Category Archives: P.R. Sarkar

Locating Sarkar: Economy, Epistemology, and Social Theory

From Sohail Inayatullah's Situating Sarkar: Tantra, Macrohistory and Alternative Futures (Gurukul Publications 1999).

Finding Sarkar’s works exemplary because of his ability to resolve classical economic, epistemological and social contradictions, in this essay, we locate the works of P.R. Sarkar within a range of discursive schemes, and, at the same time, I attempt to reveal the problems that are inherent in …

Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar’s Social Cycles, World Unity and Peace

Renaissance 2000 Honoring Sarkar’s 75th Anniversary

By Johan Galtung, dr hc mult, Professor of Peace Studies;
Universitaet Witten/Herdecke, European Peace University,
Universitetet i Tromsoe; Director, TRANSCEND: A Peace Network

We are honoring a great thinker and a great practitioner. I have chosen to honor him as a great macro-historian, focusing on his theory of social cycles and their implications for …

A Brief Assessment of Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar’s Work

Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar was a philosopher, social reformer, and spiritual teacher dedicated to the task of planetary transformation. Through his actions and teachings he inspired people to develop themselves to their fullest, and to assume greater responsibility for humanity’s welfare.

Sarkar was a renaissance man, multi-faceted in his talents. His diverse achievements invite comparisons with a wide range of …

Socio-economic Teachings of Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar

The central message of PROUT is that it must free human beings from mundane problems so that all will have increasing opportunities for intellectual and spiritual liberation. Shortly before his departure Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar observed, "Economics today is a theoretical extravaganza. It should be made more practical." He was of the view that economics must be a precise, practical …

PROUT and Its Propounder

It is a tragic order of nature that whenever a great leader comes to serve human society then and there he is opposed, criticized, humiliated, tortured, arrested, convicted and even put to death. P.R. Sarkar was not spared either but had to face the onslaught stages against him by vested interests.

Sarkar became controversial and the target of attacks from …