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Kiren Rijiju unveils world's first philosophical novel on God

May 24, 2017 13:00 IST

Haulianlal GuiteKiren Rijiju, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, on 23 May 2017 unveiled a philosophical novel on God titled “Confessions of a dying mind: The blind faith of atheism,” in New Delhi.

The book, touted as world’s first philosophical novel on God, is penned by IAS officer Haulianlal Guite.

The book is published by a UK based Bloomsbury Publishing.

Haulianlal Guite, from Manipur, is hailed as the first civil servant to write on Philosophy after John Stuart Mill’s work titled “On Liberty” published in 1858.

What the book is about?

The book explores interesting arguments against atheism.

It looks into the nature of science, religion, evidence and love in light of latest findings of modern science and the solid theories in philosophy.

The book’s story revolves around an atheistic journalist, Albert Dyers, who undergoes a life transforming near-death experience.

The book is presented as a series of novelized discussions between Mr Dyers who is in a coma and experiencing the effects of a near-death experience and a mysterious Mr Walker.

Mr Walker is either a figment of his imagination, or a divine figure sent by some force unrevealed or a distillation of his own inner contemplations, to teach Mr Dyers the meaning of life and religion rest.

All the arguments and questions in the novel are presented through stories woven into the plotline of the novel itself.

The unveiled book is the first part of the three volumes.

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About Haulianlal Guite

Haulianlal Guite hails from Churachandpur district of Manipur.

He cleared the 2010 Civil Services Examination with an All India Rank of 33.

He holds a bachelors degree in Philosophy from St. Stephen College, University of Delhi.

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