The story of Indian philosophy is a long and difficult one, Daya Krishna asserts, and until many persons work on it, a clear picture cannot emerge. One must partake of the rasa and enjoy the debates that have taken place over 2,500 years. His own work offers us beginnings. As Mukund Lath … expreseed it, ‘Dayaji wanted to samvad to become a movement’. The task remains unfinished and needs to be taken forward.
From the Foreword by Shail Mayaram
… philosophy, as we know it, is becoming irrelevant; science has overtaken philosophy and left it far behind. Nevertheless, DK [Daya Krisha] believed that philosophy remains essential in the emerging ‘global world’, a world of atomic energy, genetic engineering, cloning, artificial intelligence and internet; a world in which ‘east’ and ‘west’ are no longer isolated… [A] world without philosophy was the focus of his concern; a world whose philosophers are in love with Plato and Descartes, Yajnyavalkya and Sankara, with the past, with ‘the wonder that was’, to the extent that they are deaf and blind or simply unaware of the consequences of the developments around them …
From the Introduction by Daniel Raveh