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Author : Karan Singh

About Author :

Karan Singh was born heir-apparent of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. He has written many books and has lectured on political science, philosophy, education, religion, and culture, in India.In 1949, at the age of 18 he was appointed Regent and was Head of State for 18 years as Regent, elected Sadar-i-Riyasat and as Governor. In 1967, he was inducted into the Union Cabinet by Mrs. Indira Gandhi. He held important Cabinet portfolios of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Health & Family Planning, Education & Culture, and was appointed as India's Ambassador to the United States.He was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Delhi for his thesis on the Political Thought of Sri Aurobindo He has been Chancellor of Jammu & Kashmir University and Benaras Hindu University, President of the Author's Guild of India, the Commonwealth Society of India, People's Commission on Environment & Development.

About Book :

Authored by Dr Karan Singh argues that Hinduism is not a cult, nor a bunch of dogmas, but a religion of the highest order that speaks of an immanent and transcendental god.

Author mainily discusses the basis of Hinduism,Outlining the message of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Upanisads, He maintains that successful application of the religio-philosophic teachings of Hindu seers will help humankind to overcome the worst crisis facing it in this nuclear age, and will lead to restructuring the world on the all-embracing principle of freedom and equity.