Books of Pradeep Prakash

A novel by Pradeep Prakash: Shreya-The Blossoming of a Kashmiri Pandit Girl

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Shreya-The Blossoming of a Kashmiri Pandit Girl

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Book Size : 220 Pages

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ISBN-13 : 978-93-5361-983-1

Language :English

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This novel traces a young girl’s journey, from the age of 21 to 25 years.It takes us through her intense experiences from the threshold of youth to achieving ultimate enlightenment in the company of Indian mystics. The various challenges in her life, starting from searching for her father, knifed down and lost in riots in Kashmir, shape her destiny. Shreya: The Blossoming of a Kashmiri Pandit Girl weaves the human processes at various levels—self and social—to uncover the growth of Shreya into a strong woman. It shares the interplay of feelings in all their nuances in relationships and how they govern and guide the destiny of people. This story not only entertains but its intensity and insights into relationships give a lifelike quality to the entire reading experience, thus leaving a deep impact on the reader.

The novel has a strong undercurrent of the magic of the Indian mystic tradition and its power in helping people traverse the journey from suffering to salvation. Its goal is to give the deepest of insights into human relationships and philosophy while entertaining at the same time. Its profound understanding and message has been conveyed in the simplest of ways that can be easily understood.

This is an intense book for those who have a deep interest in human psychology and its repercussions on daily life. It distills learnings from my two-and-a-half decades of practice as a professional behavioural scientist, facilitating people, from all walks of life, to lead an enriching life of satisfying relationships and creative endeavours.

A Book on Personal Growth by Pradeep Prakash: Psychology of Joy!

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Psychology of Joy!

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Book Size : 172 Pages

Price : Rs.500 (Shipping Free)

ISBN-13 : 978-93-5382-073-2

Language :English

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Understanding and the conscious application of behavioural processes is vital for joyful living. Most of these processes operate at a level below our awareness, yet they influence as well as control our behaviour. When they operate below our awareness,our lives are driven and we are reactive to a variety of stimuli that affect us. When we understand the dynamics of these processes, we can intervene consciously and make choices about a variety of options that open up before us. This understanding has the power to set us free. Hence the importance of this book.

These articles were written in the past 10 years or so and incorporate my understanding and the insights generated while I practiced as a behavioural science professional with individuals, teams and organisations. These insights were eye-openers for me as well. Some of these processes, I discovered, were not available anywhere in the literature of behavioural science but were highly practical and application-oriented.

I am motivated to discover these processes underlying our behaviour in all kinds of settings, intra or interpersonal, group or community-level interactions. The reason for this is that these processes have eternal validity; the golden rule (Don’t do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you) was valid when Jesus gave it and will be valid 2,000 years hence or even beyond. Most of the processes shared here fall in this category as human nature has not changed much since the dawn of human civilisation, despite a huge amount of technological progress.

One great insight that emerges from my discoveries is that the nature behind these processes, which designed or created them, is ultra-intelligent, compassionate and good. It is not at all evil; in fact it is evil that gave humankind the very concept of evil! We may not understand a lot of processes that govern our lives and hence give them a random causation or even say they are evil in origin because they hurt us. I am, however, extremely optimistic about life and am confident that whoever gives his/her attention and energy to understanding the mind and utilises these learnings is bound to have a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.

A Self-Help Book by Pradeep Prakash: Knock And The Door Shall Be Opened!

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Knock and the Door shall be Opened!

Descrption:This book is about self empowerment principles based on vast experience of the author in the field of Behavioural and Sensitivity training.The book elaborates on taking responsibility, managing feelings, spirituality and self actualization based on fundamental structure of personality comprising id, ego, superego and witnessing consciousness.

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Book Size : 171 Pages

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ISBN-13 : 978-93-5382-942-1

Language :English

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What others have said about the book:
Modern man is influenced more by the visible and empirical achievements and ignores the invisible but essentially more valuable aspects like relationships, loyalty, spirituality and the like. This book beautifully highlights the path to growth in this direction. It should be in the reading list of every management practitioner and student.

  • S.Rajagopal, Ex Chairman, MTNL, New Delhi

I have enjoyed reading the book more so because it is most unusual and an intimate account of how a person has traveled through an arduous journey through life to seek his own identity

  • Ishwar Dayal, Former Founder Director IIM, Lucknow & Professor emeritus MDI, Gurgaon

This book highlights the need of individual efforts to attain growth. The author has raised issues related to self-growth and shares his experiences to deal with them

  • Prof MMP Akhouri, Former Executive Director, National Institute of Entrepreneurship Development,
  • New Delhi & Professor or Entrepreneurship at FMS, Delhi University

There is no dearth of books on Self Development and personal growth but this book is different from all. The elixir of ancient Indian wisdom has been uniquely blended with the modern Behavioural Science knowledge to enrich and satisfy one’s logical, emotional and spiritual inquisitiveness. The narration of personal experiences of the author has added to its authenticity and facilitates better understanding. A treasure for seekers of personal growth and self actualization- a sincere effort to experience the world more positively and making it a better. I am sure this book will rejoice many seekers.

  • Parth Sarthi, Additional General Manager, Human Resource Development Institute, BHEL, Noida

Book Review by Ishwar Dayal, Former Founder Director, IIM Lucknow

Is our destiny in our hands or are we driven by others, or do we wait for God to take care of us? How does one find happiness and be at peace with oneself? Such questions occur to many in life. However, most of us live with such questions but the author of this book went beyond raising concerns and looked for answers. The book describes his experiences to confront these questions and his journey to seek his identity. In this journey he does refer to ideas and concepts to explain or in some way highlight his experiences that either support or differ from traditional knowledge. For example, the author believes that two important aspects of Indian personality are feelings and spirituality. These aspects are an important part of Indian family life. In this respect the orientation of a person in the Eastern World is different from the Western.

In the second chapter the author has emphasized that the exercise of being oneself requires that a person should take charge of his own life rather than blame others for his misfortune and difficulties. The third chapter is an extension of this theme to suggest that it is easy to rationalize one’s failures. Success is achieved through one’s own efforts and by believing in himself or herself. Chapter four discusses the ways the author has been able to “work towards personal growth." Apart from meditation , the author benefited most by two kinds of inputs : i) reviewing as a habit the events of the day in a diary and learning from this experience, and ii) special attention and serious note of feedback from others, including role models.

Chapter five and the remaining chapters are concerned with several aspects of self development. He believes that recognition of feelings is essential for development. It is also necessary to analyze feelings like anger and hostility, etc. and make conscious effort to overcome them. Such negative feelings can be impediment to one’s own growth and for achieving a state of self actualization. Continuing growth depends a great deal on one’s acquiring a positive attitude to learn and develop sensitivity to clues that ordinarily we fail to note. In this process the author believes those group processes or what is termed as group dynamics contribute a great deal toward “empowerment of the self”. The last three chapters in a sense are different from the earlier nine chapters. These chapters have to do with what the author has described in chapter one, the spiritual self. He believes that spiritual growth is necessary for quality living . He believes that Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra can be applied to bring about qualitative change in one’s life.

The strength of the book is that it suggests and also provides hints about how an individual can enhance self-awareness . And these methods are illustrated in steps by personal journey towards understanding the self. Those Persons who are concerned with questions such as “Who am I” and “What am I” would find the book useful. The attempt of the author to support certain concepts of growth with his own experiences from life is useful. However, the author appears to find a great deal of time to devote to “self-development." Many people in the humdrum of living may not be able to arrange their time the way the author was able to do.

I found the book extremely useful. This is different both in content and treatment from many books that reflect on the subject of this volume. The book could be useful to students, teachers, managers and all those who seek ways to understand themselves and grow.