Weekend Book sale - 25% + 10% off on all Books

Sri Aurobindo - The Smiling Master

Description Read Full Description
Publishers' Note Since the passing of Sri Aurobindo in 1950 many research Publications have seen the light of day dealing with various aspects of Sri Aurobindo's life-work and teachings. But to our knowledge no book has so far been published exclusively devoted to the study of Sri Aurobindo's humorous writings. the present book hopes to break new ground in this particular field. Apropos of Nirodbaran's Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo he Mother had once remarked: "Thanks to Nirod, we have a...
Publishers' Note

Since the passing of Sri Aurobindo in 1950 many research Publications have seen the light of day dealing with various aspects of Sri Aurobindo's life-work and teachings. But to our knowledge no book has so far been published exclusively devoted to the study of Sri Aurobindo's humorous writings. the present book hopes to break new ground in this particular field.

Apropos of Nirodbaran's Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo he Mother had once remarked: "Thanks to Nirod, we have a revelation of an altogether unknown side of what Sri Aurobindo was. It is extremely interesting and very instructive." It is the fond and humble hope of the writer of the present work that the readers will find in its pages another not so well-known but lovable side of the Master's personality revealed in ample measure, To our happy surprise we shall meet here "not the Sri Aurobindo of Himalayan grandeur and aloofness, but the modern Shakespeare of spiritual sublimity and jollity".

This is a book on humour. But, as Prof. Stephen Leacock has pointed out, "Articles and books on humour are apt to resolve themselves into a series of jokes and stories, or to take on all the appalling dullness of undiluted theory." In the present work the author has tried to strike a happy mean. Hence the sub-title, "Sri Aurobindo's Humour: An Analysis and an Anthology". The book does not reduce itself to the task of a bare 'assembling' of jokes and witty remarks made by Sri Aurobindo nor does it degenerate into an unmitigated theorising. This is avowedly a book of research analysis, an analysis of The canons and principles and art of humour; but, in each case, appropriate examples have been immediately cited to illustrate the principle discussed, followed by a full quota of Sri Aurobindo's humorous passages belonging to the genre in Question. The author has followed this procedure because he as felt that a suitable example clearly showing what is meant is worth a full page of theory.

While writing this book, the author has consulted, apart from all the published works of Sri Aurobindo, scores of other precious books written either by the disciples of the Master or by other scholars. An immense amount of help has been received from the books of three among the most intimate disciples of Sri Aurobindo: Nirodbaran, Amal Kiran and Dilip Kumar. Gratitude towards all of them.

For the writing of this book the two following treatises have been extensively consulted and freely drawn on:

1. Humour and Humanity By Prof. Stephen Leacock; and 2. A Book 0/ Famous Wits By Prof. Walter Jerrold. The copies of the two books available with the writer are indeed very old and the title-pages are missing. Hence the author fails to locate the names of the publishers or the respective copyright- holders. However, the author of the present work on Sri Aurobindo's humour acknowledges with gratitude the profound insights he has gained from a careful perusal of the two books.

One last word and we have come to the end of our Note. Every hour of the three months the author has spent on the composition of the present work, he has constantly basked in the heart-warming mellow sunshine of Sri Aurobindo's humour. He has felt with wonder how close and intimate Sri Aurobindo is even to us, the ordinary dwarfs, and how great is the sympathetic understanding he bears towards us, the mortals of clay!

The author will feel immeasurably rewarded if the readers going through the pages of this book experience even a little of the benign and benevolent Presence Sri Aurobindo is.

Contents

The Publishers' Note
Sri Aurobindo and Humour1
Humour as an Art21
On the Disciples' Humour66
Sri Aurobindo's Humour: An Analysis88
On Matters "Medical"117
On Matters "Logical"142
Humour on Matters "Literary"177
The Poet-Maker's Humour200
Sri Aurobindo's Humour in Verse227
Humour in Sri Aurobindo's Plays 240
Sri Aurobindo's Humour of Situation and Character273
Sri Aurobindo's Wit296
Sri Aurobindo's Humour-Miscellany318
Sri Aurobindo's Humourous Titbits355
Sri Aurobindo's Satirical Humour371
Sri Aurobindo's Humour of Compassionate Understanding391
The Smiling Master418
Bibliography and References439
Sample Pages





















Item Code: NAL519 Author: Jugal Kishore Mukherjee Cover: Paperback Edition: 1995 Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry ISBN: 817058454X Language: English Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 450 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 445 gms
Price: $25.00
Today's Deal: $22.50
Discounted: $16.88
Shipping Free
Viewed 2843 times since 11th Nov, 2018
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Sri Aurobindo - The Smiling Master (Language and Literature | Books)

Collected Poem of Nirodbaran with Sri Aurobindo's Comments and Corrections (Set of 2 Volumes)
Among the Great: Conversations with Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Romain Rolland, Bertrand Russell
Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo: Tales of Prison Life
अपने विषय में: Sri Aurobindo on Himself
Talks with Sri Aurobindo (Set of 2 Volumes)
Sri Aurobindo's Humour
Sri Aurobindo Letters on Poetry, Literature and Art
Situating Sri Aurobindo (A Reader)
Homer and the Iliad Sri Aurobindo and Ilion
Uttara Yogi: A Novel Based on the Life of Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo and His Contemporary Thinkers
Sri Aurobindo: A Collection Of Seminar Papers
Sri Aurobindo and Sanskrit
Testimonials
Nice collections. Prompt service.
Kris, USA
Thank-you for the increased discounts this holiday season. I wanted to take a moment to let you know you have a phenomenal collection of books on Indian Philosophy, Tantra and Yoga and commend you and the entire staff at Exotic India for showcasing the best of what our ancient civilization has to offer to the world.
Praveen
I don't know how Exotic India does it but they are amazing. Whenever I need a book this is the first place I shop. The best part is they are quick with the shipping. As always thank you!!!
Shyam Maharaj
Great selection. Thank you.
William, USA
appreciate being able to get this hard to find book from this great company Exotic India.
Mohan, USA
Both Om bracelets are amazing. Thanks again !!!
Fotis, Greece
Thank you for your wonderful website.
Jan, USA
Awesome collection! Certainly will recommend this site to friends and relatives. Appreciate quick delivery.
Sunil, UAE
Thank you so much, I'm honoured and grateful to receive such a beautiful piece of art of Lakshmi. Please congratulate the artist for his incredible artwork. Looking forward to receiving her on Haida Gwaii, Canada. I live on an island, surrounded by water, and feel Lakshmi's present all around me.
Kiki, Canada
Nice package, same as in Picture very clean written and understandable, I just want to say Thank you Exotic India Jai Hind.
Jeewan, USA