The natural basis of equality is in human dignity, argues author Aqeel Ansari in his provocative new book, Idea of Equality. It gravitates toward the central theme of equality as the basis of human relationships, any and all. Concise and coherent in style, the book captures readers' attention as it challenges the nature and the end of contemporary civil societies, as they cannot establish harmony and deliver prosperity to all. Civil societies, by design, create winners and losers. The patriot competes in the secular arena to become prosperous; the faithful competes within and between religions in the sacred arena for salvation of soul. The book argues with reason and evidence that both the patriot and the faithful experience loss of balance and remain without dignity. Penetrating analysis lays the foundation of a new social order in the Society of Equals, empowering readers with wisdom of revealed knowledge to strive with dignity as equals.