THE AUTHOR

CHAKRAVARTI RAJGOPALACHARI, popularly known as "Rajaji" or "C.R.", was a great patriot, astute politician, incisive thinker, and one of the greatest statesmen.  A close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, he was an ardent freedom-fighter.  In his capacity successively as Chief Minister of Madras, Governor of West Bengal, Home Minister and the first Indian Governor-General of India he rendered yeoman service to the country and left an indelible impress on our contemporary life.

Rajaji's books on Marcus Aurelius, the Bhagavad Gita and Tirukkural, are popular.  In Mahabharata he displays his inimitable flair for story-telling and applying the moral of stories to the needs of modern times.  In Ramayana he captures for us the pathos and beauty of Valmiki's magic in an inimitable manner.

In the Upanishads, Sri Rajaji presents the grandeur of the ancient wisdom of the great Seers of Bharatvarsha.

Rajaji passed away in 1972 at the age of 94.