K.D. Sethna (1904-2011): Named Aml Kiran by Sri Aurobindo, like many Sadhak intellectuals found his true self in the Ashram at Pondicherry. He pioneered research in Several areas and out of his endless list emerged Aryan invasion theory and Ancient Inidan history, Blake and Shakespeare studies, Christology, comparative Mythology, Indian systems of yoga, international affairs, Overhead Poetry, Hellenic literature and culture, philosophy, mysticism, spiritual and scientific thought, modern physics and biology. He touched almost all the fields available on Planet Earth and they all gleamed with his light. A scholar extraordinary he edited Mother India. Author of several book, both creative and critical, he inspired many to take up to creative writing.
P. Raja has 32 books for adults and 8 books for children in English and 14 books in Tamil to his credit. Apart from contributing special articles to Encyclopedia of Tamil Literature in English, and to several other edited volumes, he has also written scripts for Television. He was General Council Member of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi representing Pondicherry University. He is the Editor of Transfire, a literary quarterly devoted to translations.
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