Dr. Ramendra

Biography

Dr. Ramendra (full name "Ramendra Nath") is presently working as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Patna College, Patna University, India; where he has been teaching for thirty years.

He is a double gold medalist and double research degree holder from Patna University. His Ph. D was on "The Ethical Philosophy of Bertrand Russell" and his D. Lit. Was on "M. N. Roy's New Humanism and Materialism". Both these works have been published as books.

Dr. Ramendra is the author of nearly thirty books and booklets in Hindi and English, including 'Why I am Not a Hindu', 'Is God Dead?, 'The Myth of Unity of all Religions' and 'Some Reflections on Ethics'. Besides, he has written hundreds of articles in newspapers, magazines and journals.

Dr. Ramendra (born 1957) is married to Dr. Kawaljeet Kaur since 1981. Dr. Ramendra, along with his wife, is the co-founder of Buddhiwadi Samaj (Rationalist Society) and Buddhiwadi Foundation, two internationally known organizations for promoting rationalism and humanism.

Dr. Ramendra's only daughter, Priya, is a software engineer and she works actively for the Buddhiwadi Foundation.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Most of the days, it is going to college, On Sundays, holidays and vacations, it is mostly for working on my book or writing articles.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a Hindi text-book on Practical Ethics to be published by Motilal Banarsidass, a leading publisher of philosophy text-books in India.
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Books

Some Reflections on Ethics
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Price: Free! Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
"The aim of a rational ethics should be to maximize freedom and avenues of happiness and to minimize avoidable suffering." In this highly thought provoking and stimulating book, the author, Dr. Ramendra, has briefly and critically discussed the ethical ideas of G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, Lokayat, Buddha, Epicurus and John Stuart Mill before expounding his own ideas in a logical manner.
The Myth of Unity of all Religions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
In a scholarly and logical discourse, full of authentic references to the basic beliefs of major religions of the world, the author, Dr. Ramendra, ably explodes what he calls "the myth of unity of all religions". "No two religions share all their fundamental beliefs. If they did, they would not have remained two separate religions."
Is God Dead?
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Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
"An overview of an influential book from one of India's deepest thinkers in Secular Humanism. Professor Ramendra presents clear reasons for rethinking the classical arguments for the existence of God." — The Secular Web. In a crisp, concise and fascinating discourse, the author has boldly advocated atheism on logical and moral grounds.
The Ethical Philosophy of Bertrand Russell
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Based on full length book of the same title. A critical exposition of the ethical philosophy of Bertrand Russell. Traces the development of Russell's ethical ideas from cognitivism (similar to G. E. Moore) to non-cognitivism (similar to A.J.Ayer).Concludes with author, Dr. Ramendra's critical comments on Russell's ethical ideas.(This is the second revised and expanded version of the ebook.)
Why I am Not a Hindu
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
Inspired by Bertrand Russell's "Why I Am Not a Christian", which the author, Dr. Ramendra admired, and M. K. Gandhi's "Why I Am a Hindu", with which he disagreed; the author explains why he is not a Hindu by conviction, though he is a Hindu by birth. "Why I Am Not a Hindu" has been published in print edition in 1993,1995 and 2011. It has been translated into Hindi, Oriya and Malayalam.

Dr. Ramendra’s tag cloud

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Smashwords book reviews by Dr. Ramendra

  • Smashwords Style Guide on April 14, 2011
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    Smashwords Style Guide is really smashing!! I followed it very closely and carefully to format my 'Why I am Not a Hindu' and I didn't get a single Auto Vetter error message on publishing it. Besides, it passed the EPUBCHECK in the very first attempt! So, naturally, I am celebrating and thanking Mark Coker for writing the Style Guide
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on April 21, 2011
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    I find the marketing guide useful. I have already implemented some of the tips. As Mark Coker says, the easier ones first.