The author, a retired professor born in 1928, possesses extensive expertise in global history, philosophy, and religions. He is a devoted disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahansa and Swami Vivekananda. Growing up during India’s freedom movement, from his early years as a boy to his adolescence and young adulthood, he witnessed the nation’s struggle for independence. In this book, he has presented a comprehensive and captivating perspective on India’s ancient history within a global context and the evolution of India’s fight for independence, highlighting the key players and their roles.
An excerpt from the book emphasizes the provisional nature of history that needs to be revisited, stating– “History is always tentative, shaped by the emerging facts of each moment. If today is true, then yesterday was equally true. Today is an unbroken continuation of yesterday. Therefore, humanity requires a history. Its quest for understanding the past must persist. However, human history is distorted by various factors, necessitating continuous exploration, research, and refinement.”