Multiculturalism: The Essence of Indian Culture, is an attempt to showcase Indian diversity and to unveil its robust foundation which enables diversity to flourish here. In the present age, when the world is steadily moving towards the twin concepts of 'global village' and 'global citizenship', Indian multiculturalism is a shining example, where communitarian view of life is imbibed in every single person. Diversity is revered in India, as is evident from the omnipresent spirit of accommodation and tolerance. Our Constitutional Rights, Democratic Ethics and above all our Spirituality are the guardians of this prized diversity. 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam' and 'Sarve Bhawantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Niramaya' are the basic principles of Indian cultural heritage, forming the soul of this work. Last but not the least, this book is also a tribute to our great spiritual leaders who have left their footprints on the sand of time, inspiring us to emulate their spirit of self-sacrifice.