G.K. Sasidharan has held positions in educational institutions as lecturer, postgraduate professor, principal, pro-vice-chancellor and vice-chancellor. He has published many papers on cosmology and astrophysics, and is a regular writer on scientific topics in journals and periodicals. He is the architect of the astronomical observatory on the Calicut University campus and was instrumental in the introduction of compulsory social service (CSS) as part of the curriculum in university and colleges. Sasidharan visited colleges in various states in the country as chairman of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team. He is the founder president of the All Kerala Astrosciences Society (AKAS). He has also authored widely accepted bestsellers. His books have been translated into many languages by eminent academicians and he is also the recipient of many awards.
Sree Narayana Guru (1855-1928) was a spiritual leader and social reformer who led powerful movements to promote social equality. Not Many, But One brings together his work in two rich volumes of translation and interpretation, pieced together for a modern readership. In Volume 1, we see Sree Narayana Guru's philosophy of Advaita. He foresees the potential and the need for a new approach to science and technology. As a result, he discovered new dimensions of Advaita and revived it in a manner that suited the most sophisticated developments in physics and modern cosmology. This volume is a study of the works and teachings of Sree Narayana Guru on a spiritual and scientific footing. In his work, one can see a deep-rooted correlation of Advaita and quantum cosmology. The translations, explanations and commentary given are simple and conceivable by ordinary readers who may not be well equipped to grasp the complexities of the intuitional spiritual findings of Advaita and hypothetic conclusions of quantum physics-but without compromising on the authenticity of the works. Vedic philosophers, physicists, cosmologists and enthusiasts of science and spirituality will appreciate this enterprising effort-though with limitations-in bringing closer two hitherto uncompromising schools of thought. The devotees of Sree Narayana Guru will find an opportunity to delve deeper into his work.