A well know figure, Salil Gewali’s significantly philosophical write-ups command high appreciation of the readers of the Northeastern India. He started as a freelancer in the late 1980’s, his articles and letters which appear in several local and national newspapers are read with much awe and admiration. A post graduate in English Literature, Salil Gewali rose to fame for his excellent research-based book — entitled ‘Great minds on India’ that has already earned worldwide appreciation. The book, which was initially published in 1998 in the Xerox-format, was finally brought out in the printed form in 2009, entitled ‘Great minds on India’. It has also been translated into Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil and Nepali.
He has been recently awarded by a national organization ‘United Creative Writers’ Association’ besides the appreciation from the Meghalaya Government for his writing and social service. One of the prominent figures in the field of academy, he has written books for school students. His book ‘Great minds on INDIA?’ speaks volume about his concerns for the country and its culture and values. He shows immense amount of nationalist approach, patriotism and a deep reverence for the intellectual prowess of the ancient literature and their authors. For his intellectual refinement, Salil Gewali gives credit to the ancient scriptures such as Vedas, Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita besides the works of western scholars like Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Emerson, Carl Sagan, Alan Watts and Aldous Huxley. He says great minds like Voltaire, T.S. Eliot, Friedrich Hegel, Julius Robert Oppenheimer (father of Atomic Bomb), Emerson, Thoreau, Erwin Schrodinger (father of Quantum mechanics), Mark Twain and so on had drawn sufficient intellectual nourishment from Indian ancient literature, the facts which are hardly know to the general masses in India. For more visit: http://divine99.