Much has been written by and about Satish Kumar—peace pilgrim, co-founder of Schumacher College, and longtime editor of Resurgence magazine.
A monk at the age of nine, and now a world-renowned environmental activist with Honorary Doctorates from five UK universities, Satish Kumar has been working to realize Mahatama Gandhi’s vision of a peaceful, sustainable world for much of his life.
This new volume gives readers the chance to listen in on a 30-hour ‘longform conversation’ with Satish—a conversation where his interviewers draw out his experiences, reflections and insights. They question his political and philosophical thinking, invite him to revisit strongly held positions and, through the conversation, seek to cast new light on the man and his multiple perspectives on the world.
Forewords by Charles Eisenstein and Arun Maira place his life and work in context and the conversation challenges him on many aspects of the purpose of life; the spiritual path and daily life; education, sustainability and economic growth; and health, aesthetics and beauty, amongst other subjects.
For anyone who wants to understand Satish Kumar—the man, his beliefs and his work in depth—this is the place to start.