The present work seeks to understand the ideas and achievements of Sankara, in the context of his life and times as also in the context of perennial enquiry. It seeks to bring out the role of Sankara and evolution of Indian culture and philosophy and to highlight the logical and spiritual tradition and original components of his philosophical religious and social ideas.
GOVIND CHANDRA PANDE is a historian by profession but a philosopher, poet and linguist by inclination.He has authored many books on Indian History and Culture, Buddhism, and the philosophy of Values and Culture. He has also published three volumes of poems, travelled widely the world over, and has been the member of numerous national bodies and committees. He is currently engaged in the ICPR Project of the History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture.