This excellent well written book fulfils it's claim to achieve as it's subtitle says, Bridging the philosphies of East and West. In this detailed study the author succintly pinpoints,in Thoreau's writings how the American Transcendantalists,of which Thoreau,along with his famous mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson,were all greatly influenced by the Hindu scriptures,particularly the Bhagavadgita and the Principal Upanishads. Henry Thoreau in Walden wrote directly of his great debt to Vedic thought.
Sundara Bharadwaj Ph.D.,after a teaching career spanning twenty five years,is a researcher,freelance writer,consultant Professor and guest lectureer in Soft Skills to various colleges.. His research articles have been published in national and international journals.
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