Since times immemorial, India has been synonymous with spiritual knowledge and people have been drawn to her sacred land.
Some were philosophers, poets, writers, historians, scientists, and travelers. Some came to India; others read translations
about her rich and imaginative literature and felt genuine enthusiasm for her. The fourth Caliph in the 7th century is reported
to have said - The land where books were first written and from where wisdom and knowledge sprang is India. Despite the wars
and imperialism, ancient India's spiritual influence and wisdom has had considerable impact on the West, especially on its
imagination, science, and literature: English Romantic poetry in particular.