Living with a Purpose - Dr. S Radhakrishnan

Living with a Purpose

Dr. Radhakrishnan sketches the lives of fourteen individuals who have influenced India's life and culture significantly and altered the course of its history. Among these are social reformers like Swami Dayanand and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, political thinkers and activists like Lala Lajpat Rai, Sardar Patel, Tilak and Gokhale and a giant among scientists, Jagdis Bose.

All of them had one thing in common — they broke the barriers of tradition and normalcy, and strove for noble ideals... They dreamt, and had the courage and tenacity to turn their dreams into reality.

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Dr. 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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