Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy.
It is an intriguing name, the unfamiliar 'Kentish' nestling between the familiar
'Ananda' and 'Coomaraswamy'. It makes you wonder about the man's nationality. Was he a
swami? A sanyasi?
Doctor Ananda Coomaraswamy was an unusual man, an extraordinary man. He was a hermit as
well as a householder, or perhaps he was neither. As we say in Kannada 'Food did not break