ISBN 9789350293560,Does He Know A Mothers Heart?: How Suffering Refutes Religion

Does He Know A Mothers Heart?: How Suffering Refutes Religion



Harpercollins India Publishers Ltd.

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789350293560

ISBN-10 9350293560


Number of Pages 432 Pages
Language (English)


Politician, journalist and author Arun Shourie brings out his intense philosophical ponderings in Does He Know a Mother’s Heart? He attempts to find out why there seems to be a sense of indifference in God when it comes to extreme suffering, especially when it is so commonplace. He tries to dissect the scriptures to understand why the almighty, the most compassionate entity, doesn’t interfere when the innocent are put to endure immense pain and loss. Shourie also explains why he is more gravitated towards Buddhism, and what the teachings hold for those who are going through trying times in their daily lives. About Arun Shourie Arun Shourie is a venerated Indian scholar, journalist, politician and author. He was a Member of Parliament in the Government of India. He was the Editor of The Indian Express and The Times of India. He has been honoured with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in the year 1982. Arun Shourie was a consultant to the Planning Commission of India and was also a World Bank Economist. Some of the other notable books penned by Shourie are Falling over Backwards: An Essay on Reservations and Judicial Populism; Courts and their Judgements: Premises, Prerequisites, Consequences; The World of Fatwas or the Sharia in Action; and Where Will All This Take Us.