THIRUMAN ARCHUNAN is an Engineer by qualification and profession. He currently works in a senior management position with the Government of India.
An avid reader, he has been passionate about thinking on a plethora of subjects in the fields of science, religion and philosophy. This, his first published work is the consequence of years of rumination and exploration on life’s fundamental issues concerning god, the mind and reason. His favourite subject is reason and he believes that it is necessary to conquer reason in order to understand both its strength and limitations. According to him, the one who subverts reason, as millions do so regularly, is less than a man however sacred he thinks or claims he may be; he says, to achieve a real enlightenment a man has to overcome the reason and not to overlook it.
never affects a man of conscience because he is already travelling with it”
“God is man’s cheapest invention”, suggests
the author and agent provocateur, Thiruman Archunan.
“Rituals are an unintelligent man’s way of managing his life,
they are useful but there is a limit.” he comments on the prevalence of rituals
in any culture.
From taunting age-old
practices that are followed blindly, evaluating the meaning of democracy to advocating
for women, the author has shared his carefully formulated thoughts on man,
woman, god and everything in between! In this enlightening book with ageless
and indispensible questions, the author seeks to speak to each reader on a
personal, individual level. The author is candid with readers on his
contentions - agree with, be outraged by him or simply rubbish his theories.
This is a good book to get those cerebral juices flowing!