Even though Einstein had never visited India, it is a pleasant surprise to note that he had very close relations with several Indians and Indian culture. The shaping of this relation started with the Bose-Einstein equations when young scientist Satyendra Nath Bose described light particles through statistical models. Because of Einstein's involvement in political, humanitarian and academic projects across the world, his interaction with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and Jawaharlal Nehru was but natural. He had threadbare discussion with Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on the issues like beauty and faith. Einstein had high regards for Mahatma Gandhi and tried his path of Satya and Ahimsa. He had high expectations from Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and his philosophy of non alignment.
The Author has not only highlighted above points in the book but also explained his various theories and scientific works such as theory of light, relativity, fourth dimension, space-time relation, expanding universe etc. in a very interesting manner using simple words and examples. The Social philosophy of Einstein is still relevant and has been described quite effectively. The book will be immensely useful not only for students of science, but also for all those readers who like to know more about the life and works of Einstein.
—Nikhilesh Jha, IAS
Ministry of Science & Technology
Born on 12th Jan 1960, Vinod Kumar Mishra is an author of repute. In spite of facing an attack of polio at the age of three, he excelled in studies and went on to complete his B.E. in Electronics and Communication from the erstwhile University of IIT Roorkee in 1983. Thereafter he completed his MBA. He superannuated from Central Electronics Ltd. as Chief Manager.
He played a prominent role in welfare activities and has made considerable contribution to
the welfare of persons with disabilities. He was also instrumental in presenting the private member bill for the welfare of the handicapped in 1994. He authored about fifty books; of which seventeen are on disability related issues. Rest are on varied topics ranging from Science and technology to inventions and the like. He has also written script for 6 short films and made significant contribution in planning the NCERT syllabus for children with disabilities. He has been honoured with the President’s medal and eight other National level awards.