Whimsical thoughts in search of meaning


By: Harish Chandra Shukul

ISBN: 9789358381771

Price: 150

Page: 68

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In the vast landscape of human consciousness, our mind is often filled with a myriad of whimsical thoughts, disconnected and unrelated. These thoughts, like fleeting sparks of imagination, dance through the corridors of our intellect, defying rational categorization. Yet, beneath the surface of their whimsy, there lies a profound quest—a quest for meaning.

“”Whimsical Thoughts in Search of Meaning”” invites you to embark on a journey through the whimsy of human thought, guided by the notion that even the most playful and inconsequential ideas can lead us to profound insights. Unlike the structured treatises that Prof. Shukul has authored in the past, this book is a collection of musings and observations. You may even find some in the reflections of your memory shelf.


Harish Chandra Shukul is an author, philosopher, and retired professor of International Relations from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. After completing his school education in Hindi medium, he achieved proficiency

in English language over the course of his college education. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science with specialization in International Relations. Prof. Shukul is a prolific writer with over three hundred contributions to national and international dailies as well as articles published in professional and academic journals. He has authored three books and was the co-editor of ‘Interpreting World Politics’ (Sage Publications) along with Prof. Kanti Bajpai. He has been a visiting scholar to the University of Upsala (Sweden) and several universities across India. He served as a career counselor throughout his academic career and even post-retirement.

He lives in Vadodara with his wife and besides writing daily, his hobbies include gardening, birdwatching, and telling stories to children, especially his grandchildren who live in the USA and Germany.

Prof. Shukul expresses his gratitude to his teachers and mentors, Prof. Bhikhu Parekh and Prof. A.H. Somjee, for their inspiring words and encouragement for his writing. He insists on thanking his son, Ashish for editing the manuscript and his grandson, Anush for designing the cover.



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