Human society is struggling to emerge out of an order which is already played out. This is the time to discover a new formula, a new basis on which a healthy relationship between society and religion can be built. Religion should be able to identify with the current of modern demands of society and participate in its creative advance. The present situation calls for a search for a new religious paradigm endowed with a new spiritual vision a more harmonious and constructive interface between religion and society. Religion rightly conceived and properly practiced can bring about a change in the present social situation. In order to face the challenge of our technological era, religion will have to take stock of the extent of its preparedness to meet the needs of the present age.
Does this function is possible for an apparatus which is for a long time served as an efficient weapon for suppressing the majority? If it is possible what will be the role of Sankaradvaita in solving the new problems of the society irrespective of East or West? This book, Sankara Philosophy and the Role of Religion in Indian Society tries to raise this relevant question.