Navin Doshi is an aerospace engineer, trader in financial asset management and philosophical thinker. In 1958 Doshi came to the United States and pursued postgraduate studies in engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and at UCLA. During his career as an aerospace engineer, he was the recipient of several NASA awards and US patents. In 1999, Navin and his wife, Pratima, endowed the Doshi Chair of Indian Studies in the Department of History at UCLA. The Doshis have also endowed a professorship at the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, which administers the annual Doshi Bridge Builder Award. In 2008, Doshi founded Nalanda International, a non-profit organisation for promoting excellence and research in Indic Studies. Recipient of numerous honours in India and USA, Doshi is the author of the book Transcendence: Saving Us from Ourselves (Ithaca Press, 2009). Doshi’s numerous articles on investment, economics, and philosophy have been published in various periodicals and are posted at www.nalandainternational.org.