One rarely comes across creative contributions that emerge out of the objective analysis of life experiences, interest in serving others, coupled with ever-growing spiritual urge. ‘Panorama’ belongs to this category. Savor it, and be ready to marvel at the vast and wide expanse it covers. From individual to Industry, from innovators to illustrious achievers, from preachers to politicians, from bureaucracy to business; it makes the reader traverse through the last seven decades. It paints a vivid picture of, in what India gained, what it missed out. It contains revealing interactions with V.P. Singh, Ram Manohar Lohia, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, and Indira Gandhi. He studies Gandhi and Subhash in great depth and detail. The sensitivity of the author emerges very prominently when he talks
about Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Trailang Swami, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Dalai Lama; and also APJ Abdul Kalam. From Vedic mathematics to Mandukya Upanishad, from progress to politics, from development to defence, the author presents his understanding and interpretations with considerable ease for the benefit of the readers. One is often reminded of the pursuit of understanding the basic premise contained in ‘Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram; Truth, Beauty and Goodness’. The multi-dimensional coverage contained in the PANORAMA tells it all.
L.N. Jhunjhunwala learnt his mathematics at the feet of legendary Professor S.N. Bose, drifted to business and earned a great reputation, and profound success with exemplary dynamism and foresight. Economic endeavours could not diminish the intensity of his pursuits in social, cultural and educational dimensions. His ingenuity found ample scope in diverse sectors, but simultaneously, his interest in talent nurturing of the young consistently remains a lasting passion. From trekking in mountains to Tailang Swami, to Pawnar Ashram, from Manduka Upanishad to music, to the top politicians managing the country reveals a personality that strives hard to serve the national interests in the true Gandhian tradition. His initiatives in promoting Chess in India, establishing the Ramakrishna Vivekananda University are outcomes of the yearning to see Indian talent flourish globally. His vast and varied journey has blossomed in spirituality and sublime pursuits of life.