Authored By: Nisha Bhargava, Sunaina Jain & Prakriti Renjen
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 244||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Journalism / Digital Media / Modern Communication
|Price in Rs. 668.50||Price in (USA) $. 53.48|
About the Book:Is happiness a benediction of the Gods? Does it descend exclusively on benevolent souls or is it something that everyone can attain? Is it a matter of fate, religion, wealth or none? Does meditation or positivity have anything to do with it?
Happiness: An Eternal Quest of Being (A Compendium of Multi-Disciplinary Approaches) comes at a time when anxiety and frenzy define modern life, and happiness, mindfulness and peace qualify as the most sought after states of being by man. The book is the fruitful culmination of an honest idea that germinated in the mind of Dr Nisha Bhargava, Principal, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh. The endeavour was to try and delineate the blurry and intangible concept of happiness by inviting myriad views and opinions from various disciplines like Psychology, Spirituality & Religion, Philosophy, Culture, Literature and Economics on the subject. Madam Bhargava's ideation was actualized in the form of an illustrious International Conference, cutting across countries and disciplines, held in the College in January, 2018.The Conference witnessed an august gathering of eminent professors, scholars and thinkers putting their minds together, trying to lay out a roadmap for happiness.
This book is an amalgam of the critical, philosophical, spiritual, economical and cultural approaches to happiness discussed in the Conference. The various research papers and review articles contained in the book, endeavour to problematize the nuances of this elusive feeling and even out the wrinkles of this ever-so-fleeting manna dew.
The book is the fruit of labour of the entire MCM DAV College team who spearheaded and made the Conference a success.
Dr Nisha Bhargava: (Editor-in-Chief) is the principal of MCM DAV College for Women in Chandigarh. Dr Bhargava, former Associate Professor and Head of Economics Department at DAV College, Hoshiarpur, is a gold medalist in Economics. Dr Bhargava has published papers in reputed international and national journals such as Elsevier journal-energy policy, Indian Economic Journal, Indian Journal of Economics, Indian Management Studies Journal, Panjab University Research Journal (Arts). Moreover, she has presented papers at IIT Bombay, University of Kashmir, Panjab University. Dr Bhargava has contributed immensely in the sojourn of DAV College Hoshiarpur. Being an able administrator, she is on the Board of various administrative committees. She is member of Youth Welfare Committee, Panjab University; Panjab University Senate, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh and a member of the NAAC PeerTeam. She is also a member, Faculty of Arts, Panjab University.
Dr Sunaina Jain (Editor) has done PhD (English) from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Her thesis maps the shifting contours of spirituality of an African-American writer Alice Walker and explores the ways in which her eclectic spirituality interweaves religion, ecology and feminism. She is an Asst. Professor (English) at MCM DAV College, Chandigarh. She views literature as a medium of understanding as well as expressing life in its myriad forms. As an avid reader, she likes to read widely and also loves to dabble in different genres of writing- creative as well as critical. She has presented papers at national and international seminars. She has published many research papers in the refereed national and international journals including New Academia, Dialog, Diviner, Galaxy, Langlit, MELOW Journal etc. She has authored a book Communication Skills published by Milestone Publishers, Daryaganj, New Delhi. She has contributed a chapter entitled "Survival and Identity: A Study of Elie Wiesel's Night and Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz" in a book Literature, Society and Politics edited by Manju Jaidka and Manpreet Kang. Her poems have featured in a number of literary journals -Muse India, The Criterion, Galaxy, Nuances, Langlit, Dialog, The Hans India, Spark magazine and South Asian Ensemble. Her poetry has also got published in international anthologies like Shout it Out by Lost Tower Publications, London, Aquillrelle Anthology, Tranquil Muse 2018 and Amravati Poetic Prism 2017 and 2018. Her short stories have been published on the blog of Out of Print magazine, Muse India, Nuances, The Indian Review and Indian Ruminations. She has contributed two stories in an anthology of translated stories published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi in 2018. She is also a panelist reviewer of Muse India and has reviewed books of varied genres including short stories, travelogues and poetry collections.
Dr Prakriti Renjen (Editor) is Assistant Professor of English Literature at MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh. She completed her PhD on Orhan Pamuk's works of fiction in which she studied the various processes of subject formation and tactics of resistance opted to by the characters. The thesis is based on the study of the construction, normalization and subjectification of Pamuk's characters as seen through the medium of Michel Foucault's theories of subject formation and resistance. She is a passionate lover of the world of literature, arts and philosophy and wishes to explore literary and cultural theory as powerful tools for bringing about social change.
She has research articles published in journals like New Academia and The Criterion. She has presented research papers in National and International Seminars and Conferences at HAS, Shimla (Indian Institute of Advanced Studies) and Delhi University. She regularly publishes poetry in Kritya - International Journal of Poetry.