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Not Many Feel So Consciously About Leaving A Glorious Legacy For Future Generations In Legal Landscape !!

From Left To Right On Dais: Devendra Kumar Tiwari, Advocate & Author; B.N. Singh, Advocate, and Mr. Jaiswal, Advocate.

From Left To Right On Dais: Devendra Kumar Tiwari, Advocate & Author; B.N. Singh, Advocate, and Mr. Yogendra Jaiswal, Advocate.


Normally, I hate to be part of any election campaigning. That’s the reason why I am always at a safe distance from anything remotely associated with election process, no matter what’s the nature of it. That’s because I prefer to be a neutral and an independent observer. It’s something which gets severely affected once you somehow, much against your wishes, get associated with election process related to one particular group or, for that matter, any individual. Keeping my approach in mind, I have maintained a respectable distance from ongoing ferocious campaigning pertaining to Allahabad High Court Bar Association Elections.

Having said that, a deep curiosity drew me towards an election meeting organized in favour of Devendra Kumar Tiwari, whom I recently met during a book-launching ceremony. Devendra Kumar Tiwari besides being an advocate is also a  noted author of many specialized books on legal matters. Recently, he penned a book “Lawyer’s Referencer” for wannabe lawyers who wish to attain excellence inside the premises of High Court in an easy-going way! I attended the book-launching ceremony of this book and that’s the time when I  first became aware of this author’s heartfelt progressive views! His keynote address delivered on this book-launching event  was very moving one! It was not charisma of oratory, but, in reality, it was reflection of deep concerns for betterment of legal world. Precisely that’s the reason why I preferred to be part of the election meeting organized by Devendra Kumar Tiwari even as I was initially pretty reluctant within. I wanted to hear him more and that made me attend the meeting!!

Needless to say, the time I spent there, listening his election speech did not appear to have go down the drain! I noticed that there were many other speakers who also spoke about improving “Bench and Bar” relations in aftermath of elections but none sounded so genuine as Devendra Kumar Tiwari, contesting for prestigious post of “Secretary”. Unfortunately, the meeting was devoid of suitable decorum, being marred by lots of disturbances, which made it almost impossible to hear the speech with proper concentration. However, even amid such chaotic atmosphere, some of the speakers spoke very eloquently and, powerfully too, for the cause of lawyers reeling under tyranny of Judges, who are using “contempt proceedings” in mindless manner! It was a great experience to hear them, to notice their genuine sentiments for improvement of happenings inside the Bar.

Pandit Kanhaiyya Lal Mishra, Advocate. He commanded huge respect even in courts outside Uttar Pradesh!

Pandit Kanhaiya Lal Mishra, Advocate. He commanded huge respect even in courts outside Uttar Pradesh!

 

What’s so unique about Devendra Tiwari is that he can speak at great length without any written note, yet at no stage he sounds out of tune or less authentic! That shows his genuine involvement with welfare of lawyers. On this occasion, he made important revelations. He was pretty unhappy that owing to fractured mindset of present generation of lawyers, the Bar is on verge of total collapse. It has got limited to vested interests of petty minds. That’s quite alarming since future generations would curse previous generations for leaving such a dark future for them, wherein nothing seemed inspiring! If that remains the case, parents will not prefer to see their child emerge as a lawyer since in their eyes it would be a sheer waste of  costly education which they ensured for their child after bearing so much troubles!! That’s why Mr Devendra Tiwari so rightly pointed out that this generation needs to make “choices” in most judicious manner, keeping in mind the interest of future generations. He said that when he or the senior lawyers entered in this profession they had got a stable and strong bar in legacy. Today most of the institutions (like Board of Revenue) are facing identity crisis, having been weakened by corrupt powers in a systematic way. The same corrupt forces are deliberately eroding the influence of High Court, which can only be controlled when we have responsible people in Bar!

He sounded so true that representatives who get selected in aftermath of elections are reflection of thought-process exhibited by the lawyers. Hence, it’s futile to condemn their elected representatives inside the Bar after a certain period! After all, they got elected because of our own “flawed choices”. That’s the reason why we need to be highly conscious while making a choice! Allahabad Bar Association in the past has been associated with legal luminaries of great stature who went on to represent most important constitutional posts of this nation. R. S. Pathak, who belonged to this Bar, served as a Judge at International Court of Justice. Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra, belonging to this Bar, commanded huge respect to an extent, that whenever he appeared to argue in courts other than ones prevailing within Uttar Pradesh, the sitting judges used to stand up in admiration! No wonder it’s the responsibility of present generation of lawyers to add new dimensions in the stature of Allahabad Bar Association. That will remain a distant dream, if we keep making bad choices, taking into consideration flimsy aspects!

 R. S. Pathak from Allahabad High Court (Second From Left). He served as a Judge at International Court of Justice

R. S. Pathak from Allahabad High Court (Second From Left). He served as a Judge at International Court of Justice

 

B N Singh, a very conscious and experienced lawyer, who spoke on this occasion, in support of candidature of Devendra Kumar Tiwari, referred to extraordinary power vested in young minds of new lawyers. The young lawyers constitute a huge section of lawyers practicing at Allahabad High Court. Unless they make decisions, based on equity, it would not be possible to change the face of Bar. The young lawyers need to sharpen their fighting spirit in a right way, by marginalizing all those elements which misguide and mislead them. A better and a strong Bar Association is need of the hour. The young lawyers will play a pivotal role in ensuring its emergence! Hope these young minds do not act like a drop of lemon juice added into boiling milk! Let’s pray that right people get placed inside chambers of  Allahabad Bar Association, who ensure that future generation can boast of illustrious legacy! I need to end this post by praising Shashikant Kuswaha, a promising young Advocate, who worked really hard to ensure that no mess prevailed during the meeting of lawyers! I also need to point out perfect coordination of the event done by Advocate Mr. Yogendra Jaiswal, who also happened to be quite young!

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The book review can be be read here:

Lawyer’s Referencer: A Prefect Book For The Upcoming Lawyers

Writer of this post i.e. myself,  Arvind K. Pandey, Writer & Advocate,  with Devendra Kumar Tiwari, author of the recently launched book.

Writer of this post i.e. myself (second from left), Arvind K. Pandey, Writer & Advocate, with Devendra Kumar Tiwari, author of the recently launched book.

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Khushwant Singh: The Writer Who Made Reading An Interesting Affair!

I would not remember Khushwant Singh as a writer who dealt with women, wine, kisses and sex in his writings, but I would always remember him as a writer who made it easy for me to write simple English in an age when writing has got wedded to complexities!

I would not remember Khushwant Singh as a writer who dealt with women, wine, kisses and sex in his writings, but I would always remember him as a writer who made it easy for me to write simple English in an age when writing has got wedded to complexities!

I have always been a great fan of writings of Khushwant Singh. That’s because his style of writing made reading an interesting affair, an engrossing episode. In fact, I did not subscribe to his ideological leanings but, nevertheless, I always found enough time to have a look at his write-ups. In literary circles, he was known for bringing forth history of Sikhs. It was a voluminous affair and he did that with perfection. Besides that novels like Train to Pakistan substantiated his fame as a writer.

I remember well that I had habit of reading novels in college days but slow reading never allowed me to finish the novels in one go. Being student of English Literature my bond with English novels deepened with each passing moment in those years. One of my classmates, who loved to buy novels in his limited pocket money, bought this novel but kept it a secret, knowing well that if by chance I came to know about the whole thing, the novel would soon become a history for him. Unfortunately, all things hidden secretly are spotted easily by me. I carried this novel to my home, much against his desire, but I returned this novel to him just after few days. It came as a huge surprise for him since I was infamous for keeping novels for months at my home. I told him that this novel was written in such a lucid way that it made reading a pleasant affair.

Train to Pakistan records tragic events related with Partition of India. It was a complex theme of which I had become aware of through TV serials like Tamas. And so I was not interested in reading again anything related with same theme but once I started reading this novel not for a moment I found reading becoming a dull task. It was written in such a soul-stirring manner that you were left with no other alternative other than to read from start to finish, devoid of long breaks! That explains as to why he emerged as such a popular writer among all the class of people. His writings were devoid of flamboyant and bombastic expressions. He wrote in simple English- something that you also notice when you are reading works of R K Narayan- which attracted even those readers having aversion for anything written in English!

Nowadays I meet many readers who complain that reading has become such a difficult task because modern day writers, especially award-winners, have given way to complex phrases, weird expressions, and meandering sentence constructions which more often than not leave them confused and irritated. However, this was not the case with Khushwant Singh. His column “With Malice towards One and All” which featured in English dailies and “Na Kahu Se Dosti Na Kahu Se Bair” which found space in Hindi newspapers broke all records of popularity. The anecdotes, and daily dose of humour which marked these columns served as life-line for many readers besides ensuring a respectable circulation.

Now having turned writer myself, I feel grateful to writers like Khushwant Singh, R K Narayan and Ruskin Bond, who taught me the art of writing simple English. I mean they taught me how to narrate serious episodes in easy language without compromising with seriousness inherent in them! I would not remember Khushwant Singh as a writer who dealt with women, wine, kisses and sex in his writings, but I would always remember him as a writer who made it easy for me to write simple English in an age when writing has got wedded to complexities!

One of the most important works of Khushwant Singh!

One of the most important works of Khushwant Singh!

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भारत क्या है?रौशनी की एक किरण

The Himalayas:Ideal For Meditation

The Himalayas:Ideal For Meditation

भारत आज भौतिक उन्नति के पथ पे है.ये हर्ष और गौरव की बात है.

चाहे हम वैज्ञानिक उपलब्धियों की बात कर ले या आर्थिक मोर्चे पर

अपनी  स्वर्णिम सफलताओ पे नज़र डाल ले तो हम ये  पाएंगे

कि भारत अपने तमाम विरोधाभासो के बावजूद  एक महाशक्ति के रूप

में उभर रहा है.ये उस देश के लिए गर्व की बात है जिसने एक लम्बे समय तक दासता

झेली हो.पर क्या उस देश को सिर्फ इन  उपलब्धियों को ही सर्वस्व मान लेना चाहिए

जिस देश में ज्ञान  के उच्त्तम सोपानो पे विचरण करना नैसर्गिक माना जाता रहा हो .

भौतिक उपलब्धियों पे गर्व करना अलग बात है पर उनको सर्वस्व या अंतिम लक्ष्य  मान लेना अलग बात है. दुःख की बात है की जिस देश में ज्ञान की महिमा

का बखान होता रहा है आज उसी देश में कंचन और काया की प्रधानता है.

ऐसा क्यों हुआ कि पूंजीपति की इज्ज़त ज्ञानियो से अधिक हो गयी ?

ज्ञान का पलड़ा पूँजी से हल्का कैसे हो गया  ? पाश्चात्य संस्कृति से महज अच्छे  गुण लेने के बजाय हमने उसको अपना पथ प्रदर्शक क्यों मान लिया ?

विश्लेषण करने वाले कह सकते है कि भाई ये तो लॉर्ड मैकाले कि शिक्षा पद्वत्ति का कमाल है . उसने चाहा था कि हमारे न रहने पर भी एक ऐसी नस्ल तैयार हो जो कि सिर्फ तन से

भारतीय हो.उसने चाहा कि ऐसी प्रजाति का जन्म हो जिसे अपने प्राचीन श्रेष्ठ गुणों

को आत्मसात करने में शर्म महसूस हो ,एक ग्लानि बोध का भाव उत्पन्न हो.

एक ऐसी नस्ल तैयार हो जिसे अपने ही गौरव को धिक्कारने में रस का अनुभव हो.

मुझे कहने में सकोच नहीं कि मैकाले ने जो चाल चली

उसमे वो कामयाब रहा.अगर वो आज  जिन्दा होता तो अपनी सफलता पर खुश हो रहा होता.

आज आप कही भी नज़र डाल के देखिये सब उसी के  चेले आपको नज़र आयेंगे.

एक ऐसा देश अस्तित्व में आ गया है जिसमे लोग सरस्वती पूजा को तो लोग

सांप्रदायिक मानते है पर वैलेंटाइन डे को अंगीकार करने में कोई हायतौबा नहीं मचती.

इस अजीबोगरीब माहौल में आज जरुरत है उन बुद्धिजीवियों ,लेखको कि

जो हम भारतीयों को प्रचीन मूल्यों को गर्व के साथ अपनाने का मार्ग प्रशस्त कर सके.

अगर ऐसा न हुआ तो हम भी उसी गति को प्राप्त होगे जो उन सभ्यताओ  का हुआ जिनमे भौतिक मूल्यो पे ज्यादा आस्था प्रकट की गयी.इसी  सोच के साथ सलिल ज्ञवाली ने “भारत क्या है ” पुस्तक को लिखा है.आज के युग  में गरिमामय  मूल्यों को पुनर्स्थापित या फिर प्राचीन सनातन संस्कृति के आदर्शो में लोगो का विश्वास  फिर से बहाल करना टेढ़ी खीर है.सलिल जी ने इस चुनौती को स्वीकार करते हुए एक दुष्कर शोध और कठिन मेहनत के उपरान्त “भारत क्या है” की रचना की है.

इस पुस्तक में सलिल जी ने पाश्चात्य विचारको ,वैज्ञानिको के साथ ही भारतीय विचारको के कथन का हवाला देते हुए इस बात की पुष्टि की है कि जिस सनातन संस्कृति के ज्ञान को हम श्रद्धा के साथ आत्मसात करने में हिचकते है वही ज्ञान पाश्चात्य जगत के महान  वैज्ञानिको,लेखको और इतिहासकारों की नज़रो में अमूल्य और अमृत सामान है. वे हमारे ऋषि मुनियों के ज्ञान को बहुत आदर  की दृष्टि से देखते है.कितने आश्चर्य कि बात है कि हम आज इसी ज्ञान को रौंद कर आगे बढ़ रहे है .

What is India ? : A Book By Salil Gewali

What is India ? : A Book By Salil Gewali

सलिल जी की  इस अद्भुत कृति में आप  आइन्स्टीन ,नोबेल से सम्मानित अमेरिकन कवि और दार्शनिक  टी एस इलिएट ,दार्शनिक एलन वाट्स ,अमेरिकन लेखक मार्क ट्वेन,प्रसिद्ध विचारक एमर्सन ,फ्रेंच  दार्शनिक वोल्टायर,नोबेल से सम्मानित फ्रेंच लेखक रोमा रोला ,ऑक्सफोर्ड  के प्रोफ़ेसर पाल रोबर्ट्स, भौतिक शास्त्र में  नोबेल से सम्मानित ब्रायन डैविड जोसेफसन,  अमेरिकन दार्शनिक  हेनरी डेविड थोरू,एनी बेसंट, मनोवैज्ञानिक  कार्ल जुंग  के साथ भारतीय विचारको जैसे अब्दुल कलाम के विचारो को आप पढ़ और समझ सकते है.ये विचार आप को अन्यत्र भी पढने को मिल सकते है पर जो इस किताब को औरो से अलग बनाती है वो बात ये है कि आप को स्थापित विचारको से जुड़े  कई महत्वपूर्ण विचार  एक ही जगह पढने को मिल जाएगा.

थोडा सा  किताब के कथ्य पर भी गौर करे.इतना तो स्पष्ट है किताब को पढने के बाद कि भले आज अपने प्राचीन ऋषि मुनियों की संस्कृति से दूरी बनाये रखने को ही हम आधुनिकता का परिचायक मान बैठे हो पर इस आधुनिक जगत के महान विचारको ने अपने ऋषि मुनियों के ज्ञान की मुक्त कंठ से सराहना की है. अब आइन्स्टीन को देखे जो यह कह रहे है कि” हम भारतीयों के ऋणी है जिन्होंने हमको गणना करना सिखाया जिसके अभाव में महत्वपूर्ण वैज्ञानिक खोजे संभव  नहीं थी.”

वर्नर हाइजेनबर्ग प्रसिद्ध जर्मन वैज्ञानिक जो क्वांटम सिद्धांत की  उत्पत्ति से जुड़े है का यह कहना है कि”भारतीय दर्शन से जुड़े सिद्धांतो  से परिचित होने के बाद मुझे क्वांटम सिद्धांत से जुड़े तमाम पहलु जो पहले एक अबूझ पहेली की तरह थे  अब काफी हद तक सुलझे नज़र आ रहे है.”इन सब को पढने के बाद क्या आपको ऐसा नहीं लग रहा कि आज  की शिक्षा पद्वति में कही न कही बहुत बड़ा दोष है जिसके वजह से पढ़े लिखे गधे पैदा हो रहे है जिनको अपने ही देश के ज्ञान को अपनाने में लज्जा महसूस होती है. खैर इस किताब के कुछ और अंश देखे.

ग्रीस की रानी  फ्रेडरिका जो कि एडवान्स्ड भौतिक शास्त्र से जुडी रिसर्च स्कालर थी का कहना है कि “ एडवान्स्ड भौतिकी से जुड़ने के बाद ही  आध्यात्मिक खोज की तरफ मेरा  रुझान हुआ. इसका परिणाम ये हुआ की श्री आदि शंकराचार्य के अद्वैतवाद या परमाद्वैत रुपी  दर्शन को जीवन और विज्ञान  की अभिव्यक्ति मान ली अपने जीवन में “.प्रसिद्ध जर्मन दार्शनिक आर्थर शोपेन हॉवर का यह कहना है कि ” सम्पूर्ण भू-मण्डल पर मूल उपनिषदों के समान इतना अधिक फलोत्पादक और उच्च भावोद्दीपक ग्रन्थ कही नहीं हैं। इन्होंने मुझे जीवन में शान्ति प्रदान की है और मरते समय भी यह मुझे शान्ति प्रदान करेंगे .”

The Himalayas Again: Source Of Bliss and Wonder

The Himalayas Again: Source Of Bliss and Wonder

प्रसिद्ध जर्मन लेखक फ्रेडरिक श्लेगल  (१७७२-१८२९) ने  संस्कृत और भारतीय ज्ञान के बारे में श्रद्धा प्रकट करते हुए ये कहा है कि ” संस्कृत भाषा  में निहित भाषाई परिपक्वत्ता और दार्शनिक शुद्धता के कारण ये ग्रीक भाषा से कही बेहतर है.यही नहीं भारत समस्त ज्ञान की उदयस्थली है.नैतिक ,राजनैतिक और दार्शनिक दृष्टिकोण से भारत अन्य सभी से श्रेष्ट है और इसके मुकाबले ग्रीक सभ्यता बहुत फीकी है.” इतना तो यह पढने के बाद समझ में आना चाहिए कि कम से कम हम भारतीय लोग अपनी संस्कृति का उपहास उड़ना बंद कर दे.कम से कम वो लोग तो जो यह मानते है कि पीछे मुड़कर देखने से हम “केव-मेंटालिटी” के शिकार हो जायेगे.

इसके आगे के पन्नो में सलिल जी ने अपने लेखो में इन्ही सब महान पुरुषो के विचारो को अपने तरह से व्याख्या कि है जिसमे आज के नैतिक पतन पे क्षोभ प्रकट किया गया.कुल मिला के हमे सलिल जी के इस पवित्र प्रयास कि सराहना करनी चाहिए कि आज की विषम परिस्थितयो में भी उन्होंने भारतीय संस्कृति के गौरव को पुनर्जीवित करने  की  कोशिश कि है.उम्मीद है कि ये पुस्तक एक रौशनी की   किरण बनेगी और हम सब अब्दुल  कलाम की तरह सोचने पे विवश हो जायंगे कि क्यों मीडिया या भारतीय आज नकरात्मक रुख में उलझे हुए है? क्यों हम अपनी  उपलब्धियों और मजबूत पहलुओ को नकारने में ही सारी उर्जा खत्म कर देते है.चलिए हम अपनी संस्कृति पे गर्व करना सीखे बिना किसी  ग्लानि बोध के.आज से और अभी से!

Ganges In My Village: So Close To Me :-)

Ganges In My Village: So Close To Me 🙂

Link To The Book:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/36498555/What-is-India#fullscreen:on

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Himalayas Again

Unfolding The Glory Of India’s Great Past !

 

What Is India ? -By Salil Gewali

What Is India ? -By Salil Gewali

 

 

I thank Mr Gewali from core of my heart for providing me an opportunity to have a glimpse of the book titled “What is India ?”.It’s indeed a great experience to have a look at the views of some of the great minds,who in unambiguous manner came to endorse the unique contribution of Indian Rishis (sages),thinkers and scholars born on this divine land from time to time.It’s no secret that in modern India the rise of so called secular brigade has made it near impossible task for the present youth to have access to the true image of India’s glorious past.

Worse,any attempt to have a look into the past is ridiculed by the progressive intellectuals as an attempt of saffronisation of education.Against this backdrop,it’s indeed laudable that author decided to bring in open the contributions of great Indian minds via the words of enlightened souls from the Western world.The youths of our times whose minds have been programmed to view the contributions from the Western world as ultimate will be forced to reshape their brainwaves after intercepting the pearls of wisdom scattered in the pages of this wonderful book penned by Mr.Gewali.

It’s high time that we come to acknowledge the contributions of our sages.At this juncture,I wish to quote the words of Radhakrishnan,which will let my readers to know why it’s so essential to be in league with the wisdom of Indian sages.It will let you know why it’s so essential to take as much steps as possible to resurrect the glory of past.I pity the intellectuals who believe that if we started looking into past we are bound to return to cave ages.I need to tell such bogus thinkers that the nation which forgot to honour the great relics of past ,sooner or later,became a forgotten past ! Radhakrishnan says :”From the beginning of her history India has adored and idealized ,not soldiers and statesman,not men of science and leaders of industry ,not even poets ands philosophers ,who influence the world by their deeds or by their words,but those rarer and most chastened spirits,whose greatness lies in what they are not what they do;men who have stamped infinity on the thought and life of the country,men who have added to the invisible force of goodness in the world.To a world given over to the pursuits of power and pleasure ,wealth and glory ,they declare the reality of the unseen world and the call of the spiritual life.Their self-possession and self command ,their strange deep wisdom ,their exquisite courtesy,their humility and gentleness of soul ,their abounding humanity ,proclaim that the destiny of man is to know himself and thereby further the universal life of which he is an integrated element.” ( Eastern Religions And Western Thought by S.Radhakrishnan ,P.35)

I am sure the book which is primarily the compilation of intellectual giants from across the globe like T.S.Eliot, Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Julius R.Oppenheimer,Erwin Schroedinger,Voltaire, Mark Twain, Emerson , Arthur Schopenhauer, Yeats,Alan Watts,Thoreau, Romain Rolland,Abdul Kalam, Paul William Roberts and Brian Dav id Josephson ,to name few, would allow young minds to reshape their perspective.They are,at present,bit ashamed in acknowledging the contributions of our sages in open and bold manner.Though the compilation of the quotes has been done in excellent way,the author seems to have lost his concentration while editing his own writings.I hope the next edition of the book will take care of editing blunders which I notice in some of the articles appearing in the preset edition.

These candid declarations on the part of these great minds would shatter the reluctance shown on the part of Gen-Next to embrace the wisdom found in Vedas and other Indian scriptures.Recently,I came to be aware of progressive souls making mockery of the Indian civilization saying that we have tendency to overrate our achievements and as a result we are all the time lost in self-glorification.When I contrast the myopic observation of that soul with the revelations present in the Gewali’s book I must say let’s become aware of the glorious legacy instead of giving to sense of rejection caused by the onslaught of progressive literature.The term “progressive literature” makes me laugh as one hardly finds anything progressive while reading books falling in this genre.

I must congratulate the author for successful culmination of herculean task whereby he managed to bring at one place thought of leading Western thinkers pertaining to contributions of Indian geniuses in various spheres like science,literature and philosophy.The book is a conscious reader’s delight;a prize possession of any soul who wishes to be aware of the contributions of ancient India when wisdom of sages ruled the roost.

I am presenting some of the great quotes that have found place in the book.

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I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges, – astronomy, astrology, metempsychosis, etc. It is very important to note that some 2,500 years ago at the least Pythagoras went from Samos to the Ganges to learn geometry…But he would certainly not have undertaken such a strange journey had the reputation of the Brahmins’ science not been long established in Europe.

(Voltaire)

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The juxtaposition of Western civilization’s most terrifying scientific achievement with the most dazzling description of the mystical experience given to us by the Bhagavad Gita, India’s greatest literary monumentThe juxtaposition of Western civilization’s most terrifying scientific achievement with the most dazzling description of the mystical experience given to us by the Bhagavad Gita, India’s greatest literary monument.

(Julius R.Oppenheimer)

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“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made”.

(Albert Einstein)

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Indian philosophers’ subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys.

(T.S.Eliot)

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A book review by Arvind K.Pandey.The book titled “What Is Indiais penned by Salil Gewali.

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