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Change of Terms
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold E-SHABDA and its Affiliated Parties harmless from and against all damages, losses, costs and expenses that E-SHABDA or any of its Affiliated Parties may incur as a result of your use of this website or your use of the Content and other information available through this website.
E-SHABDA recognizes that retaining your trust is one of the most important thing for our business and protecting your privacy is our highest priority.
E-SHABDA is committed to protecting your online privacy while you browse our website.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you sign up to become a Registered User/Client/Publisher/Purchaser/End user you may be required to provide us with personal information about yourself, such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (collectively, the “Personal Information”). We do not collect any Personal Information from you when you use our website or Platform unless you provide us with the Personal Information voluntarily (for example, by registering to use the Platform, requesting quote/live demo or joining our e-mail list).
In order to submit orders through the Platform, you will be required to provide certain information in addition to the Personal Information noted above. Such information may include a debit card number, credit card number, billing address, and similar information (collectively, the “Billing Information”).
In order to provide access to the Service while you are using a mobile device, we automatically collect geo-location information from your mobile device, your wireless carrier, or certain third-party service providers (“Geo-location Information”). Collection of such Geo-location Information occurs only when the platform is running on your mobile device. You may decline to allow us to collect such Geo-location Information, in which case e-Shabda will not be able to provide certain services to you. Because your Geo-location Information is subject to abuse by others, please be sure to manage your mobile device and privacy preferences on the Platform on an ongoing basis.
In addition to the Personal Information, the Billing Information, and the Geo-location Information, we may collect additional information (collectively, the “Other Information”). Such Other Information may include:
From Your Activity.
Information that we automatically collect when you use the Platform, such as the type of device from which you access the Platform, your IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the Platform you visit, what you order, and similar information concerning your use of the Platform.
Cookies and How We Use Them?
Generally cookies identify the user and not the computer. Also it is required that if financial transaction are being carried out by the site every transaction is authorized explicitly by the user and no financial information is either cached or stored in cookies.
"Cookies" are pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer's hard disk, for record-keeping purposes. Cookies only identify your computer and not you personally.
How We Use and Disclose Your Personal Information
We use your personal information in the following ways:
To provide you with the information you request about our services
To send you email messages and information
To confirm your orders
To ensure you are correctly billed
To measure and track demographic details about our customers
To target content on our website to more closely match your interests
To target the appropriate content for email marketing messages to better match your interests
We will provide you with choices regarding the use and disclosure of your Personal Information for marketing purposes.
If you connect to E-SHABDA through any social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, the information that you will share with those sites is governed by their privacy policies.
We also share your Personal Information with third parties contracted to provide us with marketing and data reporting services who are bound by an obligation of confidentiality and with other third-party marketing partners.
We currently contract with several third-party online partners to help manage and optimize our Internet business and communications. We use the services of third-party marketing companies to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our website. To do this, we use web beacons and cookies provided by such marketing companies in connection with our websites. The information we collect helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see. If you do not want to help us learn how to improve our site, products, offers and marketing strategy, you can "opt-out" of our ability to analyze such data by clicking here..
We may also use or disclose Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public or government authorities (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of our affiliates, you or others; or (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your geographical location). If we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information, as long as it is so combined.
Our Security and Storage Measures
E-SHABDA seeks to maintain the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We use industry-standard protocols while receiving and transferring your Personal Information.
We seek to store your Personal Information in secure operating environments that are not accessible to the general public. We also ensure that the security measures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your Personal Information by our employees or third parties, however, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage environment can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot give an absolute assurance that the information you provide to us will be secure at all times. E-SHABDA will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorized access to your Personal Information. We will rely on you for telling us if you experience any unusual events that may indicate a breach in your information security. We will then seek to investigate whether the security breach was related to the data transmissions from our website and let you know what steps can be taken to rectify the problem. Further action, such as reporting incidents to the police or other proper authorities, may also be required.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our website may contain links to other Internet websites. We encourage contributors and other third parties to implement policies and practices that respect your privacy. We are not, however, responsible for any other website’s privacy practices or website content.
We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by E-SHABDA. Inclusion of any linked website on our website does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by us. If you decide to leave our website and access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk
ગ્રીકતત્ત્વચિંતક પ્લેટોકૃત સૉક્રેટિક ડાયલૉગ્ઝ આ સંવાદમાં સૉક્રેટિસ શિષ્યોને એમ સમજમાં ઉતારે છે કે ચિત્તશુદ્ધિ વડે જ આત્મસ્મૃતિ જાગે છે. તેથી માણસે તો તૃષ્ણા અને વાસનાનો ત્યાગ કરવો જોઈએ અને સદાચારપૂર્વક ચિત્તશુદ્ધિની કેળવણી સતત કરતા રહેવી જોઈએ. મૃત્યુ માટે અપાયેલ જીવલેણ ઝેરને સૉક્રેટિસ સાવ સહજ રીતે પીએ છે અને તેની અસરથી ઠંડા પડતાં અંગો સાથે મૃત્યુને આવતું જોતાં જોતાં શાંતિથી મૃત્યુ પામે છે. સૉક્રેટિસની આ આખરી ઘડીની પહેલાંના કલાકો દરમિયાન શિષ્યો સાથે થયેલા સંવાદની પ્લેટોની કલમે આ રજૂઆત વાચકને છેક સુધી પકડી રાખે છે, અને તેને પવિત્ર જીવન માટે અને અવિનાશી આત્માની દિવ્યતા માટે જાગ્રત કરે છે. સૉક્રેટિસની વાણી કોઈ સાંપ્રદાયિક ધાર્મિકતામાંથી નહીં, પણ આત્મજ્ઞાનીના સ્વાનુભવમાંથી નીકળે છે એમ વાચક અનુભવે છે. આ ગ્રંથ મુજબ સૉક્રેટિસની વિચારપદ્ધતિ શીખનાર પ્રજા પોતાની અંધશ્રદ્ધાઓને તપાસીને તેમાંથી મુક્ત બની શકે છે. તે ક્ષણભંગુર જીવનનાં અસત્યને અને શાશ્વત જીવનનાં સત્યને સમજી શકે છે. — ચિત્તરંજન વોરા
હિંદુસ્તાનના જાહેર જીવનમાં ગળાડૂબ હતા એ કાળમાં પણ ગાંધીજીએ વ્યક્તિજીવન અને સમૂહજીવન અંગે ગહન વિચારણાઓ મહત્ત્વની ગણેલી. વ્યક્તિજીવન વિશેની ગાંધીજીની નીતિ-વિચારણામાં સંતતિનિયમનમાં એમને વિશેષ રસ પડ્યો એ જાણીતી વાત છે. પૉલ બ્યૂરો નામે ફ્રેન્ચ લેખકના પુસ્તકનો અંગ્રેજી અનુવાદ ટૉવર્ડ્ઝ મોરલ બેન્ક્રપ્ટ્સી એમના હાથમાં આવ્યો. એ દળદાર પુસ્તકને પાનેપાને એમણે સંતતિનિયમનના કૃત્રિમ ઉપાયોના વિરોધી પોતાના વિચારોનું સમર્થન જોયું. પોતાની પ્રતીતિ ચકાસવા એમણે વિપરીત મતના સાહિત્યનું પણ પરિશીલન કર્યું એ હકીકત ગાંધીજીની બધી સિદ્ધાંત-વિચારણામાં તોલનના એમના અભિગમની સાહેદી આપે છે. પોતાના એ પરિશીલનના નિચોડરૂપે યંગ ઇંડિયા અઠવાડિકમાં જુલાઈ-ઑગસ્ટ ૧૯૨૬માં આઠ લેખો લખ્યા જે ત્રણેક મહિના પછી ટૉવર્ડ્ઝ મોરલ બેન્ક્રપ્ટ્સી પુસ્તિકારૂપે બહાર પડ્યા. એમના એ જ વિષયનાં બીજાં લખાણો જોડીને તૈયાર થયેલું આ પુસ્તક—નીતિનાશને માર્ગે.
મારી જીવન-જાત્રાનાં જે સંસ્મરણો હું અહીં નોંધવા નીકળ્યો છું તેની પાછળ કોઈનો ઉપકાર સાધવા કે સાધવાનો ભ્રમ મેં સેવ્યો નથી; નથી કોઈ પાસેથી કશું સર્ટિફિકેટ કે માન-અકરામ મેળવવાની આશા રાખી. એક સામાન્ય સાધુચરિત બુજરગ મિત્ર અને સાથીને સંતોષવા, અગર કહો કે ‘સ્વાન્તઃ સુખાય’ હું એ લખી રહ્યો છું. - સ્વામી આનંદ
વાચકો જોઈ શકશે કે ત્રણે નાટકોને એકસૂરે બાંધતો વિચાર છે, નાઝી વિચારણાએ આચરેલ યહૂદીઓ પરના અત્યાચારો. મનુષ્યની સાંભરણમાં આવો સામૂહિક નરસત્ર થયેલ નથી. તેને સંભારતાં ત્રાસ છૂટે તેવું છે પણ તેની સ્મૃતિ સાચવવાની પણ અનિવાર્યતા છે. માણસ કે પુરુષ તેની પરિસ્થિતિને વશ થાય છે પણ કોઈ કોઈ વાર દશ આંગળ ઊંચો ઊઠ્યો છે. એ પળો જ સાચી ઐતિહાસિક-સલૂણી પળો છે. મનુષ્ય કદી નાશ નહીં પામે તેની એ આશા છે.
આવી કેટલીક પળો આ નાટકોમાં ઝિલાઈ છે. - દર્શક
મનુભાઈનું આ પુસ્તક એ માત્ર પાશ્ચાત્ય વિચારોનું ક્રમબદ્ધ સરવૈયું નથી. તેઓ આ વિચારપરંપરાના મહત્ત્વના તબક્કાઓને પિછાણી શક્યા છે, અને તેનાં આગવાં પાસાં ઉજાગર કરી શક્યા છે. તદુપરાંત, તેઓ પાશ્ચાત્ય વિચારકોને ભારતીય અનુભવો સાથે જોડીને તેમના વિચારોને યોગ્ય ભારતીય દૃષ્ટાંતો આપી નિરૂપે છે. જરૂર પડ્યે ભારતીય વિચારકોને દાખલ કરી, તેમનો પાશ્ચાત્ય વિચારકો સાથે સંવાદ પણ ઊભો કરે છે, જે આ પુસ્તકનું એક અનન્ય પાસું છે. વધુમાં, આ પુસ્તકમાં તેઓ પોતાના નાગરિકત્વના વિચારોને વિકસાવે છે અને જાહેરહિત માટે વ્યક્તિગત નાગરિક ધર્મને કેળવવાની ફરજને પણ નિરૂપે છે. - પ્રોફેસર ભીખુ પારેખ
ગુજરાતના ગાલિબ 'મરીઝ'સાહેબના જ અવાજમાં સાંભળો તેમની ગઝલ - 'કારણ વગર'. અપૂર્વ આશર સંપાદિત ગ્રંથ 'પુનરાગમન'માં 'મરીઝ'ની સમગ્ર ગઝલ ઉપરાંત તેમના હસ્તાક્ષર, ફોટોગ્રાફ્સ, વિવિધ લેખો-પ્રસ્તાવનાઓ સાથે તેમના જ અવાજમાં સાંભળવા મળશે ૧૦ ઓડિયો ગઝલ...