ESSAYS ON ENVIRONMENTAL SENSIBILITIES

The consumer society of the West thinks: We are the Masters of universe. In contrast we Indians think: We are particles of the universe.

To give such lofty ideals is not an easy job. But someone has to do the job. It is not possible without much thinking, meditation and commitment. Fr. Varghese has shown such commitment to Environment. Without high philosophical thinking Fr. Varghese has come out with very readable and thought-provoking articles on environment in this book. He is full of ideas going deep into various aspects of environment with great concern and sensitivity. These articles are written at different times, places and occasions. But like the beads of a chain they all are arranged in a way to give a wonderful and sensitive picture of our environment. I am deeply touched by this book that I call it an environmental sensitivity.

My acquaintance with Fr. Varghese is very limited; but I get his books from time to time. Hence I am very much impressed by his seasoned thoughts and ideas.


Extract from the PREFACE of Natvar Hedao

INDEX

Dangers of Environment (FOREWORD) (પર્યાવરણનો ખતરો (આમુખ))

Bouquette of Sensitivity to Environment (PREFACE) – Dr Natvar Hedao (પર્યાવરણ સંવેદનાની ફૂલછાબ (પ્રસ્તાવના) – નટવર હેડાઉ)

  • 1. Awareness of Environment (પર્યાવરણની સભાનતા)
    2. Understand the Glory of Environment (પર્યાવરણનો મહિમા સમજીએ)
    3. Intimacy of Environment with all Brothers-Sisters (પર્યાવરણનાં સૌ ભાઈ-બહેનો સાથે આત્મીયતા)
    4. Diwali Promoting Environment (પર્યાવરણ પોષક દીપોત્સવ)
    5. Odour of Mud (માટીની મહેંક)
    6. Civil Awareness of Filth (ગંદકી અને નાગરિક સભાનતા)

  • 7. Beauty of Ordinary Things (સામાન્ય વસ્તુઓની સુંદરતા)
    8. Good Morning, Lord (ગુડ મોર્નિંગ, ભગવાન)
    9. Take Away Free the Beautiful Things of Nature (લઈ જાઓ પ્રકૃતિની સુંદર ચીજો મફતમાં!)
    10. Spirituality of All Living Beings (જીવવિજ્ઞાનની આધ્યાત્મિક્તા)
    11. The Spirituality of Environment (પર્યાવરણની આધ્યાત્મિક્તા)
    12. Lover of Environment (એક પર્યાવરણ પ્રેમી)

  • 13. Children and Animal World (બાળકો અને પ્રાણીજગત)
    14. Squirrel and Mountain (ખિસકોલી અને પર્વત)
    15. Burial or Cremation? (ભૂમિસંસ્કાર કે અગ્નિસંસ્કાર)
    16. What? Is it God’s Doing? (શું આ ભગવાનની કરામત હશે?)
    17. The King Season: Spring and the Springs of Life (ઋતુરાજ વસંત અને જીવનનો વાસંતીકાળ)
    18. Sins Against Environment (પર્યાવરણ સામેનાં પાપો)

  • 19. Take Oath to Protect Environment (પર્યાવરણ જાળવણીના શપથ લો)
    20. Healing of the Earth (પૃથ્વીનું સાજાપણું)
    21. Let us Live Sharing (સહભાગી બની જીવીએ)
    22. The State Bird of Kerala: Hornbill (કેરલનું દેશીય પક્ષી : દુધરાજ (હોર્નબિલ))
    23. Pope’s Encyclical Addressed to Every Person (પોપ ફ્રાન્સિસનો દરેક માનવને સંબોધતો વૈશ્વિક પરિપત્ર)
    24. The Prayer for Earth (ધરતી માટેની પ્રાર્થના)

Author :

Fr. Varghese Paul, S.J.

Publishers:

Rannade Prakashan, 58/2, Second Floor, Opp. Jain Derasar, Gandhi Road, Ahmedabad 380 001

Pages:

136

Language: Gujarati

Price :

T 120/-

(2017)