Indian Religious Thought

Indian Religious Thought - Dr. S Radhakrishnan

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Thematic essays on Indian religious thought which brilliantly trace the evolution and development of the pluralistic Indian religious tradition.

In the words of Dr. Radhakrishnan, 'The fundamental concepts of Indian religious thought reflects both God and man... religion is a life to be lived, not a theory to be accepted or a belief to be adhered to...' Religion requires to be interpreted 'according to its meaning and not according to its lisping expression'.

Thematic essays on:

"Indian religions are not exclusive minded. They are ready to allow that there may be alternative approaches to the mystery. Thus catholic minded Indian religious spirit is the way of salvation for all religions in an age in which we have to learn to live as a single family if we are not to destroy ourselves." — Arnold Toynbee


Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) is widely acknowledged as a major interpreter of Indian philosophical and religious tradition to the West. He was also a statesman of distinction who served as President of India.

Starting his career at the Madras Presidency College in 1909, he was appointed Prof. of Philosophy in the University of Mysore in 1918. Three years later, he was appointed to the prestigious King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science in the University of Calcutta.

The years from 1936 to 1948 saw Radhakrishnan assume many responsibilities — the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University, Fellow of the British Academy, Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University, Chancellor, University of Delhi among others.

In May 1962 he took office as the President of India.

Book Details

ISBN: 9788122204247 | Format: Paperback | Language: English | Extent:  168 pp