Buy Cialis Soft cheap Rationalism, Humanism and Atheism by Dr. Ramendra with Dr.Kawaljeet under review speaks.
Unlike philosphers, great thinkers and rationalists whom we have so far met, Abraham Kovoor belongs to a different category of being a die-hard atheist. In a way, he was inimical to god-men and their rituals. He was dead against superstitions. A few of his books such as Begone Godmen and God, Demons and Spirits are sold in large numbers. Kovoor was firmly of opinion that there is no evidence to establish that Gods exist. Neither can it be said that there is life after death. Kovoor with his opinion that Bible is a dangerous moral guide is alike Bernard Shaw who had said that Bible is a bundle of lies. Dr.Ramendra is perfect in covering all the other opinions of Kovoor on issues such as mixed marriages, family planning and euthanasia.
One who advocated secular human values in Indian Society is A.B.Shah, an atheist in Gujarat. He was bold enough to burn Manusmriti and persuaded Muslims to put Shariat into fire. Both these scriptures are antagonistic to women and notorious for dividing society into groups. Comparative by speaking Shah is not that much known among the public and it is sure that Dr.Ramendra’s account of Shah will be a guideline for others to disseminate a lot more on Shah in Indian languages.
Equally unknown in various other regions of India are Narsingh Narian and Ramswaroop Verma. The former is a typical humanist with the impact of M.N.Roy and the latter is a votary of equality much against Brahminism that preached and believed in inequality. Both the scholars dealt with the role of religion in society and pleaded for equality among human beings.
Appreciable it is that every sketch of the eight great men is prefaced with a brief life – history of each one of them. The end-notes and the bibliography bear ample testimony that the author Dr.Ramendra and the collaborator who is none other than his wife Dr. Kawaljeet have perused a lot of exhaustive materials such as books and articles. This ideal intellectual pair may think in terms of bringing out this valuable book in other Indian languages also. The book is moderately priced and our appreciations are due to the Buddhiwadi Foundation for having brought it out in better format and in handy size.
The laminated cover page needs a special mention in this context. Thumb-nail figures of all the eight great men are there and amidst therein a half-cut face is partially visible. May be that it is of Madam Kawaljeet. If that is so, nothing wrong in imposing the full portrait in the editions in future – either alone or with her life-partner.
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