‘As long as I live, so long do I learn’ a famous quote by Indian philosopher, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa aptly defines Indian philosophy. India has a deep-embedded history of culture and traditions. The country has been home to many prominent men and women who have shaped much of the ideologies and beliefs that Indians today live on. These men and women have been the country’s most outright thinkers and philosophers whose main aim was to bring world peace, humanity and equality in the animosity-driven times. Indian revolutionary and philosopher Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence movement and ahimsa were a standing example for the world to follow. Through his pacifism, he not just helped the country gain independence but showed the world that battles needed no battleground or bloodshed. They could be won peacefully as well. When Swami Vivekananda introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893, by starting his speech with ‘Brothers and sisters of America’ he revamped the way the world looked at Hindus and Hinduism. He was a key figure in introducing Indian philosophy of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world. Other eminent Indian philosophers include Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Chanakya, Sri Aurobindo, Gautam Buddha, Ramanuja, and so on. Check out this section to get detailed information about Indian philosophers, their life and their works.
Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
03 September 1957
Yoga Guru
Jiddu KrishnamurtiJiddu Krishnamurti
12 May 1895
Public Speaker & Philosopher

Amartya SenAmartya Sen
03 November 1933
Economist & Philosopher

Sir Syed Ahmad KhanSir Syed Ahmad Khan
17 October 1817
Founder of Aligarh Muslim University

Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
05 September 1888
Confident, Ambitious

ChanakyaChanakya
0371 BC
Philosopher
Adi ShankaraAdi Shankara
0788 AD
Advaita Philosopher

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Independence Activist, Reformer

Ishwar Chandra VidyasagarIshwar Chandra Vidyasagar
26 September 1820
Social Reformer, Philosopher
Ramana MaharshiRamana Maharshi
30 December 1879
Philosopher

NagarjunaNagarjuna
0150 AD
Philosopher
M. N. RoyM. N. Roy
22 March 1887
Indian Revolutionary

Debendranath TagoreDebendranath Tagore
15 May 1817
Philosopher

Rajneesh Chandra MohanRajneesh Chandra Mohan
11 December 1931
 

RamakrishnaRamakrishna
18 February 1836
Philosopher

VyasaVyasa
Author
Dayananda SaraswatiDayananda Saraswati
12 February 1824
Philosopher, Autobiographer

Abul A'la MaududiAbul A'la Maududi
25 September 1903
Philosopher

RamanujaRamanuja
1017 AD
Philosopher

JnanadevaJnanadeva
1275 AD
Poet
BasavaBasava
1105 AD
Hindu religious leader

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
TiruvalluvarTiruvalluvar
Poet

Shah Waliullah DehlawiShah Waliullah Dehlawi
21 February 1703
Muslim Scholar

PampaPampa
0902 AD
Poet
E.M.S. NamboodiripadE.M.S. Namboodiripad
13 June 1909
Politician

Shaykh Aḥmad SirhindīShaykh Aḥmad Sirhindī
26 June 1564
Islamic scholar
MadhvacharyaMadhvacharya
1238 AD
Philosopher

Ramchandra GandhiRamchandra Gandhi
09 June 1937
Author, Philosopher, University teacher, Writer

Pandurang Shastri AthavalePandurang Shastri Athavale
19 October 1920
Philosopher
Swami SivanandaSwami Sivananda
08 September 1887
Spiritual & Yoga Teacher

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Akka MahadeviAkka Mahadevi
 
Anandamayi MaAnandamayi Ma
30 April 1896
Philosopher

Ashfaq AhmedAshfaq Ahmed
22 August 1925
Philosopher, Literary critic

Chinmayananda SaraswatiChinmayananda Saraswati
08 May 1916
Philosopher

Keshab Chunder SenKeshab Chunder Sen
19 November 1838
Philosopher
RamanandaRamananda
1380 AD
Poet
Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar
18 July 1919
Poet, Composer, Philosopher, Philanthropist,

Bagha JatinBagha Jatin
07 December 1879
Philosopher

YajnavalkyaYajnavalkya
Philosopher

Shibli NomaniShibli Nomani
03 June 1857
Philosopher
AbhinavaguptaAbhinavagupta
0950 AD
Philosopher

VallabhaVallabha
27 April 1479
Philosopher

Shishunala SharifShishunala Sharif
1819 AD
poet, teacher

AśvaghoṣaAśvaghoṣa
0080 AD
Philosopher

VidyaranyaVidyaranya
 
Prabhat Ranjan SarkarPrabhat Ranjan Sarkar
21 May 1921
Philosopher

Vedanta DesikaVedanta Desika
1267 AD
Religious leader
ShridharaShridhara
0870 AD
Mathematician

Ram Singh KukaRam Singh Kuka
03 February 1816
Philosopher

Dadu DayalDadu Dayal
1544 AD
Hindu saint
BuddhaghosaBuddhaghosa
Buddhist scholar

DharmakirtiDharmakirti
Philosopher
Helena RoerichHelena Roerich
12 February 1879
Russian writer

Kumārila BhaṭṭaKumārila Bhaṭṭa
Philosopher

DignāgaDignāga
0480 AD
Scholar

ŚāntirakṣitaŚāntirakṣita
0725 AD
Philosopher

Surendranath DasguptaSurendranath Dasgupta
30 September 1887
Scholar
ŚrīharshaŚrīharsha
Poet

UdayanaUdayana
Logician

NimbarkaNimbarka
0620 AD
Philosopher

Raghavan N. IyerRaghavan N. Iyer
10 March 1930
Philosopher
ParamārthaParamārtha
0499 AD
Buddhist missionary and translator

BhāvivekaBhāviveka
0500 AD
Philosopher
Raghunatha ShiromaniRaghunatha Shiromani
1477 AD
Philosopher

BuddhapālitaBuddhapālita
0470 AD
Buddhist scholar

PatanjaliPatanjali
Hindu author, mystic, and philosopher