The Earth has no corners

The book is a felicitation volume to mark the 70th birthday of India's "Universal Man", the poet-prince-philosopher-politician, Dr. Karan Singh, but it is much more than that. His personality and concerns have been used as a mirror by distinguished world celebrities to investigate the roots and traditions of mankind and look to its future. that makes The Earth Has No Corners a rare anthology of the deep thought and vision of some of the greatest of living scientists, scholars and thinkers. They are men and women who have participated in shaping the attitudes and perceptions of the 20th century and are still active in the 21st century with their penetrative vision and creative imagination.

Science, religion, technology, ecology, humanism, interfaith and intercultural aspirations of mankind, all converge in this single volume, which is like a testament of humanism and universalism for our age.. Those who have joined in this exercise, inspired by the charm and magnetism of the most unusual Indian of our times, itself reads like a golden roll of intellectual intellectual celebrities. Scientists like Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr. Jayant Narlikar and Dr. MS Swaminathan; saints and sages like the Shankaracharya of Kanchi and Swami Satchidananda; environmentalists like Dr. TN Khoshoo; thinkers like Dr. Poona Wignaraja, Dr. LM Singhvi, Prof Vidya Nivas Mishra, Dr. Lokesh Chandra and Prof PN Dhar, are among the eminent Indians whose voice and vision have enriched this anthology. The world thinkers who have joined include titans of the 20th century like President Vaclav Havel of the Czech republic, Prof Ervin Laszlo, Prof JK Galbraith, Prof Suheil Bushrui, Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, Prof roger Walsh and Dr. Robert Muller, to name a few. Together this forms a fascinating collage of thought and inspiration which will be widely read in India and around the world.