In this engaging and lucid book Dr Charles Irudayam articulates how Catholic social teaching as a source of inspiration for transformative action is relevant in the Indian context. The most interesting feature of this book is that with an open mind it seeks points of convergence between Catholic social thought, Amartya Sen’s capability approach and Hindu teaching on justice. Inviting readers to a profound awareness of our shared responsibility, the author reflects on a wide variety of themes like poverty, migration, human rights, etc. and offers a critical assessment of the social teaching of the bishops in India. This book is an essential reading material for both the students of Catholic Social Ethics and the teachers of theology.