When a meeting with Ramana Maharshi inspired Somerset Maugham to explore Indian philosophy – Scroll.in

(This article originally appeared in Scroll.in on April 27, 2022)

  • For several decades, Hindu sage Ramana Maharishi’s ashram in the temple town of Tiruvanamalai in Tamil Nadu has been a magnet for people from around the world seeking spiritual solace and fulfilment. During his lifetime (1879-1950), the ashram was a lodestar that drew a fair share of successful Westerners. Among them once was Somerset Maugham…

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