The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff, and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet is titled “Role of Intellectuals in Public Life” authored by Prof. P. G. Mavalankar. The text is derived from a lecture delivered by the author. In the text, which includes very eloquent use of language, the author outlines the character and the role of an intellectual in the public sphere. The author makes use of different definitions given by different men, and from the different eras. He further highlights the deterioration of the public life in India and limiting the intellectual to performing of only a narrow set of roles. The author points out the importance of truth in the text. It is a treat for the reader.