… I am glad and proud to state that Surrogate Motherhood is indeed a research study of great quality and depth. It is a relevant and serious work, which courageously in a critical-analytical way undertakes the contemporary issue of surrogacy and its moral and ethical implications in the current reproductive tourism scenario of India. I express my sincere appreciation for the choice of a difficult subject in the Indian and global context. The originality and the rationale of the research can be seen from the fact that so far, no comparative study has been conducted on the morality of surrogacy from the Hindu-Catholic scriptural and moral point of view. In the study, Anil Mathew Mangattu strives to demonstrate how ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata and the Bible become the reference point for modern assisted reproductive technologies and the practice of surrogacy. The logic behind taking up these ancient texts as the point of departure is that these traditional texts have something original and innovative to contribute to our modern problem of infertility and the subsequent innovations of assisted reproductive technologies. It is the rationale that the sanctity and dignity of human life that Hindu-Catholic tradition commonly share and affirm, is the sacred ground in which a human life must be conceived and received.