UK Prime Minister labels Hindu encyclopaedia as ‘great contribution to humanity’

278848-david-cameron-afpBritish Prime Minister David Cameron termed the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism as a ‘great contribution to humanity’, adding that he is going to make use of this compilation. 

“This encyclopaedia is a great contribution to humanity. I love the saying, ‘Let all noble thoughts come from all directions’. I am going to use this. This is beautiful,” said Prime Minister Cameron, while launching the encyclopaedia here on Monday.

The event, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, witnessed the launch of the 11-volume Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, which has been produced by the India Heritage Research Foundation.

The encyclopaedia includes essays by more than 1000 scholars from around the world and is a compendium of thousands of years of history, science, art, architecture, polity, religion, philosophy and culture. Further, the encyclopaedia also covers of the role of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism in the culture, civilization and history of India.