In Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, who lives his life according to the Hindu religious tradition, I see a marvelous example of Hindu initiative to dialogue with Christians. Dr. Rambachan is aware of the significant evolution that the Hindu religious tradition has been undergoing. Though fundamentally different one from the other, Hindu and Christian religious traditions have much in common to engage in a fruitful dialogue for the benefit of both and especially for the common good of society, where these traditions are lived, especially in India. Dr. Rambachan challenges Christians to have an appreciation of Hinduism in order to overcome the present state of unease. Going beyond the general tendency to dwell on apparent analogies with facile irenicism, and avoiding superficial compromise, Dr. Anantanand Rambachan encourages friendship on a deeper level between Hindus and Christians, whose traditions, though different, could become occasions for mutual enrichment and engagement in creative dialogue for a peaceful and harmonious society. The book Pathways to Hindu-Christian Dialogue brings out emphatically an encouraging message for a fruitful Hindu-Christian dialogue.
Archbishop Felix Machado, Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, Vasai, India