THE HEART OF HINDUISM is a collection of seven essays by the eminent philosopher and former President of India, S. Radhakrishnan, centered around the theme of Hindu religion and philosophy. The essays dealing with the various aspects and the philosophical basis of Hinduism 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; Buddhism; and Indian Philosophy. The book brings together Radhakrishnan`s thoughful and inspiring discourse, that appeared in vaious periodicals over a period of time. The essays bring out the central features of Hinduism, its philosophical doctrines, religious experience. The book is a helpful guide for all those interested in Hindu religion and philosophy, including its relation with the other major religions.
About the Author:
One of modern India`s greatest sons, S. Radhakrishnan was a prominent philosopher, author and educationalist. He was equally at home in the European and Asiatic tradition of thought. Through his writings he interpreted Indian religion, culture and philosophy for the rest of the world. Despite his slight association with politics he was elected to the pretigious position of vice-president of India in 1957. He became the President of India in 1961 and held this rank until 1967, when he retired from public life.