ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000



VOLUME : 5, ISSUE : 1, Janurary-March, 2017 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)


I am happy to share the first issue of fifth volume of the Journal of IndianResearch. When it was launched, there were doubting Thomases. Year afteryear the Journal has maintained the standard and fundamental outlook ofinterdisciplinary research.

I am happy to see growing number of quality research papers from scholarsof Mewar University. Just as motility is the nature of liquid, research and publication is the very soul of an academic institution of excellence. I mustcomplement the research guides who have been putting their best effort intraining young minds to dream, think, examine process and publish.

In the current issue, there are papers on as diverse issues as internationalrelations theory and Gandak excavations in Vaishali, Bihar. The contributorsbelong to diverse universities –JNU, Mewar , Guangdong (China) andThammasat (Thailand). The contributors are young and old, of differentnationalities and different streams. But the underlying theme is common- tofathom human wisdom. It is this coming together of different perspectivesby which one can develop ‘fusion of horizon”. The contemporary world ischaracterized by wide scale fragmentation wrought by divisive agendapropagated by the vested interests to reduce human lives unto mere pawnsfor monetary and power aggrandizement. Only when our thoughts start“Coming Unto Each Other” , a sane future for humanity can be guaranteed.

On behalf of the Board of the journal and Mewar University, I complementthe contributors and the Editorial Team for another stepping stone in questof wisdom. We look forward for another Volume of interdisciplinary insights!