya Aprisukta, Suryadevta, Rigvedic Studies, Vedic Studies, Sanskrit-Lokokti-Kosha, Sanskrit Sahitya Ka Itihas, Harappan Civilization and Vedic Culture, Vedavyakhyapaddhatyah, Sanskrit-sahitya-anushilanam are some of her recognized publications. She has to her credit numerous papers published in reputed research journals and in edited volumes. She is editor of an International journal entitled 'Vedic Venues'.
She has participated in several International and National Conferences in India and abroad, including in USA, Italy, Canada and Nepal. She has organized many national symposiums, and nineteen national conferences, on themes related to Vedas and ancient literary heritage as the General Secretary of the WAVES.
Dr. Shashi Tiwari, retired from the Department of Sanskrit, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, has been teaching in the Hindu University of America, Orlando, USA as adjunct faculty.
I appreciate the undeterred efforts of the secretary of WAVES Mrs. Shashi Tiwari, with which the seminar was conducted successfully. She took pains in contacting the officials of the University as well as the participants for the smooth conduct of the seminar.
This publication will certainly be well received by the scholars and researchers because of its literary value, both in India and abroad.
I congratulate Mrs. Shashi Tiwari for her endeavour to publish the papers and also for the President's Certificate of Honour, which she really deserves.
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