This book brings together the author’s records of his conversations and correspondence with Romain Rolland, Mahatma Gandhi, Bertrand Russell, Rabindranath Tagore, and most of all Sri Aurobindo. His aim was to elicit the views of eminent personalities on various aspects of life, from the role of art and science to social equality and moving on to spirituality. All five figures “are men of profound insight” who have “wrestled with the central problems of life and reached decisive certainties”.
Dilip Kumar Roy was an eminent musician and writer. This book was first published in 1945. This new edition includes for the first time an account of the author’s meeting with Bertrand Russell in 1953.