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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bande Mataram, an immortal and unforgettable newspaper in the history of Indian Journalism

ABVP JNU VIBHAG: Vande Mataram: Soul of our Nation and Nationalism
On 7 August 1906, Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) started his paper Bande Mataram, which became an immortal and unforgettable newspaper in the history of Indian Journalism.

Kaushal's blog: Neo-Colonial Captive Minds
11 Nov 2009 by Kaushal - Most worrisome of all is that the infection has affected the perceptions and self-appraisal of large sections of the Indian national collectivity itself, despite the intuitive pronouncements of great spiritual leaders of the Indian renaissance like Dayananda Saraswati, Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo.... [...]

And the man who picked it out from Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's classic Bengali novel 'Anandamath' was no less a leader than Sri Aurobindo himself. To the surprise and consternation of the British Viceroy and his officials, thousand-throated cries of “Vande Mataram” rent the skies of India during the inspiring beginnings in those dramatic years of the national independence struggle. [...]

To continue with Danino. “B.R. Ambedkar is our second example. Known in India chiefly for his campaign in support of the lower castes (he himself was a Harijan) and his work on the Indian Constitution, it is often overlooked that in order to find out the truth of the European Theories about Aryans and non-Aryans, high and low caste, he did precisely what Sri Aurobindo exhorted Indians to do: he went to the source, and studied the Veda for himself, with an open mind. His conclusions are unequivocal, though regrettably they are largely ignored by those who profess to follow his lead and who more often than not make a strident use of the very theories he sought to demolish..." By Devan Nair (Oct. 14, 2009) (Devan Nair, former President of Singapore, has sent the following message to be posted to the ECIT egroup. As an intellectual, a follower of Sri Aurobindo, and student of the recent re-evaluation of the Aryan-Invasion Theory, his message is very interesting to ponder.)

Voice of Pakistan: Vande Matram In Deoband
8 Nov 2009 by Exposing the biggest sham democracy - India Just a cursory glance at the widely accepted translation of the song from Bengali to English by Sri Aurobindo makes it clear that the image of mother goddess, and the bowing before her goes against the seminal grain of Islam; ...

Vande Mataram; The history and politics By Shamsul Islam Facebook
Even Sri Aurobindo (Aurobindo Ghose), propounder of Hindu nationalism in India, translated it as the "National Anthem of Bengal". As we will see in the translation done by Aurobindo, referred to “seven crores” [70 million] of people worshipping motherland. This was the population of the then Bengal Province (which, besides what is now Bangladesh, included Bihar and Orissa too). So the crucial fact should not be missed that Vande Mataram touted as symbolizing “Mother India” was in fact meant to glorify Bengal only, a rather narrow and regional perspective.

Vande Mataram Translation by Aurobindo [Quoted in Bhabatosh Chatterjee (ed.), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee: Essays in Perspective, Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, 1994, p. 601.]

Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore: Editorial
28 Oct 2009 - The Bhagavad Gita is held as such. It is revered as the rare 'scripture of liberation'. What this liberation is, who seeks it, who is the giver of liberation, who, the enjoyer, through what methods is this liberation procured and what . ...

Why Hinduism is known as Santana Dharma? ? Sri Aurobindo
28 Oct 2009 - Hinduism gave itself no name, because it set itself no sectarian limits; it claimed no universal adhesion, asserted no sole infallible dogma, set up no single narrow path or gate of salvation; it was less a creed or cult than a ...

Indian Literary and Critical Theories in English: A Comparison
10 Nov 2009 by (Vivek K. Dwivedi) Even Sri Aurobindo, who could be described as the least oppositional to the West amongst the significant theorists, did not passively accept Western Theoretical positions as the West presented them. Even he played a significant role in ...

Sangarsh: Spiritual Religion Can Safeguard the Indian Nation Friday, November 20, 2009
Mahesh Kaul: In June19, 1907- Sri Aurobindo another proud son of the soil, revolutionary visionary and philosopher spoke thus, on Swami Vivekananda, “Apart from the natural attachment which every man has to his country, literature, its traditions, its customs and usages, patriotism has an additional stimulus in the acknowledged excellence of a national civilization. If Britons love England with all her faults, why should we fail to love India whose faults were whittled down to an irreducible minimum till foreign conquests threw the whole society out of gear. But instead of being dominated by the natural ambition of carrying the banner of such a civilization all over the world, we are unable to maintain its integrity in its native home. This is betraying a trust this is unworthiness of the worst type... Posted by Ranjeet Sharma at 7:08 AM

Issues and Insights: Why Was Gandhi Killed (Full)
13 Nov 2009 The chapter gives you Sri Aurobindo's views on Gandhi / Ahimsa. It contains excerpts from a book India's Rebirth by Sri Aurobindo. 5. Food for Thought is a brief summary of the above along with a correlation to current events. ...

Michael Madhusudan Dutt - Meghnadh Badh Kabya Bengali Poetry ...
8 Nov 2009 by (WashingtonBangl... Sri Aurobindo wrote about Megnad Badh Kabyo and Michael Madhusudan Dutt, "All the stormiest passions of man's soul he expressed in gigantic language." Listen to recitation of Michael Madhusudan Dutta's epic Bangla poem Meghnadh Bodh ...

ekkentros free thoughts: ageless body and timeless mind - Seminar ... The most fascinating of all the myths about death is the story of Savitri-Sathyavan, adopting which sage Aurobindo wrote his famous epic poem “Savitri’, to bring out his idea of the supramental manifestation on earth, achieving immortality. The legend of Savitri is one of the side stories found in the Mahabharata in its chapter or part relating to ‘Forest’ (Vanaparvam). [...]

But its spiritual and mystic meaning comes out in Aurobindo’s epic poem by the same title. The Savitri story held an irresistible fascination for Sri Aurobindo, because Sathyavan stood for Truth and Savitri for a wife’s devotion and power. When they come together, the union gets charged with enormous possibilities, ready to dare even Death. On the material plane his poem begins on the day Sathyavan is fated to die. And the poem ends with the resolution of the crisis, that is, wresting satyavan from the clutches of Yama, the lord of death.

ageless body and timeless mind - Seminar Report
SEMINAR organized by Current Books and conducted by Ekkentros Forum on 25-9-09 (Friday) Venue: Currenr Books Premises, Thalassery. Participants Present: Sri K.V.Kunhikrishnan, IRS (Retd), Chairman of the Forum, Dr. Babu Ravindran, Prof. P.M.Sankarankutty, Dr. K.P. Thomas, Dr. Md. Abdulla, Prof. Mohanan Nair, all members of the Forum, Sri. K.P.Kunhikrishnan Nair, Mrs. Shobha Rajagopal Menon, Principal (Retd), St. Kabir High School, Ahemedabad. Prof. Richard Hay, Member of the Forum arrived late as he was held up in his college.

George Quant Interviews Dr. Debashish Banerji: Return of the Veda ...
27 Oct 2009 by nalandainternational Dr. Banerji is an authority on Indian contemporary art and philosophy, which includes the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Veda, especially in its contemporary applicability. A master story teller, his book is based on his dissertation ...

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