From 1936 to 1939, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University.
He was the leader of the Indian delegation to UNESCO during 1946-1952. From May 1962 to May 1967, he was the President of India.
«Sri Aurobindo, the seer, is a great example of the intellectual robustness of mystical souls, whom we approach not so much to partake of their intellectual subtleties as to receive the word of life. The serene elevation of his thought, the vast erudition which he veils with the height of superb art, the witness of his spirit to the life divine are brought out in his writings.
The central need of contemporary man is integration, the achievement of harmony within himself which will be reflected in his relations with the world. To usher in the reign of the integrated man is the main purpose of Sri Aurobindo’s life and teaching.»