Popularly known as "Rajaji," C. Rajagopalachari, the first Indian Governor General of India, was an ardent patriot, a pioneering social reformer, incisive thinker, profound scholar and author. He was also an eminent statesman and able administrator. Rajaji was an accomplished writer both in his mother tongue Tamil and English. He personified the ideal of simple living and high thinking. He wrote books on the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, Socrates, and Marcus Aurelius in English. Rajaji often regarded his literary works as the best service he had rendered to the people. The Bhagwad Gita is one of the most authoritative sources of Hindu doctrine and ethics, and is accepted as such by Hindus of all denominations. A study of even selections from it, strengthened by earnest meditation, will enable young men and women to understand the religion of our fathers, which is the background of all the noble philosophy, art, literature and civilization that we have inherited. The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of the Brahmanical concept of Dharma, theistic Bhakti, the yogic ideals of Moksha through jnana, bhakti, karma, and Raja Yoga and Samkhya philosophy.