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Author : Vasanthi Srinivasan

About Author :

Vasanthi Srinivasan is a Professor in the Organizational Behaviour and her research interests are in the field of Human resources Management.

She completed her PhD in Political Science from Carleton University, Ottawa, and subsequently taught at the College of Humanities, Carleton University, Ottawa, She has also been a Visiting Scholar at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

A Commonwealth and New India Foundation scholar and was very interested in Indian political ideas,Gandhi’s Conscience Keeper: C. Rajagopalachari and Indian Politics was also written by Vasanthi which was published in 2009.

About Book :

The book highlights that not all thinkers and statesmen who plumbed Hindu spirituality were fanatics or fundamentalists.some of them were inspired by the desire to theorize from indigenous sources.

Drawing upon myths, symbols and epics rather than the abstract theology of Vedanta, the book explores a subtler and more realistic fit between spirituality and politics.

Hindu Spirituality and Virtue Politics analyzes the writings of four distinguished thinkers of India: S. Radhakrishnan, Vinoba Bhave, C. Rajagopalachari and A. K. Coomaraswamy. The author argues that there are two distinct visions of how Hindu spirituality is linked to modern liberal politics.