Dr. Saad Ismail engages Prof. Seyyed Hossein Nasr on how best to approach Hindu-Muslim dialogue in a manner that is both academically rigorous as well as spiritually cognizant of the wisdom of these rich traditions. Prof. Nasr has long maintained close ties as well as deep engagement with Indian thinkers, spiritual gurus, religious leaders from Jawaharlal Nehru to the Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram to his present-day students, themselves leading scholars in the field of Sanskrit and Persian, unearthing lost treasures of the Hindu-Muslim intellectual encounter in the subcontinent.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr is university professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Author of over fifty books, Professor Nasr is a well-known and highly respected intellectual figure both in the West and in the Islamic world. He was born in Tehran, raised from the age of twelve in the United States, and is a graduate of MIT and Harvard University.