Indian Knowledge Systems books for Young Learners
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Sanskara Journal - $15
Level 1,2,3 - Ganita and Integrated science, total 6 books - $60
Ayurveda - $20
Science of Yoga - $20
Nakshetra Vidya - $20
IKS Combo - $135
Sadvidya download - $5
Bhāratīya Vijñāna Praveśa (BVP) Series ~ Set of 6 enriching books
For Ages 10+
It is important for young learners to know that India has been a cradle not only for refined civilizational best-practices but also for numerous scientific developments. Through two streams
of books and accompanying learning resources(3 levels), these books will introduce children to Indic sciences and mathematics in a graded level. This series will help children get acquainted with the contributions of Vedic seers, Patañjali, Vyāsa, Pāṇini, Piṅgala, Kapila, Suśruta, Caraka, Kaṇāda, Gotama, Āryabhaṭa, Vāgbhaṭa, Bhāskarācārya and many more.
The series of books in Integrated Indic Sciences would introduce children to key concepts in Āyurveda, theory and practice of Yoga, Astronomy and Indian calendrical system, salient aspects of culture and heritage, primary tenets of Sāṅkhya, Nyāya and Vaiśeṣika, stories from Itihasa and Purana and Indian frameworks in ecological preservation.
The series of books in Bharatiya Ganita would introduce children to concepts, techniques, in speed arithmetics, geometrical constructions and proofs, magic squares, foundational discoveries in planar geometry, mensuration and algebra, math in music & poetry and a fantastic galaxy of Indian puzzles as well.
IKS Primer Series
For Ages 14+
Set of in-depth introduction into the scientific frameworks of Ayurveda, Nakshatra Vidya, and Yoga.
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Samskara Journal (Ages 8+ )
A high-impact Indic journal for children that gives scope for an experiential understanding of our civilisational best practices through journaling, habit cultivation and purusharthas-aligned dharmic 40+ activities
Samskara in the Indian tradition means habits and practises that are refined and take care of the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being of individuals. Samskaras create harmony among the individual, society and the larger environment.
Guided by the parents at the beginning of each month, the child can embark on the journey of planning the various Samskaras they would like to engage in and set inspiring goals for themselves.
Indic Preschool Curriculum
For Educators & Parents of children in Ages 3-6+
Anaadi Foundation’s Sadvidya Preschool Curriculum draws philosophical and pedagogical insights from the rich Indian Knowledge Systems. The curriculum aligns well with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and the National Curricular Framework (NCF) for foundational stage education. The curriculum aligns with the Panchakoshiya Vikas by catering to the five koshas namely: Annamaya, Pranamaya, Manomaya, Vijnanamaya and Anandamaya. The pedagogy and content both ensure that they address a balanced growth of the koshas. This handbook for educators and parents gives a complete 3 year curriculum with various classroom strategies, activities and content orientation providing appropriate guidance to provide a fulfilling preschool educational experience.
Benefits of BVP & IKS Books
Knowing our scientific heritage and history inspires young minds
School textbooks introduce children to Pythagoras, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Ptolemy, Newton, Mendeleev, Einstein and many such tall figures of science. While their contributions are invaluable, children only gain a Euro-centric narrative to development of human thought and scientific breakthroughs.
Beginning through the Vedic era up until recent times, Indian thinkers, linguists and scientists have bolstered breakthroughs in numerous fields.
This curriculum will help children get equally acquainted with the contributions of Vedic seers, Patanjali, Vyāsa, Pāṇini, Piṅgala, Kapila, Suśruta, Caraka, Kaṇāda, Gotama, Āryabhaṭa, Vāgbhaṭa, Bhāskarācārya and many more.
Records have shown that Mendeleev was inspired by the two dimensional structure of the Sanskrit alphabet system to formulate the periodic table. Erwin Schrödinger, a founder of quantum theory, credited ideas in the Upanishads for the key notion of superposition. Hence, knowing about Indian thought leaders would also serve as a rich fountain of inspiration for young minds to become future leaders.
Gaining relevant knowledge that empowers
Drawing concepts and pedagogical tools from IKS is highly relevant to aid the cognitive development of children in current times as well. Knowledge from Indian Āyurveda will inspire children to naturally lead hale and healthy lives.
It empowers the learners with information as well as interventions to dynamically balance one’s wellness. Indian Astronomy would help develop keen observation and visualization skills.
Conceptual clarity arises in studying Indian mathematical constructs. Children will be empowered to see Pi as not a mere irrational number but as the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle. Children will be empowered with techniques and pedagogical methods to approach math joyously.
Rich stories from Indian Itihasas and Puranas will instill values and present vast scales of time and intricate stories that would expand the cognitive prowess of children. This curriculum aligns well with the vision of the new National Education Policy which has emphasised the merits of offering courses in IKS to learners.
Instilling values and understanding Bharat’s identity
Most important is the fact that frameworks and concepts from IKS are not value-neutral but value-positive. Going through various lessons in Āyurveda, children would inherit the rich tradition of love and reverence for nature that our ancient seers have held through ages.
Children will be able to realise concepts like Puruṣārthas liberate us from limiting view points about the purpose of life. Dharmic stories will inspire children to rise up to the occasion and live ethically and empathetically. Children will learn how ancient seers were very reverential towards their gurus and how oral transmission of knowledge systems gave rise to unique pedagogical approaches.
Children will understand the civilisational continuum of Bharat and our identity as culture that seeks wellbeing for all and hails the worldview where the universe is one-family.