In the enchanting realm of literature, Dr. Kusum Lunia emerges as a luminary, wielding words as her palette to paint a vivid tapestry of wisdom, compassion, and societal transformation. Her life’s work is a testament to the profound impact that the written word can have on individuals and society as a whole.
Early Beginnings and Literary Passion
Dr. Kusum Lunia’s journey into the world of literature commenced with an innate passion for the written word. Born to the late Shri Jatanlalji and Late Smt Gatudevi Bothra in Sardarshahar, this literary journey was fueled by a profound interest in the power of storytelling and the potential of words to shape minds and hearts.
Education and Academic Achievements
Kusum Lunia’s academic journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment to knowledge and learning. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Hindi and English literature, a postgraduate degree (M.A.) in Jain philosophy and comparative religion, a Ph.D. degree, and the successful completion of the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the University Grants Commission, she possesses a robust academic foundation. Her academic accomplishments reflect her dedication to deepening her understanding of literature and philosophy.
Bridging Literature and Contemporary Challenges
Kusum Lunia’s literary contributions transcend the boundaries of traditional storytelling. Her writings serve as a bridge, connecting timeless wisdom with the pressing issues of our time. With a masterful application of Jain’s philosophy, she provides precise solutions to the complex challenges that face society.
One of her notable works, “Shikhar Tak Chalo,” delves deep into the intricate issue of Naxalism, dissecting its facets and offering solutions as precise as the North Star. This literary gem, available in audio form, has touched the hearts of three lakh souls, earning admiration and acclaim. Scholars and students have sought its wisdom, and dissertations have been penned in its honor.
“Yugadrishta,” a theatrical presentation, resonates far and wide, serving as a clarion call against societal shackles. Its message has traveled both domestically and internationally, earning accolades and inspiring change. “Unchi Udan,” a magnum opus, witnessed a momentous climax where tearful eyes pledged to stand against the darkness of female infanticide.
Her volumes on vegetarianism, such as “Shakahar: Shresth Aahar” and “Secrets of Health the Vegetarian Way,” have spread the message of plant- based nourishment with fervor. “Divya Jyoti” and “Samata Ki Sugandh” wafted the fragrances of self-restraint and equality to the world. In “Jain Jeevan Shailee,” she unveils the art of living through ancient scriptures.
Beyond the Written Word.
Kusum Lunia’s literary contributions are not confined to the written page; they are a vision for a better society and a better world. Her works stand as bulwarks, guarding society against afflictions of disease, sorrow, poverty, ignorance, and discrimination, while fortifying it with the armor of self-belief.
Her mission is clear: to reshape the very foundations of society through her diverse literary creations. Her words paint a vivid canvas of human strength and fragility, triumph and tribulation, euphoria and melancholy, the odyssey of life, and the enigma of mortality. It’s a journey through the kaleidoscope of human existence, and Dr. Kusum Lunia is the tour guide, leading readers toward enlightenment.
Legacy of Literature
Over the years, Dr. Kusum Lunia has dedicated herself to the realms of writing and editing. Her books, published by prestigious publishers like
Prabhat Prakashan, have positively impacted the lives of thousands of readers, serving as valuable resources for researchers and knowledge seekers. Her work continues to inspire fellow authors and poets to create works of positivity, thus fostering a literary culture that uplifts and enlightens.
She has been recognized and appreciated by a host of prominent figures in Indian politics, including Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Shri Prakash Javdekar, Shri Rajnath Singh Ji, Shri Piyush Goyal, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, and the late Smt. Sushma Swaraj. Her literary influence has transcended political boundaries and ideologies, uniting individuals in their pursuit of a harmonious society.
Social Engagement and Humanitarian Work
Dr. Kusum Lunia’s impact extends beyond the pages of her books. She actively collaborates with various organizations to promote human values and societal progress through her writing and oratory skills. Her dedication to social welfare is evident in her involvement in various initiatives and campaigns, including:
- Cultural and Literary Programs: Dr. Kusum Lunia has organized several online and offline cultural and literary programs, fostering an appreciation for art and literature among diverse audiences.
- Women Empowerment: She serves as the Convenor of the Women Empowerment Workshop at All India Mahila Mandal, New Delhi, and has actively participated in initiatives that empower women and promote gender equality.
- Environmental Conservation: Dr. Kusum Lunia has organized seminars to raise awareness about the importance of saving natural resources, reflecting her commitment to environmental conservation.
- Advocacy and Awareness: She has organized press conferences, seminars, workshops, conferences, and rallies on critical issues such as female infanticide, women’s security, and dowry. She continues to
celebrate International Women’s Day and actively advocates for the rights and well-being of women.
- Educational Initiatives: Dr. Kusum Lunia has organized training sessions and camps for poverty-stricken children in Delhi NCR, collaborating with Khul Ke Jiyo NGO to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged youth.
- Literary Events: She has successfully organized National Anuvrat literary and poetry conferences, supporting the integrity of literary creators and offering a platform for writers to share their work.
- Awards and Recognitions: Dr. Kusum Lunia’s tireless dedication to literature and societal welfare has earned her numerous awards, including the Sāhityik Pratibha Samman by Rajasthan Sanstha Sang, All Media Council Award 2020, ‘Dharma Sevi Samaan’ by Delhi Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, ‘Laadli Samman’ organized by Sarvajanhit Smaaj Kalyan Samiti, Delhi, and ‘Achievers Award’ organized by PNI News, SVN News, Eros Times, and Rashtriya Shan, Noida, UP, to name a few.
An Advocate for Positive Change
Dr. Kusum Lunia’s contributions to literature and society have been consistently dedicated to propagating universal values such as religious harmony, non-violence, compassion, ethics, and patriotism. She has embraced literature as a powerful medium to promote harmony while upholding eternal values.
Her efforts in awakening the general public, and guiding them in the right direction for the betterment of the country and society, have been highly successful. Her articles, such as “Anuvrat,” have been widely read in schools, colleges, and on online social platforms. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she conducted 81 episodes of Anuvrat through social media platforms to spread positivity.
Her impact is not limited to her words but is also visible in the lives of countless individuals who have given up bad habits and adopted a positive and disciplined lifestyle, leading to improved well-being in society. Her
dedication to societal welfare has earned her numerous awards and honors, a testament to the transformative power of her work.
A Legacy of Literature and Service
Dr. Kusum Lunia’s work is not merely about writing; it is a transformative journey through the realms of literature, society, and spirituality. She has played a significant role in shaping the emotional, social, moral, and ethical well-being of students and the general public by actively engaging with literary, social, educational, and religious organizations.
As a member of the Joint Hindi Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, she has contributed to critical discussions on language and culture. Her association with Anuvrat Vishva Bharati and roles such as the organization’s secretary and coordinator of Jain Vishav Bharti University reflect her commitment to the preservation and promotion of Jain philosophy and values.
As an associate member of the Film Writers Association and a lifelong member of organizations like Indraprastha Sahitya Bharti and Delhi Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Dr. Kusum Lunia continues to make valuable contributions to literature and society.
A Visionary Educator
Dr. Kusum Lunia’s dedication to education and spiritual growth is unwavering. Under the divine blessings of Acharya Shri Mahashraman Ji, she carries forward the legacy of spiritual service. Her father, Shri Jatanlal Ji, established numerous organizations for spiritual development in North- Eastern India and Nepal, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of spirituality.
Her husband, Dr. Danpat Lunia, has held prestigious positions in Delhi Sabha and has been a prominent coordinator for knowledge gatherings. Her children, Vatan-Divya and Vishal-Nivedita, are highly educated and
spiritually inclined young individuals, embodying the values instilled by their parents.
Recognizing Dr. Kusum Lunia’s extensive literary service is not only a celebration of her achievements but also an endorsement of the positive literary creation she represents. Her work empowers women, inspires fellow authors, and contributes significantly to India’s ongoing progress.
Dr. Kusum Lunia is crafting an innovative initiative through her transformative literary contributions, aimed at alleviating the scourges of war, violence, distrust, and insecurity. Her unwavering dedication to fostering a cornerstone of peace and justice resonates with the timeless concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” where the world is viewed as one interconnected family.
In her writings, she offers a beacon of hope, a roadmap for a better world, and a call for unity. Dr. Kusum Lunia’s contributions to literature have the power to shape the future, to create a society that values compassion, ethics, and harmony.