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Dr.ANANDA K.COOMARASWAMY

The Attraction of India

Ananda Coomaraswamy joined the University of London in 1909. He elected to study Geology and Natural Sciences in college. But his soul was drawn towards India and her culture and art. Even in his clothes he wanted to look Indian. Though he had to wear western clothes he wore on his forehead sandal paste with a kumkum mark on it.

His love for India and her culture grew. Perhaps because his Indian father’s blood ran in his veins the study of the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata increased his devotion and reverence towards India. As his mind and intellect grew and matured he became a devotee of Indian culture. The hallmark of Indian culture, simple living and high thinking was stamped on his personality.

His co-evals found the dark-skinned and grave Coomaraswamy strange, but they regarded him with respect. He was a brilliant student. Even during the afternoon hours of leisure in the college he was engrossed in his favourite subject in the library.


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