Coomaraswamy didn't write popular books but, as he intimated in a letter to a friend, wrote books for professors and specialists, those who undermined our sense of values in recent times, whose vaunted scholarship is so very superficial, I feel that the rectification of society and life must be at the reputed top and only so will find its way into schools and textbooks and encyclopedia’s. And yet one is not sure that any Indian university or Museum holds all or many of his writings, the kind of thing American Libraries specialize in. Any step in this direction would be a worthy centenary tribute to the memory of this incomparable scholar, a phenomenon in scholarship. Issuing a stamp is but a ritual, and not in the Coomaraswamy sense, because an outward rite must make for the birth of new man inside.
It is hoped that this volume marks the beginning of such an activity.
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