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PHILOSOPHER

Nisargadatta Maharaj

1897 - 1981

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Nisargadatta Maharaj (17 April 1897 – 8 September 1981), born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, was an Indian guru of nondualism, belonging to the Inchagiri Sampradaya, a lineage of teachers from the Navnath Sampradaya and Lingayat Shaivism. The publication in 1973 of I Am That, an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman, brought him worldwide recognition and followers, especially from North America and Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nisargadatta Maharaj has received more than 593,637 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Nisargadatta Maharaj is the 696th most popular philosopher (up from 738th in 2019), the 240th most popular biography from India (down from 226th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Nisargadatta Maharaj ranks 696 out of 1,081Before him are Antonio Rosmini, Alvin Plantinga, Émile Boutroux, Jaakko Hintikka, Olaf Stapledon, and Jean-Marie Guyau. After him are Michael Walzer, Theophan Prokopovich, Frithjof Schuon, Volin, Salomon Maimon, and Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1897, Nisargadatta Maharaj ranks 108Before him are Tarjei Vesaas, Joseph Darnand, Olga Chekhova, Carl Oberg, Karol Świerczewski, and Eric Knight. After him are Vaso Čubrilović, Fazlollah Zahedi, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, Edmund Heines, Nima Yooshij, and Jesse Douglas. Among people deceased in 1981, Nisargadatta Maharaj ranks 68Before him are Gunichi Mikawa, Valeri Kharlamov, Albert Cohen, Lotte Reiniger, Kirill Kondrashin, and Yakov Pavlov. After him are Nelson Algren, D. R. Bendre, Ziaur Rahman, Giuseppe Pella, Ferruccio Parri, and Melvyn Douglas.

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In India

Among people born in India, Nisargadatta Maharaj ranks 240 out of 1,493Before him are Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910), Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856), Rani Durgavati (1524), Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana (1556), Feroze Gandhi (1912), and Parshvanatha (-872). After him are Zakir Naik (1965), Michael Radford (1946), D. R. Bendre (1896), Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642), Baji Rao I (1700), and Nizamuddin Auliya (1238).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In India

Among philosophers born in India, Nisargadatta Maharaj ranks 32Before him are Chandrakirti (600), Narayana Guru (1855), Dignāga (480), Eknath (1533), Thiruvalluvar (350), and Hemachandra (1089). After him are Sarada Devi (1853), Mahadev Govind Ranade (1842), Rishabhanatha (null), Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (1921), Debendranath Tagore (1817), and Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700).