When Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the President of India, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday – September 5. He replied, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teachers’ Day.” And rightly so. Dr. Radhakrishnan was one of India’s most distinguished twentieth-century scholars, known for his critical study of Indian philosophy and religion, in addition to various academic accolades.
September 5th is, since then, observed as Teachers’ Day in India. We put together our favorite books about teachers. How many of these have you read? Continue reading