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To Convince the Vernacular Reader-Moral Nature of Socio-PoIitical Questions

Moral Nature of Socio-PoIitical Questions Laltu Samaj Darshana (Hindi) by Satyapal Chandigarh, 1991; pp 164 + XV; Rs 40. IT is not an exaggeration to say that when an Indian writer writing in English becomes successful, her/his life changes and when someone writing in Bengali is successful, (s)he buys some books. How about writing in Hindi? The question is redundant because you are never successful writing in Hindi This is specially true for nonaction. Even periodicals with mostly commentaries on events and social processes find it difficult to survive, in spite of generous support from many individuals. Satyapal Gautam's scholarly effort in bringing to the reader in Hindi, a concise and yet fairly complete text of Samaj Darshana, is, most of all, a courageous attempt, That the book has already been reviewed rather positively, by intellectuals of the Hindi world, is an indication that the book deserves a wider notice and discussion.

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