Eternal Ganges Press (EG) was established on 19 June 1991, with a vision to make the writings of author Daisaku Ikeda available to readers throughout India. A small, dedicated team of volunteers worked hard to actualise this objective.

Based on the premise of respect for the dignity of life—for both self and other—the publications bring together ideas and perspectives of world leaders and luminaries from the fields of music, art, literature, politics and more, towards the common goal of peace and happiness for all.

Aimed at transforming lives, the books and periodicals deal with common concerns like health, relationships, children, family and the dilemmas facing youth. EG also publishes books and dialogues that focus on the life philosophy of Nichiren Daishonin. Based on the belief that an empowered individual will be spurred to action, the content of each publication creates hope and motivates people to tap into the wisdom, compassion and courage they inherently possess.

In the 24 years since its inception, the organisation has steadily grown to into a thriving publishing house with 22 partners across various cities in India. Driven by the desire to make reading of the highest calibre available to as many as possible, Eternal Ganges’ publications combine quality and affordability so that none are excluded from the pleasure of reading.

Endeavouring to provide quick responses to its audience as well ensure growing reader interest, the editorial and design teams of Eternal Ganges whole-heartedly strive to give their all to each publication right from the first periodical title, Value Creation Times, till now, with over 200 books on the shelves.

About Daisaku Ikeda

Daisaku Ikeda is the president of Soka Gakkai International, a humanistic movement dedicated to fostering peace, culture and education. The SGI promotes a philosophy of individual empowerment and social engagement for peace.

President Ikeda is the founder of the Soka (value creation) school system, which is based on an ideal of fostering each student's unique creative potential and cultivating an ethic of peace, social contribution and global consciousness. He has also founded a number of cultural and peace research institutions around the world. A staunch proponent of dialogue as the foundation of peace, he has since the 1970s, pursued dialogues with a wide range of individuals from political, cultural, educational and academic fields the world over. Over 50 of these have been published in book form, with people such as Arnold Toynbee, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elise Boulding, Joseph Rotblat, Aurelio Peccei, Linus Pauling, Hazel Henderson and Prof. MS Swaminathan.

President Ikeda has also been a continuing source of inspiration for the SGI's global grassroots activities in areas such as human rights protection, nuclear abolition, disarmament, sustainable development and cultural exchange. A strong upholder of Gandhiji’s philosophy of nonviolence, he has on one of his visits to India, also delivered the Fourth Gandhi Memorial Lecture, ‘Towards a World Without War: Gandhism and the Modern World’. In his personal reflections on Gandhism, Ikeda focused on four aspects—Gandhi’s optimism, his activism, his populism and the holistic nature of his vision.

A prolific writer and poet, President Ikeda is author of more than 150 works which range from philosophical treatises to children’s books, as well as essays on numerous subjects and poetry. His best known work, the multivolume The Human Revolution, is a novelised historical account of the development and growth of the Soka Gakkai.