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Understanding Thoughts of Sri Aurobindo

 
Indrani Sanyal (Editor) Krishna Roy (Editor)
Synopsis Understanding Thoughts of Sri Aurobindo explores various dimensions of thoughts of Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) who is being respected as a patriot, nationalist, social reformer, educationist, historian, poet, visionary, Yogi and philosopher.  Sri Aurobindo is the interpreter of the Indian philosophical and spiritual tradition and one of the ablest exponents of this tradition dating back to the Vedas and the Upanisads.  Sri Aurobindo's emphasis on National Education, more in the cultural and spiritual sense, may provide an answer to the intellectual, moral and spiritual crisis.  This volume focuses upon the holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the thoughts of Sri Aurobindo, whose views and actions have left a lasting influence on the development of modern India.  Referring to his three major works, The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga and Savitri, as well as over thirty other works where he expounded his thoughts, the well-researched writings reveal the special features of his vision.  They focus on his integral approach to the concept of evolution, his notion of integral philosophy and his concept of integral Yoga.  The essays include an in-depth study of Sri Aurobindo's concept of man, of state, and views regarding uplift of humanity.  This book contains scholarly articles that seek to unravel the many dimensions of his thoughts.  Students, researchers and persons interested in Sri Aurobindo Studies will be immensely benefited from this volume.
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About the authors

Indrani Sanyal

Professor Indrani Sanyal teachers Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University since 1986.  Professor Sanyal is also the Director of the Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University.  She has published numerous articles and essays on her areas of interest which include ethics, especially Indian ethics, philosophy of Logic and Language, Metaphysics and Sri Aurobindo Studies.  Under the Indo-French Exchange Programme she visited Paris.  Her important publication includes On Essentialist Claims, and she has co-edited several anthologies.

Krishna Roy

Professor Krishna roy has recently retired from the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.  Professor Roy was one of the members of the Department of Philosophy under whose active interest the Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies has been set up at Jadavpur University.  Her areas of interest include Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hermeneutics, Social and Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo.  One of her important publications is Hermeneutics: East and West, and she has edited other important anthologies.  As a Fulbright Scholar, she was affiliated to Pennsylvania State University, USA, in 1995.

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Bibliographic information

Title Understanding Thoughts of Sri Aurobindo
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.07.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher D K Printworld
Language: English
isbn 8124604029
length viii+317p., Appendices; Index; 23cm.