Shiv R. Jhawar is the author of Building a Noble World and founder of Noble World Foundation (NWF). NWF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization, providing education and inspiration to people to build a noble world.

Jhawar was born in India. He received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree in 1968, securing 7th rank in the Merit List of the University of Calcutta. In 1970, he became a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He served as a lecturer in commerce at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai during 1971-1973 before moving to the United States for higher studies. In the US, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned a Master of Accounting Science degree in 1974. He then went on to head a special project of computerized accounts analysis at CBS Television in Chicago prior to starting his own tax accounting practice in Chicago in 1975. In 1979, Jhawar qualified as an Enrolled Agent to represent taxpayers before the IRS in all 50 states.

While in Chicago, Jhawar met Swami Muktananda, an eminent yogi and celebrated author of the book, Play of Consciousness. Recalling his divine experience in the presence of Swami Muktananda on September 16, 1974, Jhawar writes, "Once you have an experience of transcendental reality, you are changed forever." Since that day, he has been practicing meditation and contributing to others' happiness and Self-Actualization through his talks, writing, and meditation sessions. Jhawar lives in Chicago and balances the pursuit of his professional goals with the practice of spirituality. He is a motivational speaker who blends spirituality, politics, history, and science in a unique and powerful way. Gifted with the ability to communicate profound concepts clearly, Jhawar has been giving talks both in the United States and abroad

Chicago's Mayor Daley with author Shiv R. Jhawar
posing with his book, Building a Noble World