The Indian Book of Big Ideas

Mukunda Rao

Ashwitha Jayakumar

Who are we?

Is everything in the world connected?

Is truth different for different people?

Does God speak to only some of us?

Great minds have forever been engaged in tackling life's big questions. People travelled far and wide in search of answers, learned from others and came up with new ways of understanding the world.

Curious to know what on earth they were thinking?

Now you can walk down the winding path of philosophy from 700 BCE to recent times, discovering the wisdom and teachings of 45 great thinkers, philosophers and reformers of India. Learn from the most far-sighted luminaries, such as Mahavira, Gargi, Adi Shankara, Kabir, the Buddha, Vivekananda and Guru Nanak, along with Sri Aurobindo, Rammohan Roy, Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi, and get to know how the most brilliant and influential Indian ideas were born.

These thinkers, you will see, didn't always agree with each other (indeed, they sometimes fiercely disagreed!), but all of them left behind a legacy of courage and compassion that remains valuable even today.

  • Classification : BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
  • Pub Date : JUN 17, 2023
  • Imprint : Hachette India Children's Books
  • Page Extent : 240
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311908
  • Price : INR 499

Mukunda Rao

Mukunda Rao is the author of several insightful philosophical and spiritual works, among which India's Greatest Minds, The Biology of Enlightenment, The Buddha and Sky-clad: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Akka Mahadevi are much-read classics. He lives with his wife on a farm outside Bengaluru.


Ashwitha Jayakumar

Discover more books

Advanced Search