ISBN 9788122204551,Adaptive Indian: Identity and Ethos

Adaptive Indian: Identity and Ethos



Orient Paperbacks

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788122204551

ISBN-10 8122204554


Number of Pages 128 Pages
Language (English)


In the words of C Subramaniam "Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is universally recognized as one of the most influential and respected Indian philosophers and thinkers of the 20th century. Throughout his life and extensive writing career, he sought to define, interpret and explain the long pluralistic Indian culture and religious tradition to the world beyond the shores. Starting with his first teaching appointment in the Department of Philosophy at Madras Presidency College he quickly established his reputation, and in 1921 became George V Professor of Philosophy at Calcutta University and the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at Oxford University in 1936. In 1962, he was elected as the President of India. The personality of Dr.S Radhakrishnan symbolizes India that was and is, old young, ancient and modern, secular and spiritual... In a synthesis of understanding he blended the pace age with the wisdom of Upanisadas." In the words of Dr.S Radhakrishnan 'When one says that he is an Indian the matter is not one of geography but of history. What is the tradition for which an Indian stands? What are the ideals to which he adheres? If we put questions like these, we get an obvious is the great ideals of abhaya, asanga, and ahimsa.' In the words of Indian Express 'Not boastful, not chauvinistic, not self-righteous, but agreeable, responsible and accurate in its facts. This book deserves to take its place along with The Hindu View of Life....' In the words of Pioneer 'A compact profound as it is meaningful and thorough."