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Saturday, April 18, 2009

J. Kepler attempts a nuanced reading sympathetic to the sentiments of some of the aggrieved

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Introduction Reviews Selected reviews of The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs.
Academic Reviews Reviews of The Lives of Sri Aurobindo published in academic journals. Read more...
Signed Reviews at Amazon This section contains all signed (Real Name) reviews of The Lives of Sri Aurobindo at Amazon (as of April 11, 2009). Read more...
A Discerning Tribute Part 1 (of 2) of a review of The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Marcel Kvassay, originally published in AntiMatters 3 (1), 2009, pp 117–136. Read more...
Against the Grain and with the Grain While eschewing the colorful hyperboles of "Mahakali's wrath"–mongers, this review by J. Kepler attempts a nuanced reading sympathetic to the sentiments some of the aggrieved. Read more...
A Journey from the Human to the Perfect Fran├žois Gautier reviews The Lives of Sri Aurobindo. Read more...
Review in EnlightenNext The Lives of Sri Aurobindo reviewed by Ellen Daly for EnlightenNext magazine (USA), Fall/Winter 2008. Read more...
Review in Auroville Today The Lives of Sri Aurobindo reviewed by Alan for Auroville Today. Read more...

Review by RY Deshpande (with a Response by Debashish Banerji)
The Lives of Sri Aurobindo — a Controversial Biography by R.Y. Deshpande
Peter Heehs's Lives of Sri Aurobindo is a recent arrival in the thriving genre of biographies and professes itself to be founded on researched material. It essentially treats the subject as a human person, one in our nature, and not really as an exceptional yogi or a spiritual stalwart, and in the least as an incarnate. The book has been recently published by the Columbia University Press and appears to be rough on the sentiments of the devotees of the Mother and the Master. The author claims himself to be a meticulous professional historian and wants to present the life, howsoever remarkable it be, strictly as it should emerge from the documentary material. Read more...

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