V.S.Ravi is a distinguished and highly decorated IPS officer having served both the Government of AP and the Government of India, for 35 years. He retired in 1998. He is a grandson of the Late Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer, one of the Chief Architects of the Constitution of India.
Though a student of Physics, Ravi is one of the foremost authorities on Shakespeare in the country. He has also kept in touch with the latest developments in Science and Technology and has written five highly acclaimed books on Science
There are of course different versions of the same story, anyway, the main point in the parable was that each of the blind persons had attempted to describe the elephant on the basis of the evidence he could gather.
We need another and a wiser and perhaps mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, a man in civilisation surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion.