This book is a great contribution to placing India in the world as she is worthy of. By selecting and going in depth to four of the looming historical peaks over two millennia of her past, this book shows the uniqueness of India's peace achievements for herself and for humankind. To the point that in present times, her peace vision deserves being a primal guiding light to the urgent long range transformation of the U.N Organization. This book is a valuable contribution to the peace history literature and defines India's place in the world.
Klaus Schlichtmann was born in Hamburg, Germany as the son of a medical practitioner in 1944. As a teenager he developed an interest in philosophy, comparative culture, Buddhism, the arts, literature and politics. He left Germany at the age of 18 and soon after started his Yatra to India, travelling overland through Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan. In 1992 he obtained a scholarship to go to Japan to work on his doctoral dissertation about Japanese pacifist diplomat and post-World War II Prime Minister Kijuro Shidehara (1872-1951) who is credited with having suggested the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution to General Douglas MacArthur in January 1946. He has published books and articles in German, English and Japanese.