The period AD 300-1000 is often described as the `golden age` of Indian history. Phenomenal and all round intellectual advancement was perhaps the distinctive characteristic of this age. Vigorous religious, cultural and philosophical pursuits encompassed every sphere of life--the arts, architecture and music, dance and literature. Such activity resulted in competition and rivalry that were never irrational, soulless or destructive. Indeed the central spirit was one of tolerance, mutual respect and even correlational adaptation and reciprocal acceptance.
Pro. K. Satchidananda Murty has been Vice- Chancellor of Tirupati University Vice-Chairman of University Grants commission, vice president of International Federation of Philosophical Societies and also chairman of Indian Philosophical congress during 1980s and 1990s. He is recipient of B.C. Roy Award as well as the Padma Vibhushan.Satchidananda Murty has been hailed as a scholar of Buddhism and Vedanta. His writings on eastern and western philosophy have also been highly acclaimed.