"Prof M.V. Nadkarni, who founded the first academic department of ecological economics in India, has always exemplified this [a much broader field of enquiry into our environmental predicament] breadth of enquiry...
Coming to solutions, Nadkarni emphasizes that technology itself cannot solve the problem, unless there is a sea change in attitudes and values. He highlights the difference between shreya (true happiness) and preya (pleasure), and suggests that focusing on shreya will benefit not only the environment but also the rich themselves"
"This scholarly reflection is an important contribution to the relevance of Gandhi for contemporary ethics. By critically engaging with Hinduism, the book opens up new possibilities for rethinking ethics in the present Indian context and is unique in its ability to seamlessly bring together philosophy, Gandhian thought, economics and development."
- Prof.Sunder Sarukkai
Hinduism A Gandhian Perspective
“If someone were to ask me to name one contemporary book on Hinduism that is comprehensive without being pretentious,wide-ranging without being didactic, scholarly without being snooty, and all-encompassing without being doctrinaire, an obvious choice would be M.V.Nadkarni’s Hinduism: A Gandhian Perspective. ... To read this book is an education in itself. Gandhiji saw Hinduism as a river which permits fresh water streams to join it. Nadkarni provides such fresh water in abundance”.
- Shri M.V.Kamath
( Organiser ,August 31, 2008, p.13)
“ … In my many years of listening to people to talk on religion, dialogue and harmony, I was rarely as inspired and impressed as I was with your thoughts. … very balanced, insightful and lofty way of thinking and expression…. “- Prof. Ali Khwaja