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The Heart of Hindusthan: A Collection of Seven Essays

S. Radhakrishnan (Author)

The Heart of the Hindusthan is a collection of seven essays by the eminent philosopher and former President of India, S. Radhakrishnan, centered on the theme of Hindu religion and philosophy. The essays included in this collection are: The essays included in this collection are: The Heart of Hinduism; The Hindu Dharma; The Hindu Idea of God; Islam and Indian Thought; Hindu Thought and Christian Doctrine; Budhism and Indian Philosophy. The book brings together Radhakrishnana's thoughtful and inspiring discourses that appeared in various periodicals over a period of time. It encapsulated the central features of Hinduism, its philosophical doctrines, religious experience, ethical character and traditional values. Chapters on the impact and influence of Islam, Christianity and Buddhism on the Hindu faith bring out the relationship, similarities and differences among the major religions of mankind.

According to him, 'Religion must express itself in reasonable thought, fruitful action and right social institutions. The book is a helpful guide for all those interested in Hindu religion and philosophy as well as its relation with the other major religions in the current geo-political context.

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About the author

S. Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) is universally recognized as modern India's greatest philosopher.  He was also a statesman of distinction, and even compared to Plato's ideal of the philosopher-king.  After a brilliant academic career, he taught at a number of Indian and foreign universities, including at Oxford University, where he was the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics, before being appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Benaras Hindu University.  From 1962 to 1967 he was the President of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Heart of Hindusthan: A Collection of Seven Essays
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2007
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8171677169
length 111p., 8.5" X 5.4"