This book is part of the labour of our love with transdisciplinary scholarship, desire for social justice, especially for people, practices, products, and episteme(s) beyond confines. Our discard is the subject of comprehension and delineation in this book. Discard studies calls for social inclusion and intersectional perspectives. The rubric of discard studies may be new to India but only from a renewed standpoint. We have taken a step to funnel the voluminous work and situate our teamwork on issues of waste production and waste management in a specific context, Patna, where community approach and governance needs to pay attention with accountability for minimum discard. We need to practice responsible consumption for sustainability of our people and our planet.
About the Author: Brigadier Rattan Kaul was born in Srinagar and had his schooling there. He joined Army and was commissioned in 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) and took part in 1965 and 1971 War. During BangladeshWar 1971, he was seriously injured in theBattle of Sylhet. An HRD, Managementand Defence Analyst, has many booksto his credit. His book titled History ofKasmira (Kashmir), published in 2013was well received in India and abroad.A review of the book by Hindu terms it;“An outcome of industrious research and deep passion, the book is welcome on Kashmir” and had a Chapter on'Goddess S'arada of Kasmira'. Passionfor historical facts about Goddess S'arada of Kasmira connected hisfurther research to the Life, Times andPhilosophy of Adi Shankaracharya.Result is this decade long researched book: Goddess S'arada Of Kasmira (Kashmir)- Adi Shankaracharya -Buddhim, S 'arada Civilisation :Connect- Facts And Myths. Some of thelatest inputs for the book etc came from his friends, who too share the fire in the bell, like him.