Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy (1987-1947) was one of the best minds that India has produced in the 20th Century. By profession an art critic and a museum curator, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy was also a masterful exponent of metaphysics.
This book is a compilation of quotations from his works and letters, and it constitutes a good introduction to his thought. His theories are here applied to concrete situations, related to the problems of modern India, and could still suggest a third way to avoid both the traps of modern technocracy and the temptation of fundamentalism. It should not surprise us that his views are still relevant to the present situation: his opinions are rooted in truths that are neither political nor historical neither ideological, or simply religious, nor even merely intellectual. They are rather related to that inner wisdom that embraces, without crushing it, all the distinctiveness of human experience.