The book deals with the Indian Concept of man as based on the Vedas. Upanishads and other philosophical and psychological works. This concept of man unfolded certain beliefs, values, customs, traditions, institutions etc. in order to help man to lead a healthy, happy and contented life as an individual and also as a member of the society. All this had given birth to a specific culture known as Vedic Culture or even Hindu Culture. This cultural mould evolved into a "way of life" and eventually gave way to a specific design for "Personality Development". The stamp of this Cultural Mould is still obvious.The books describes the co-ordinates of this Indian Concept of Man, aims of human life, cultural influences on man's personality and the ways to develop personality in a specific mould. All this has brought to light the existence of a "Theory of Personality Development" as visualised by ancient Indian seers. Incidentally, this "Cultural Mould" is still accepted, appreciated and followed by most Indians.The book traces an outline of this Indian Theory of Personality Development on the pattern of modern theories of personality development by western psychologists. The strong points of the Indian Theory have also been clearly brought out vis-a-vis the western theories.
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