The Pursuit of Truth
Germs of words for the seeker Of the millions of words which Dr. Radhakrishnan wrote in his highly illustrious and prolific career as philosopher, teacher, statesman and author, there are few that speak about himself. His concern was man in cosmos, rarely he himself. In this significant book Dr. Radhakrishnan comes nearest to talking about himself. And yet, as was his wont, instead of narrating the events of his life, he gives us a peep into his soul - a peep into his thoughts and self - development - and makes us conscious of our own destiny. In the introduction to the book, B. K. Ahluwalia gives a brilliant account of Dr. Radhakrishnan's philosophy and reveals some little known facets of the great philosopher's personality.
Bharat Ratna Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman. He was the first Vice-President of India (1952-1962) and subsequently the second President of India (1962-1967).
One of India's most influential scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, Radhakrishnan is thought of as having built a bridge between the East and the West by showing that the philosophical systems of each tradition are comprehensible within the terms of the other.