Scholar, poet, political and revolutionary leader, philosopher and social theorist, yogi and spiritual leader, Sri Aurobindo (1872 - 1950) is one of the most important figures of twentieth-century India. This is a selection from his major works as well as letters and some lesser known pieces. It includes writings covering more than fifty years (1893 - 1950) of his life. There is also a general introduction giving an overview of Sri Aurobindo's life and works as well as extensive critical apparatus.
As the only collection of Sri Aurobindo's writings that gives a balanced coverage of the different phases and aspects of his concerns, this volume will interest students of Indian history, Philosophy and literature, as well as spiritual seekers.
About the Author:
Peter Heehs is an archivist at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives and Research Library, Pondicherry. A widely-published historian, his other books include The Bomb in Bengal: The Rise of Revolutionary Terrorism in India 1900 - 1910(OUP, 1993), Sri Aurobindo: A Brief Biography(OUP, 1989),India's Freedom Struggle 1857 - 1947(OUP, 1991) and Nationalism, Terrorism, Communalism(OUP, 1998).
Excerpts from Reviews
'A simple, yet wholesome approach to reading Sri Aurobindo.' - The Statesman
has dine a commendable job in presenting this anthology
(he) has dealt with a difficult subject with painstaking attention. The apparatus, notes, references and documentation are excellent.' - Indian Review of Books.
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