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Kindly write a few words abt our great educationist and philosopher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrisnan.............thnx!!!

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Asked by minati vishwakarma, 05 Sep '07 07:11 pm
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Perhaps the most understudied dimension of Radhakrishnan's interpretations of experience is his recognition of "supernormal" experiences. As early as his first volume of Indian Philosophy (1923), Radhakrishnan affirms the validity of what he identifies as "psychic phenomena". Radhakrishnan accounts for such experiences in terms of a highly developed sensitivity to intuition. "The mind of man," Radhakrishnan explains, "has the three aspects of subconscious, the conscious, and the superconscious, and the abnormal' psychic phenomena, called by the different names of ecstasy, genius, inspiration, madness, are the workings of the superconscious mind". Such experiences are not "abnormal" according to Radhakrishnan, nor are they unscientific. Rather, they are the products of carefully controlled mental experiments. In the Indian past, "The psychic experiences, such as telepathy and clairvoyance, were considered to be neither abnormal nor miraculous. They are not the products of diseased minds ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 06 Sep '07 08:47 am

 
  
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Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrisnan is one of best Ex-president of India
He was elected as the second President of India (1962-1967).
When he became President, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, September 5.
He replied, "Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers' Day." His birthday has since been celebrated as Teachers' Day in India
He has contributed lot of positive things for EDUCATION in India. In 1921, he was appointed as a philosophy professor to occupy the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta. Radhakrishnan represented the University of Calcutta at the Congress of the Universities of the British Empire in June 1926 and the International Congress of Philosophy at Harvard University in September 1926. In 1929, Radhakrishnan was invited to take the post vacated by Principal J. Estlin Carpenter in Manchester College, Oxford. This ...more
Answered by PANIWALA A, 05 Sep '07 09:02 pm

 
  
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One of the foremost scholars of comparative religion and philosophy in his day, he built a bridge between Eastern and Western thought showing each to be comprehensible within the terms of the other. He introduced Western idealism into Indian philosophy and was the first scholar of importance to provide a comprehensive exegesis of India's religious and philosophical literature to English speaking people. His academic appointments included the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University (1936-1939).
He was the first Vice President of India (1952-1962), and the second President of India (1962-1967). His birthday is celebrated in India as Teacher's Day.
He was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 1938. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954, and the Order of Merit in 1963. He received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 1961, and the Templeton Prize in 1975, a ...more
Answered by Gaurav vyas, 05 Sep '07 08:02 pm

 
  
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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, was president from 1962 to 1967. Born into a middle class Andhra Brahmin family in 1888, after his schooling and college, he did M.A. in 1908. Iintense evangelic teachings of the Christian missionaries, later propelled him to undertake a deep study of Hinduism to counter the challenge of Christian critics and delve into the scriptures, which resulted in his writing a thesis on Vedanta. From 1908 to he took up teaching jobs in various colleges in Madras, Andhra, Mysore, Calcutta. Through out this period, he published articles on his interpretation of Hinduism. He met Tagore, who became his most ardent mentor. One of his greatest stints was as the prestigious George V chair in philosophy in Calcutta university from 1921 to 1931.
During this period, the Hindu way of life and An idealist view of life, was published, which received high scholarly acclamation. Knighted in 1931, he became Chancellor of the Andhra University, then to the Chair of Eastern religion an ...more
Answered by Omega, 05 Sep '07 11:11 pm

 
  
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He is great.
Deserves his birthday to be celebrated as Teachers day
Answered by srini vasan, 05 Sep '07 07:13 pm

 
  
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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in Tirutani on September 5, 1888 into a poor brahmin family. His father Sarvepalli Veeraswami was employed on a meagre salary in the zamindari. His mother's name was Sitamma. It was difficult for Radhakrishnan's father to educate him with a meagre income and a large family to take care of.
Radhakrishnan went through most of his education on scholarships. He initially went to school in Tirutani and then to the Lutheran Mission School in Tirupati for his high school. He joined the Voorhee's College in Vellore but switched to the Madras Christian College at the age of 17. He chose philosophy as his major and attained a B.A. and M.A. in the field. He was afraid that his M.A. thesis, "The Ethics of the Vedanta" would offend his philosophy professor, Dr. A.G. Hogg. Instead, Dr. Hogg commended Radhakrishnan on doing an excellent job. Radhakrishnan's M.A. thesis was published when he was only 20
Radhakrishnan was married to Sivakamuamma at the age of 16 wh ...more
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We owe a lot to this man and his generation
Answered by Saj Sierra, 06 Sep '07 12:17 am

 
  
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He ws a grett teacher a commendable philosopher a very good politicaian n did a lot in favour o teachers ws d best teacher so his bday is celebrated as d teachers day ,his works r un rgettable 4 teachers n 4 d whole community .my head bows in respect to such a grett man
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Bright and brilliant, with a scholarly disposition and a serene and saintly demeanor, from the very beginning, Radhakrishnan spent the first eight years of his life happily and fruitfully in his home town with his parents.The wonderful far-sightedness, open-heartedness and broad-mindedness of his revered and beloved parents, which enabled them, in those days of blind prejudices and equally blind social taboos, to send their son to well-known, well-managed, well-disciplined Christian educational institutions - stood him in good stead throughout, making it possible for him to acquire specially Occidental qualities like a sense of duty, punctuality, discipline, sobriety and the like, together with specially Oriental qualities of religiosity, calmness, patience, faith in God and men.Among the political posts held by him may be mentioned: Ambassador-Extraordinary and Minister-Plenipotentiary to the U.S.S.R. (1949-1952),Vice-President of India (twice: 1952-1956 and 1957-1962); and President ...more
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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in Tirutani on September 5, 1888 into a poor brahmin family. His father Sarvepalli Veeraswami was employed on a meagre salary in the zamindari. His mother's name was Sitamma. It was difficult for Radhakrishnan's father to educate him with a meagre income and a large family to take care of.
Radhakrishnan went through most of his education on scholarships. He initially went to school in Tirutani and then to the Lutheran Mission School in Tirupati for his high school. He joined the Voorhee's College in Vellore but switched to the Madras Christian College at the age of 17. He chose philosophy as his major and attained a B.A. and M.A. in the field. He was afraid that his M.A. thesis, "The Ethics of the Vedanta" would offend his philosophy professor, Dr. A.G. Hogg. Instead, Dr. Hogg commended Radhakrishnan on doing an excellent job. Radhakrishnan's M.A. thesis was published when he was only 20
Radhakrishnan was married to Sivakamuamma at the age of 16 whi ...more
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