Following a Prayer


Author: Sundar Sarukkai

9789395767125 | HC | pp. 240 | 2023 | Westland Tranquebar

Following a Prayer is an enchanting story about the perennial binaries of speech and silence, language and meaning, reason and faith.

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Where do prayers go? How do words mean? What connects language, sounds, music and human relationships? The spellbinding and beautiful story that unfolds in Following a Prayer springs from the limpid childlike curiosity of these elementary questions that have also provoked deep philosophical enquiries. Through this fictional narrative of three children and their enchanted world in rural Karnataka, a brilliant contemporary philosopher follows the experience of thinking to its simplest beginnings, tracing its intimate contact with speaking, acting and, above all, the movement of a search that keeps extending itself. This is a philosophical novel — not by presenting philosophical ideas in a novelistic setting but by showing us through the power of storytelling the space of convergence between thought and imagination.

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Sundar Sarukkai was Professor of Philosophy at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, India, until 2019. He was also the Founder-Director of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, and has worked primarily in the philosophy of natural and social sciences. He has been part of studies on Gandhian and other social organisations as well as philanthropic ones.


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