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S. Radhakrishnan - Makers of Indian Literature

Prema Nandakumar (Author)

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan has an assured place among the ‘Makers of Indian literature’ for he was only the finest philosopher-statesman of our times but a powerful writers in English. Indeed, it was his mastery of the English language that facilitated his becoming a world-figure. He could interpret the rich and ancient Indian religion, philosophy and spirituality with masterful ease to western audience through his sonorously-tuned English that was enriched by Sanskritic phraseology and movement. Radhakrishnan was a felt presence in the corridors of the Andhra University where I studies for several years. The university library which has been nurtured by him in its early years was an inspiration. It was a pleasant surprise to be asked by the Sahitya Akademi to write a monograph on this great personality for the ‘Makers of Indian Literature’ series. I am thankful to the Sahitya Akademi for this great privilege accorded to me my homage to our nation’s Acharya. While Radhakrishnan’s writings have been the mainstay in drawing my conclusions, I have benefitted much by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s biography of his father. Spontaneous and critical help form my father, K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar and my mother Sriamti Padmasani has sustained me throughout the writing of the book. My grateful thanks to them.

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Bibliographic information

Title S. Radhakrishnan - Makers of Indian Literature
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2017
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sahitya Akademi
Language: English
isbn 9788172011178
length 94p., 8.5" X 5.5"cm.