Shillong, Sept 14: Malayalam version of 'Great minds on INDIA', authored by Northeast-based (Shillong) writer, Salil Gewali was released on Friday by the Governor of Maharashtra, K Sankaranarayanan, in Raj Bhawan, Mumbai.
The function was attended by renowned writer and Sahitya Academy awardee, Mansi Vijayan, and other scholars and writers. Malayalam edition has been translated by an eminent Malayalam writer Dr M Pushpangadan of Mumbai while the former NASA scientist Dr. AV Murali, Houston, USA, being the consultant editor.
In another function in Mumbai, Member of Parliament and daughter of Sunil Dutt, Priya Dutt, also honored Salil Gewali for his book. “This is doubtlessly a landmark contribution to the country,” she remarked.
Gewali started casually collecting such quotes from his boyhood time. But making a book occurred to him while reading the world famous books – ‘The Tao of Physics’ and ‘Uncommon Wisdom’ by Frijtof Capra for the second time in 1995.
During his assiduous research Gewali realized that scientists like Schrodinger, Neils Bohr, Julius Oppenheimer, David Bohm, Heisenberg, David Josephson and so on had sufficiently got the ideas related to Quantum Physics from the ancient literature of India. Voltaire, Johann Goethe, Hegel, Emerson, Henry Thoreau were other front-ranking philosophers of the modern time who were bewitched by the fathomless depth of the ancient literature on India.
Kannada version of the book is now being translated by a nuclear scientist of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Dr. Muliya Raghavyya while the Marathi is being edited by the former Additional Chief Secretary of Maharashtra Government Leena Mehendale.