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Indian Skeptics Books LLC

Indian Skeptics

Books LLC

Published May 6th 2010
ISBN : 9781155707969
Paperback
52 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Abraham Kovoor, Khushwant Singh, H. Narasimhaiah, BasavaMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Abraham Kovoor, Khushwant Singh, H. Narasimhaiah, Basava Premanand, A. B. Shah, Prabir Ghosh, Sanal Edamaruku, Ramswaroop Verma, Goparaju Ramachandra Rao, Johnson Eyeroor, Mookencheril Cherian Joseph, Joseph Edamaruku, Saraswathi Gora. Excerpt: A. B. Shah is best known and remembered as the founder-president of the Indian Secular Society. The organization had its head quarter in Pune in Shah s life time but has now shifted to Mumbai . Until his death, A. B. Shah was the editor of The Secularist, a journal published by the Indian Secular Society (ISS). He also the edited the New Quest published by the Indian Association for Cultural Freedom. Shah took much interest in the problems of Indian Muslims . Shahs writings include What Ails our Muslims? and Religion and Society in India . Shah also edited Jayaprakash Narayan s Prison Diary, written by the prominent Indian leader in jail during the Emergency of 1975. Biography A. B. Shah was born in 1920 in a Digambar Jain family in Gujarat . As a result, he was an atheist even in his childhood. However, till the age of seventeen he was to some extent a practising Jain. Ernst Haeckel s The Riddle of the Universe and Hyman Levys The Universe of Science convinced Shah that not only God but even soul did not exist. Jainism believes in the existence of soul. Shah was also influenced by M. N. Roy. Hamid Dalwai, the author of Muslim Politics in India was a friend of A. B. Shah. Shah started taking interest in Islam only after meeting Dalwai. Dalwai co-operated with Shah in founding Indian Secular Society and Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal. Shah was the Director of the Institute for the Study on Indian Traditions in Pune, Maharashtra at the time of his death in 1981. Indian Secular Society The Indian Secular Society is a non-political organ...