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Cosmic Dance of the Living Universe: An Odyssey from Myth to Science

by M. Raj Ahuja & Ila Ahuja

  • ISBN Hardcover: 9789357600170, 9357600175
  • ISBN Paperback: 9789357600132, 9357600132
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 466
  • Language : English
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishing House
  • Sale price ₹ 595.00 Regular price ₹ 595.00

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    Book Description:

    This book traces the human odyssey starting in the remote antiquity when our collective consciousness started to ponder over and sought answers to the esoteric and abstruse questions on the origins and existence of the universe and life. The book attempts to examine the frequently asked fundamental question: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? It presents the various concepts and thought processes on this profound subject. It deals in depth with the prehistoric notions ascribing creation to magic; in time developing into the theistic ideas and beliefs, and lastly, expanding into the scientific modern day conceptions. It covers the three realms of time ― past, present and future. It discusses our origins in the past, life in the present, and envisages the unknown future. To give a complete picture on this profound subject, the authors have presented various ideas and notions expressed in mythology, theology, philosophy, and science, and have drawn parallels, wherever applicable. In this book, the emphasis is on presenting various concepts on the birth of the universe and the origin and evolution of life. Above all it attempts to predict the future of humans, the most intelligent species on the planet earth.

    About the Authors:

    M. RAJ AHUJA holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Dr. Ahuja was a Professor of Genetics and Head Biological Sciences, Pant University of Agriculture& Technology, Pantnagar, India. He was Visiting Professor, Genetics Institute, University of Giessen, and later Head of the Biotechnology Unit at the Institute of Forest Genetics, Grosshansdorf, Germany. Dr. Ahuja has published extensively in the area of plant Genetics and Biotechnology. He is also keenly interested in the realm of cosmic origins and cosmology. Dr. M. Raj Ahuja and his wife Ila live in New York, USA.

    Ila Ahuja holds an MA in History, Punjab University, and a diploma in Fine Arts from Delhi College of Art, India. Ila was an Assistant Professor of Arts at the Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. She has also been involved in the field of special education in the USA. She has held art exhibitions, presented talks on art, and given classical Indian dance recitals. She is keenly interested in ancient Indian history, philosophy, and mythology. Ila Ahuja has co-authored with M. Raj Ahuja a book “Bhagavad Gita ―A New Perspective: A Universal Message for the Modern Society.”