“Universally acclaimed as a pioneer in the field of national liberation in India, Swami Vivekananda was complex personality being a lover of humanity, a world teacher of religion, a great patriot, and a leader of the Indian people. Truly has he been regarded as a patriot-saint of modern India and an inspirer of her dormant consciousness, who instilled a freshness and vigour into it. He presented the rare combination of being patriot and a saint, in whom patriotism was deified into the highest saintship and loving service to fellow men into true worship.”

A. D. Pusalker (1905-1973)

Professor A. D. Pusalker was an Indologist and the Director and Curator, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Poona. He did his MA in Sanskrit and obtained his PhD on Bhàùà.

He contributed profusely to the field of Indology namely Puràõas and Ancient Indian history and Culture.

He wrote about 100 research papers and edited first two volumes of Cultural Heritage of India (1957-59) published from the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata. He was awarded a silver medal by the Asiatic Society of Bombay. The President of India awarded him certificate of Honour in 1971 in recognition of ‘his erudite Scholarship and enlightening contributions to Indological Studies’.

He has authored several books which include Eminent Indians, Indian Literature etc.