The collection of 113 Sanskrit verses here, the ‘ Parisara-Niti-Shatakam’ (PNS) or ‘ A century verses on Environmental Ethics’, intends: to sensitise particularly young minds towards environmental concern, and secondly to stimulate further interest in Sanskrit.

Parisara-Niti-Shatakam, is one of four shatakams (centuries) of verses in Sanskrit. The other verses are: Gandhi-Tattva-Shatakam (on Gandhian Philosophy), Sanatana-Dharma-Shatakam (on Hinduism from a Gandhian Perspective), and Manava-Dharma-Shatakam (on Religion of Man or Humanism).

This first collection of verses is being published by Chinmaya International Foundation, and the second by the National Book Trust of India.

Book review

Review by Prof. Sharachchandra Lele, published in January 2018 in the Volume 1, Issue 1 of Ecology, Economy and Society - INSEE Journal, by the Indian Society for Ecological Economics