A masterly review of the evolving relationship between science, religion and culture, and the need to create a spiritual unity which will transcend and sustain the material unity of the world order.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) is widely acknowledged as a major interpreter of Indian philosophical and religious tradition to the West. He was also a statesman of distinction who served as President of India.
Starting his career at the Madras Presidency College in 1909, he was appointed Prof. of Philosophy in the University of Mysore in 1918. Three years later, he was appointed to the prestigious King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science in the University of Calcutta.
The years from 1936 to 1948 saw Radhakrishnan assume many responsibilities — the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University, Fellow of the British Academy, Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University, Chancellor, University of Delhi among others.
In May 1962 he took office as the President of India.
"Among the philosophers of our time, no one has achieved so much in so many fields... Never in the history of philosophy has there been quite such a world-figure." — George P Conger, The Hindu
"This book is not only meant to promote inter people understanding but to awaken mankind to the danger of extinction of homo sapiens by nuclear destruction, the abyss it has reached by spiritual involution." — Times of India