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Known to some as a revolutionary and political leader and to others as a yogi and spiritual guru, Sri Aurobindo was also an outstanding poet, literary critic, political and social theorist, and philosopher. In an attempt to understand this multifaceted genius in the totality of his contributions, this volume brings together essays by eminent scholars from diverse disciplines that critically assess his writings and their enduring relevance. Discussed prominently are the lasting importance of Aurobindo`s poetry and prose works and the continued applicability of his ideas on Indian culture and polity. Also evaluated in detail are the relations between Aurobindo`s thought and that of Indian and Western philosophers such as Shankaracharya and G.W.F. Hegel, as well as the depth of his spiritual ideas. Peter Heehs places these essays in context through his stimulating introduction, arguing that Aurobindo is not just a relic of historical interest but a figure of lasting importance and much contemporary relevance. Printed Pages: 338. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 84295
Inhaltsangabe: Sri Aurobindo, a revolutionary and political leader, was also known to many as a yogi and spiritual guru, an outstanding poet, literary critic, political and social theorist, philosopher, and spiritual thinker. Divided into four thematic sections--Poetry and Criticism, Political and Social Thought, Philosophical Thought, and Spiritual Thought--this volume corresponds roughly to the four main phases of his adult life. The essays written by prominent scholars across disciplines, use biographical and historical contextualization; cultural, social and political analysis; and critical evaluation to illuminate Aurobindo's works and contribution. Convinced that his writings are of more than historical interest, they show how men and women of the twenty-first century can use them to increase their understanding of contemporary literature, social science, philosophy and spirituality, and also, perhaps, to write better poems, design better societies, find better answers to the great questions of life, and pursue their spiritual goals in a more fulfilling way. This book looks beyond Aurobindo's textual sources to his vision of the future.
This book will interest scholars and students of Indian philosophy, religion, history, literature as well as those interested in prominent Indian thinkers of the twentieth century.
About the Author:
Peter Heehs is an independent scholar living in Pondicherry.
Titel: Situating Sri Aurobindo: A Reader
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Pr, 2013. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Wie neu leichte Lagerspuren - This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the various aspects of Sri Aurobindo's work as a poet, literary critic, political leader, social reformer, philosopher, and spiritual thinker. Bringing together essays by scholars across disciplines, it situates and evaluates his work and contribution within a larger framework. 315 pp. Deutsch. Artikel-Nr. INF1000911152