Even though Einstein had never visited India, it is a pleasant surprise to note that he had very close relations with several Indians and Indian culture. The shaping of this relation started with the Bose-Einstein equations when young scientist Satyendra Nath Bose described light particles through statistical models. Because of Einstein’s involvement in political, humanitarian and academic projects across the world, his interaction with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and Jawaharlal Nehru was but natural. He had threadbare discussion with Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on the issues like beauty and faith. Einstein had high regards for Mahatma Gandhi and tried his path of Satya and Ahimsa. He had high expectations from Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and his philosophy of non alignment.
The Author has not only highlighted above points in the book but also explained his various theories and scientific works such as theory of light, relativity, fourth dimension, space-time relation, expanding universe etc. in a very interesting manner using simple words and examples. The Social philosophy of Einstein is still relevant and has been described quite effectively. The book will be immensely useful not only for students of science, but also for all those readers who like to know more about the life and works of Einstein.
?Nikhilesh Jha, IAS
Ministry of Science & Technology
Vinod Kumar Mishra