About the Author Born at Wankaner, a town in the Saurastra region of the Gujarat State, in a Jaina family on Dec. 12, 1917. He took graduation in Economics and Law from the University of Bombay in the years 1939 and 1941, and started legal practice in Western India States Agency and State Courts. Established a sound practice on the constitutional and Civil sides in the High Court of Saurastra.
Took active part in labour movements, and was one of the founder members of the Indian Socialist Party in Saurastra led by the leaders like Shri Jayprakash Narayan, Achyut Patwardhan, Ram Manohar Lohiya and others with whom he had personal contacts.
Joined Judicial service during the course of which he served in various capacities as Dist. & Sess. Judge, Judicial Member of All India Income Tax Appellate Tribunal and as a Judge of the Gujrat High-Court in the year 1969. In 1976 he was transferred as a Judge to the High Court of H. P. at Simla where in the year 1978 he became the Chief Justice of that High-Court from which post, he retired on 12-12-79, and started legal practice in the Supreme Court at Delhi as a Senior Advocate which is continued till this date. He lead the official and non-official judicial inquiry commissions in Gujrat, Assam and Bihar.
Though law is the subject of his professional interest, his real interest lies in the study of philosophy, metaphysics and comparative religion. Having been greatly impressed by Marxian Dialectics during his academic career, his thinking was shaped and oriented by the writings of Swami Viveka nandji and Mahatma Gandhiji. His interest in Jaina philosophy deepened by the writings of Shrimad iRajchandraji, and Shri Rajneeshji. Seeing the perfectly logical and rational approach of Jaina philosophy he was induced to express some fundamental principles of Jainism in this book
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