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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Superman of Sri Aurobindo and Iqbal act for the good of the world

In post-colonial India, ancient Hindu texts and not Hindu priests remain important for the power elites and for the process of ... The ascetic Aurobindo argued that individuals might sacrifice themselves for a greater "good cause". ...
of these problems, and summarizes Aurobindo's solutions along with those of other orientalists of the colonial and postcolonial periods. ... Aurobindo too was at first interested only in the Upanishads, accepting passively the ...
seen to parallel the association of Indian nationalists such as Aurobindo Ghose and Bal Gangadhar Tilak with anarchists ... secular vision of India's postcolonialmodernity: Aziz learns to identify with a political state of his own, ...
among youth by Baba is embedded in a history of such efforts in the colonial andpostcolonial milieu in India. ... Sri Aurobindo was concerned with developing a new framework for national education and left a legacy that would ...
Since the primordial religions enshrined their traditions in their sacred texts, it was difficult for English to dislodge this identity.25 Aurobindo Ghosh traced the foundations of Indian culture to pre-colonial homelands where the ...
C. Subramanya Bharati (1882-1921) the prophet of nationalism in the south, EG Tilak (1856-1921) and Aurobindo Ghose ... point to break off in so far as it marks the beginning of the post-colonial discourse of the Nehruvian regime. ...
The non-Western peoples who were the targets of the European colonial enterprise were very often awed and overwhelmed by their ... Thinkers such as Vivekananda and Aurobindo Ghosh contrasted an Indian spiritualism with the deadening ...
The rulers realize that the colonial rule over India is not a smooth sailing affair for long, but is spiked with ... political ideology, Sri Aurobindo acknowledges him as his political Guru. In a paean of praise once he wrote: "Of ...
Many Indian authors, such as the young Aurobindo Ghose, would appropriate and exploit the terrifying image of Tantra, ... and the Divine Mother, seeking some kind of harmony with the West in an age of postcolonial compromise. ...
and where does this longing take it in colonial and post-colonial India?1 In this essay, I begin to answer these questions by ... With a disarming smile, Aurobindopointed at a wall map of India and said: 'Do you see this map? ...
In his attempt to define the idea of nationalism as expressed by Sri Aurobindo, one of the significant proponents in colonial India, Saurabh Bhattacharyya draws attention to the fact that though he had a brief career in active politics ...
My realization is that Sri Aurobindo does not limit his sadhana of supramental consciousness to the practice of yoga, ... I hope all the theoretical chapters continue to contribute to the discourse of feminist postcolonial and ...
It stretches postcolonial theory well beyond its usual boundaries. Leela Gandhi successfully documents the anti-imperial ... or the Jewish French mystic Mirra Alfassa and the Cambridge-educated Indian yogi and extremist Sri Aurobindo. ...
Sri Aurobindo's associate, Mirra Alfassa, popularly known as the Mother, developed an institutionalized programme ... century as a reaction to colonization, particularly to the image of India that colonial intelligentsia had propagated. ...
Feminists under fire: exchanges across war zones - Page 203, Wenona Mary Giles, Women in Conflict Zones Network - 2003 - 238 pages
against colonial policies of their own countries. They included Annie Besant, Helena Blavatsky, and Margaret Cousins, ... The "Mother" - Mira Rachel Alfassa of Sephardic Jewish origin from Egypt and France - was a great modernizer and ...
One Holy Mother who lived through the colonial and post-colonial period as more the equal partner (than the devotee) of the guru was Mirra Alfassa, who is discussed in the next chapter. Though regarded as the Divine Mother, ...
Mirra Alfasa, subsequently known as the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry was born in in Paris. He was prone to self-education through observation, meditation and contemplation even from her childhood and she was conscious of ...
When Aurobindo arrived in south India in 1910, he was surprised to discover no radical physical differences between his new neighbours and people in the north. Eventually he became convinced that 'the [racial] theory which European ...
Aurobindo himself saw the Veda as vast piece of symbolism representing the passions of the soul and its striving ... It is justly said that the whole idea of a self-supposed racially superior people invading India, which is what the ...
Sri Aurobindo - A Contemporary ReaderSachidananda Mohanty, Aurobindo Ghose - 2008 - 180 pages
Especially it gives self-consciousness to national or racial unity and creates the bond of a common self-expression and a common record of achievement. On the other hand, it is a means of national differentiation and perhaps the most ...
The Synthesis - Page 210 N. Popovic - 2008 - 292 pages
He argued in favour of the racial and cultural superiority of Europe, and even welcomed the atom bomb as a sign of humankind's triumph over nature. ... 1 In the East, a similar concept was espoused by Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo. ...
in her experiment with creating gender and racial equality through education and peaceful communal living. ... The Sri Aurobindo Ashram was devoted to promoting the evolution of individual consciousness and advancing forms of ...
exasperated by many of these debates, retracted his earlier discussions of the Aryans as a racial rather than a ... Aurobindo, a spiritual source of emulation for both the Hindutva movement and for some remarkably reactionary ...
Christian inculturation in India - Page 108, Paul M. Collins - 2007 - 234 pages These distinctions were reinforced by racial stereo-typing.4t He goes on to argue that the pure Vedic religion was corrupted by ... However Sharma argues Aurobindo should be considered as a proponent of Hindutva in terms similar to ...
Connecting Cultures, Emma Bainbridge - 2007 - 178 pages
(the society of practice), a secret terrorist cell set up in Calcutta in 1902 by Aurobindo Ghose and his brother ... the programme of the national-racialregeneration through physical and spiritual discipline seemed less urgent to ...
... the pretensions of racial superiority held by European colonisers, and idealised village life in French West Africa. ... Aurobindo Ghosh and Rabindranath Tagore viewed the war as the fulfilment of earlier Indian prophecies of a ...
... led him to praise Indian nationalists such as Aurobindo Ghose and Tagore for expressing the "true" Indian spirit, ... be the leader of an independent Asia rather than a racially marginalized partner in the club of great powers. ...
Compared to MR Anand's novel, Bankim Chandra's story is based on patriotic love and sacrifice though both the writers vehemently oppose racial ... set in the background of the eighteenth century Bengal profoundly inspired Sri Aurobindo. ...
In contrast, the case of Gandhi and African nationalism, ethnicity and a profound sense of racial apartness seems ... Aurobindo Ghose, one of the leaders of the Bengal Resistance, was in touch with developments in Ireland from the 1880s ...
Idealistic Thought of India - Page 399, P. T. Raju - 2006 - 452 pages
But the Superman of Aurobindo and Iqbal act for the good of the world, for bringing the kingdom of God on earth. ... Both thought and behaviour mechanisms have a tradition, a history which is cosmic, racial, social and individual; ...
The stereotype of the Bengali babu belonged to a gendered colonial discourse ofracial typologies, ... Aurobindo Ghosh, who was a terrorist before becoming a yogin in 1910, valorized the ksatriyas as the caste that would be the agent of ...
and arguably, the deconstruction of religion from its racial constructions under the sign of empire. ... Leaving behind a copious archive of high Romantic argument and so-called overhead poetry, Aurobindo straddles the doctrinal and ...
This may be said to be largely due to racial, social and cultural exchanges, and, to some extent, ... The influence of Aurobindo is also strong in the works of Bendre, Gokak and others. Dramatists like Utpal Datta and Badal Sarkar have ...
It was Aurobindo Ghosh who decried the Congress policy. In a series of articles, published in 1893, ... His bitter experience with the racial policy of the whites against the Indians and Africans enriched his political foresight. ...
Aurobindo said: "He spoke under an inspiration, which he himself was unable to resist. ... with power of words and of rhythm: "Though the Hindus do not raciallylack either military skill or capacity for statecraft, these are not, ...
Like many Christian Identity activists, McVeigh and Pierce expected racial struggle and guerilla war in the liberation ... and Aurobindo Ghose added a specifically Hindu spiritual dimension to India's emerging movement for independence. ...
Aurobindo Ghose had been tried for conspiracy with terrorism, and, although escaping the death and imprisonment sentences ... Tilak had also been tried for inciting violence and racial hatred and sentenced to six years transportation, ...
While Aurobindo made Dante the model for religious poetry because he [Dante] had intellectually grasped "the motives of ... by Dante than any other poet, has stirredpost-colonial writers. For example, Salman Rushdie in his 1999 novel, ...
In the post- colonial period the country witnessed an enormous expansion of the state, and centralisation too, ... Aurobindo, India's idealist though widely respected philosopher, condemned uniformity and over-centralisation and 20. ...
Even the so-called moves of post-colonial criticism, as they have come to pass in the institutional corridors of India ... like Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo. But Western readers are also exposed to a string of less familiar Indian figures: ...
CHAPTER ONE The Tattered Emblem In Martin Buber gave an address to The World Brotherhood Association in California which had the title "Fraternity." He maintained that the three principles of the French Revolution had come apart in ...
Aurobindo Ghosh, whom Nandy contrasts sharply with Tagore, held up the ideal that 'unification . . . ought not to be ... See Sugata Bose, 'Instruments and Idioms ofColonial and National Development: India's Historical Experience in ...
it was in Bengal that the Western intrusion was the deepest and the colonialpresence the longest" (18). I have relied on two translations olAnandamath. The first is translated by Sree Aurobindo and Sree ...
by a letter he read in which the Bengali nationalist Aurobindo wrote to his wife, Mrinalini: My dearest Mrinalini! ... [the British colonial] has forced my mother to the ground, lays himself on her breast, and sucks away her blood. ...
On this point Chatterjee correctly states that the root of postcolonial malaise lies "not in our inability to ... that Aurobindo initially endorsed but was able to overcome in a lifetime of serious reflection and dedicated service. ...
Aurobindo entered politics in 1905, the year of Curzon's partition of Bengal, and would have experienced at first hand the intensity of Hindu-Muslim tensions which led to this bizarre episode.23 (It was an ... a post-colonial world. ...
Popularly known as Moderates, their main demand was colonial self-government within the frame work of the Empire. ... Aurobindo Ghose who denounced the mendicant policies of the Congress demanded the adoption of virulent methods. ...
Even the most original of the twentieth century Indian thinkers — Sri Aurobindo, MN Roy and Mahatma Gandhi — could ... Cultural forms and intellectual institutions do keep changing continuously, and no post-colonial society can claim to ...
Understanding the post-colonial world: theory and methodNeera Chandhoke, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library - 1994 - 280 pages
The most important contribution of this group was the economic critique of thecolonial rule which they turned out . ... and Vivekananda and Aurobindo among many others. This stream of thought did not crystallise in any one ...
position and force us to accept our responsibilities as post-colonial intellectuals threatened with neo-colonialism. ... the more recent work in educational psychology by thinkers such as Tagore, Gandhi, Aurobindo, and Krishnamurti. ... [Decolonising History Claude Alvares]
Portraits of an era, Tara Ali Baig - 1988 - 184 pages
Today elaborate rituals surround the exquisitely flower-decked samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and the Holy Mother, but in all the commerce of books and memorabilia still produced by the faithful, it is hard to believe that they 'Act, ...
India's woman power, Tara Ali Baig - 1976 - 301 pages
So great was the influence of these women, Sri Aurobindo was to have printed mottos placed on all the walls of the ... In a booklet, Sri Aurobindo wrote, "As a rule the only mantra used in this sadhana is that of the Mother or of my ...

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