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Year: 2001

Bibliography: 320 pp

ISBN: 8175410884

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The book is a felicitation volume to mark the 70th birthday of India’s “ Universal Man”, the poet prince philosopher politician, Dr. Karan Singh, but it is much more than that. His personality and concerns have been used as a mirror by distinguished world celebrities to investigate the roots and traditions of mankind and look to its future. That makes The Earth Has No Corners a rare anthology of the deep though and vision of some of the greatest of living scientists, scholars and thinkers. They are men and women who have participated in shaping the attitudes and perceptions of the 20th century and are still active in the 21st century with their penetrative vision and creative imagination. Science, religion, technology, humanism, interfaith and intercultural aspirations of mankind, all converge in this single volume, which is like a testament of humanism and universalism for our age. Those who have joined in this exercise, inspired by the charm and magnetism of the most unusual Indian of our times, itself reads like a golden roll of intellectual celebrities.

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Scientists like Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr. Jayant Narlikar and Dr. MS Swaminathan; saints and sages like the Ssankaracharya of Kanchi and Swami Satchidananda; environmental scientists like Dr. T N Khoshoo; thinkers like Dr. Ponna Wignaraja, Dr. L M Singhvi, Prof Vidya Nivas Mishra, Dr. Lokesh Chandra and Prof P N Dhar, are among the eminent Indians whose voice and vision have enriched this anthology. The world thinkers who have joined include titans of the 20th century like President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic, Prof Ervin Laszlo, Prof J K Galbraith, Prof Suheil Bushrui, Dr. Daisaku Lkeda, Prof Roger Walsh and Dr. Robert Muller, to name a few. Together this forms a fascinating collage of thought and inspirations which will be widely read in India and around the world.


Contents: A Universal man, Dr Karan Singh: an integrated man of value system, The Raja-Rishi in our midst, Forgiveness or use of force: which is superior?, Dr Karan Singh: a personality rich in cultural heritage, Kahlil Gibran: the poet of culture of peace, the flow of civilisation, Evolution of human consciousness & language, Question for a new millennium, Watching the wheel whirl across time & space, Kashmir: yesterday today tomarrow, Common good & good governance, The genius of France India forum, Wonderfully diverse & distinguished man, He was called tiger by Jawahar lal Nehru, A lifetime of compassionate vision, Culture of peace & buddhism, Sustaining development in the developing countries, I knew him as a poet, Human survival: the responsibility of science & religion, the dynamics of leadership & clarity of his vision, Is mutual understanding possible between the western and indian culture, The absolute & urgent need for porper earth government, Cosmic puzzles & speculations, Politics religion & interculturality, The world in transition 'being' in the 'making', Truly a prince among men, West must relearn spiritual knowledge from the orient, Kanchi Kashmir & Sri Karan Singh, Dr. Karan Singh's contribution to interfaith dialogue, A gentleman scholar, A call for dialogue: among civilizations & faith traditions, Dr Karan singh & Human security, A tribune form down under, Experimental studies of psychological effects of medicine, Culture development & democracy, ..and thus speaks Dr Karan Singh

Contributors - A . P.J Abdul Kalam,T.R. Anantharaman, Chaturvedi Badrinath, Mrs Saraia Birla, Suheil Bushrui,Lokesh Chandra, D.P. Chattopadhyaya, Chungliang AI Huang,Manoj Das, P.N. Dhar, O.P. Dwivedi, Jean Francois-Ponecet, John Kenneth Galbraith, M.Y.Ghorpade, Vaclav Havel, Daisaku lkeda,T.N. Khoshoo, P.Lal, Ervin Laszio, Clovis Maksoud, Vidya Nivas Mishra, Robert Muller . Jayant V. Narlikar, R. Panikkar. Aster Patel Syed Mir Qasim,kathleen Raine ,Jagatguru Sri Sankaracharya, H.H.Sri Swami Satchidananda, K.Natwar singh. L.M Singhvi, M.S Swaminathan,Sir Moti Tikaram, Roger Walsh, Ponna Wignaraja, Dr, Karan Singh

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