The object of the series is to offer the general reader authentic accounts of the life and work of great figures who have contributed immensely to reform the Indian society. Their contribution has been in a large measure instrumental in shaping the cultural ethos and thought of India and influencing the minds and lives of the people. The series include life stories, messages and reform movements carried out by seers and philosophers, poets and dramatists, mystics and religious leaders, writers on science, aestheticians and composers. The present volume deals with the life and contribution of eight saint reformers from various regions of the country. All of them have been champions of a casteless and classless society and have stood for harmony, peace and unity. The messages and deeper thoughts of these saints are as much relevant today as they were several centuries ago. Their doctrine of social equality, self-dependence and oneness will guide us in overcoming the major challenges facing the country today.
The books under these series are intended for the average reader who is ken to learn more about the past and wants to adopt the great teachings to modern times.
About The Book
This book describes the lives and teachings of eight saints hailing from all over India viz. Saint Chokha Mela, Saint Narayana Guru, Saint Ramanuja, Saint Nandanaar, saint Ravidas, Saint Ramalinga Swamigal, Saint Thiruppanalvar and Saint Kabir. Besides being saints they contributed through their words and deeds to reforms like eradication of untouchability and superstitious beliefs. They taught that everybody is equal in the eyes of God and to establish this principle they had undergone all kinds of suffering.
About the Author
The author Shri A. Padmanaban is a retired Chief Secretary, Government of Tamilnadu, and presently and presently Governor of Mizoram. A prominent poet in English, he has been the Vice-President, World Academy of Arts and Culture USA, and World Congress of Poets. He is also the Indian Editor of Poet International.
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