‘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.
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Independence Activist, Reformer
Amartya SenAmartya Sen
03 November 1933
Economist & Philosopher

0371 BC

Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
05 September 1888
Confident, Ambitious

Ishwar Chandra VidyasagarIshwar Chandra Vidyasagar
26 September 1820
Social Reformer, Philosopher

Adi ShankaraAdi Shankara
0788 AD
Advaita Philosopher
Jiddu KrishnamurtiJiddu Krishnamurti
12 May 1895
Public Speaker & Philosopher

Ramana MaharshiRamana Maharshi
30 December 1879

0150 AD

Debendranath TagoreDebendranath Tagore
15 May 1817
Sir Syed Ahmad KhanSir Syed Ahmad Khan
17 October 1817
Founder of Aligarh Muslim University

Ram Mohan RoyRam Mohan Roy
22 May 1772
Philosopher, Social reformer
Syed Ahmad KhanSyed Ahmad Khan
17 October 1817
Judge, Philosopher, Knight, Lawyer

18 February 1836

Dayananda SaraswatiDayananda Saraswati
12 February 1824
Philosopher, Autobiographer

1017 AD
Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher

Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
24 February 1942
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,

Akka MahadeviAkka Mahadevi
M. N. RoyM. N. Roy
21 March 1887
Politician, Philosopher

Ramchandra GandhiRamchandra Gandhi
09 June 1937
Author, Philosopher, University teacher, Writer
Chinmayananda SaraswatiChinmayananda Saraswati
08 May 1916

Anandamayi MaAnandamayi Ma
30 April 1896

1380 AD

Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar
18 July 1919
Poet, Composer, Philosopher, Philanthropist,
Bagha JatinBagha Jatin
07 December 1879
Ashfaq AhmedAshfaq Ahmed
22 August 1925
Philosopher, Literary critic

Shibli NomaniShibli Nomani
03 June 1857

Prabhat Ranjan SarkarPrabhat Ranjan Sarkar
21 May 1921

Shishunala SharifShishunala Sharif
1819 AD
poet, teacher

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Helena RoerichHelena Roerich
12 February 1879
Russian writer

0902 AD

Swami SivanandaSwami Sivananda
08 September 1887
Spiritual & Yoga Teacher

E.M.S. NamboodiripadE.M.S. Namboodiripad
13 June 1909
Keshab Chunder SenKeshab Chunder Sen
19 November 1838

Rajneesh Chandra MohanRajneesh Chandra Mohan
11 December 1931