All the articles collected here were first published in the weekly review "Karmayogin" (1909-10), the last two being written by Sister Nivedita.
The first two articles appeared in No. 1, 19th June, 1909; the 3rd in No. 38, 26th March, 1909; the 4th in No. 2, 26th June, 1909; the 5th and the 10th in No. 5, 24th July, 1909; the 6th in No. 13, 18th September, 1909; the 7th in No. 33, 19th February, 1910; the 8th in No. 32, 12th February, 1910; the 9th in No. 34, 26th February, 1910; and the last two, which are by Sister Nivedita, in No. 36, 12th March, 1910.
Our aim will therefore be to help in building up India for the sake of humanity – this is the spirit of the Nationalism which we profess and follow. We say to humanity, “The time has come when you must take the great step and rise out of a material existence into the higher, deeper and wider life towards which humanity moves. The problems which have troubled mankind can only be solved by conquering the kingdom within.... For that work the freedom and greatness of India is essential, therefore she claims her destined freedom and greatness, and it is to the interest of all humanity, not excluding England, that she should wholly establish her claim.”
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