Author: Pandit Sunderlal
Paperback, 151 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Pilgrims Publishing
Blurb: This book has an unusual goal, one that offers to mediate between apparently opposing viewpoints. It makes a strongly defined attempt to unite the two ideas. It tries to clarify amazing degree of common ground, and the factors that bring the two concepts together.
I could not find out when this book was originally written but it is likely to be in the early 1950s. At the initiative of "Institute of Indo-Middle East Cultural Studies" (An association of scholars formed in 1955 in Hyderabad), Syed Asadullah translated the work of Pandit Sunderlal. And I must say both of them have done a wonderful job. The foreword to this honest book was written way back in 1957, 10 years after our nation attained independence.
I have read both the Gita and the Quran, and their comparisons in the book has only reaffirmed my belief in the one supreme being. I feel amazed and at the same time disheartened that mankind do not use their own brains and heart when it comes to religion.
The book has been divided into 7 chapters:
- All religions are at the base but one
- The Gita
- The religion of the Gita
- The essence of the Gita
- The Quran
- The Quran and its teachings
- Essence of the Quran
I personally loved this book. I feel it is a beautiful and a wonderful effort to unite people who fight in the name of religion. I hope every Indian read this book.