Although education is meant to inculcate positive values in children to ensure a morally-sound future generation, thanks to economic compulsions, education is now solely geared towards competition and success.
In today`s chaotic environment, however, there is a dire need to impart the sound lessons of moral education to young impressionable minds.
This book fills a significant void in this respect. Written chiefly for the younger generation (12-20 years) in simple and lucid language, it offers direct messages clothed in amusing and interesting tales.
From how Ratnakar, a notorious dacoit,got transformed into the great Maharshi Valmiki to how Swami Ram Teerth learnt the lesson of the deeper the roots, the taller the tree, it offers innumerable pearls of wisdom designed to delight and teach at the same time.
The book is a must for personal, school and college libraries in order to ensure sound reading for children.
About the author:
Born in Peshawar (now in Pakistan), Prof. A.P. Talwar migrated to Delhi during the Partition in 1947.
After obtaining a post-graduate degree in English Literature, he began teaching language and literature at college level.
He was later selected for the Punjab Educational Service and served as a lecturer for seven years at Government colleges in Ropar, Hissar and Dharamsala. In 1963, he was selected by the U.P.S.C. in class-1 service as a professor at the prestigious Indian Agricultural Research Institute. He opted for retirement in 1986.
Since then, he has been writing, reading and occasionally travelling. Fluent in a number of Indian and foreign languages, he writes in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi for the print media and radio.
His interests include literature, travelling, naturopathy, spiritualism, human relations and psychology.