Great Minds on INDIA


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I am pleased to present here my reseach-based book, entitled ‘Great Minds on INDIA’, containing the quotes of the world renowned intellectual giants on ancient Indian literature. This fervent appreciation of classical knowledge and wisdom by the wisest of the wise rational scholars from the West must be a matter nation’s pride and a subject to be made aware to all and one. Yes indeed, it is quite astonishing that all these truths about richness of Indian system of knowledge have been less discussed or brought to light in INDIA. So far our students have not been encouraged to learn in schools or colleges about the timeless philosophies as the Vedanta, Yoga literature, and the likes in any manner which in fact have become a core source of inspiration for many of the secular and rational Western poets, philosophers, scientists et al.

One wonders in amazement why we are not being taught in the schools the fact that Pythagoras came to India to learn Geometry and Spiritualism all the way from Greece who was quite senior to Socrates and Plato.

The publication of this book is intended exclusively for the dissemination of the time immemorial secular and value-based wisdom of this ancient land.

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  1. 1. - ` 140/- - Julius R. Oppenheimer, ` 140/- 9 788192 084633 ISBN 9788192084633
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  3. 3. This compilation is simply outstanding ! I never knew that such a compilation exists and we all should be thankful to the author! These great quotes should be embossed on plaques and displayed on the walls of our Parliament, State Assembly Halls, and at all our educational institutions. Most importantly, the material should be made a compulsory reading for all the school students (elaborating more on ‘ who is who’ and the monumental contributions of these intellectual giants Prof. A. V. Murali, Ph. D, Former NASA scientist, Houston, Texas Hi Salil Gewali, I suddenly come upon your compilation and I thoroughly read it from the start to finish! No one can deny the vast expanse of eternal wisdom from beautiful Mother India. I can personally attest to my own self-perceived growth in immeasurable degrees, thanks to the Spiritual and Philosophical Sages and Geniuses India has gifted us with. Thank you so much for the enlightenment. Timothy Hart, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  4. 4. All have got to go and read this amazing compilation by Salil Gewali. India is the land of my soul. The ancient literature of INDIA contains the greatest wisdom of this universe. There is so much to discover in Indian philosophy. Thanks, the modern science has acknowledged that. - Agnes Goyvaerts, Houston, USA THE BOOK HAS BEEN TRANSLATED INTO TWELVE REGIONAL LANGUAGES OF INDIA
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  13. 13. The launching of “भारत शु छे” by the Hon’ble Governor of Gujarat - Shri OP Kohli and the Minister of Education Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama at Raj Bhavan on 16th Feb 2016. “भारत शुुं छे” unveiled by the Hon’ble Governor of Gujarat in presence of the State’s Education Minister ‘Great Minds on INDIA’ is a must for all libraries and academic institutions. The book is a real eye-opener and one of its kind ever researched. The compilation informs and inspires us, more particularly our youths and pseudo- intellectuals, about how the world-famous scientists, philosophers, writers, poets, statesmen got the profound knowledge and inspiration from the ancient literature of our own country, that include the scholars like -- Albert Einstein, Voltaire, Fredrick Hegel, Mark Twain, H. G. Wells, Henry David Thoreau, George Bernard Shaw, Werner Heisenberg, T.S. Eliot, Julius Robert Oppenheimer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hermann Hesse. As an NRI I deeply regret that I learned to respect my country (INDIA) only after coming to USA, not when I was in India. I blame the education system that barely informs us about our rich literary heritage. - Dr. Priyanka Sharma, Los Angeles, USA
  14. 14. The Governor of Maharashtra Shri Ch. Vidyasagar Rao and Minister for Education Shri Vinod Tawde unveiling the Marathi edition of the book on 14th Oct. 2015 Fantastic and a further testimony to the immense wisdom that comes from the great masters in ancient India, who saw the truth in ancient times and left it for us to ponder. It's great to see that science also knows and appreciates this. I am fully convinced great jewels of profound wisdom are firmly rooted in the ancient philosophy of INDIA alone. The West has vested all in the material and is just beginning to see the mysteries of consciousness and the awareness that comes from application of Meditation. This meditation yoga alone can help to be aware of super consciousness pervading the infinite cosmos. - Robert Brenton, Brooklyn, New York
  15. 15. The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh releasing the Hindi Edition, 2013 A study of India’s ancient literature leads inevitably to the core basis of all modern religion and modern science. It is always the Vedas, as I find, which provide the clearest answers to the complexities of Soul saving wisdom. For one who cannot understand them, there are Upanishads. For one who does not see answers in the Upanishads, there are the Gita and the Ramayana and Puranas… An eye-opener booklet ‘Great minds on India’, Salil Gewali clearly illustrates the impact of the ancient literature in modern time. Here we see India through the eyes of some of the world’s greatest thinkers and poets and are left with a hunger to know more. Much more! -John Palmer, Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123 I must congratulate Salil Gewali for bringing out such a wonderful booklet containing the quotes of the world-renowned intellectuals on Vedas, Upanishads and the Gita which are in appreciation about the supremacy of the Indian wisdom. The youth of today should be wholly aware of these great quotes so that they will have better appreciation of our Indian culture, tradition and heritage. - Dr. D. Swaminadhan, a prominent scientist, UNESCO International Consultant, Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad