A new book Sree Narayana Guru, The Perfect Union of Buddha and Sankara: A Comprehensive Biography has been launched in the national capital.
The book authored by US-based Asokan Vengassery Krishnan explains the life, teachings, and philosophy of Narayana Guru.
“It is a day of great joy and happiness for me. Everyone has a divine mission to fulfill,” Krishnan said, talking about his literary feat that began eight years ago in 2010.
Narayana Guru is a 20th century philosopher-poet-saint and social reformer who spearheaded a reform movement in Kerala that rejected caste system.
“I was inspired by the Guru’s ideology of social equality and spiritual liberation,” Krishnan added.
Saying the book offered an insight into the personage of the Guru, noted economist and Rajya Sabha Member Narendra Jhadav called the book “a well-researched, well-written” work.
Reiterating the words of former President A P J Abdul Kalam, Jhadav said, “It needed guts to talk about one religion, one God and one caste system”
Another Rajya Sabha Member V Muraleedharan hopes the book will expand the reach of Narayana Guru’s teachings as it is written in English.
“Asokan’s book is very contemporary and relevant to the present times. The previous books on Sree Narayana Guru are in Malayalam, and there are no books in Hindi to reach a wider audience,” he said.