N.SRI RAM (1889-1973) was international President of the Theosophical Society for twenty years. Before that he assisted Dr Annie Besant in editing her New India, a daily newspaper which was influential in the struggle for India's freedom. He was also closely associated with her social, political and educational activities. Mr Sri Ram brings to his writing a background of Eastern wisdom cobined with a keen awareness of modern thought and knowledge, as well as a sensitive understanding of human problems. His special felicity of style enables him to convey profound ideas in a lucid and absorbing manner.