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Sri Aurobindo and his Contemporary Thinkers

by Indrani Sanyal,Krishna Roy

Publisher: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi

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The period spanning the latter half of the eighteenth century and the nineteenth century in India was marked by a reawakened national spirit to reinterpret Indian traditional values in modern light. This book, comprising deliberations presented at a national seminar, discusses some of the illustrious persons of that period who by heir ideas and actions enriched the socio-cultural and spiritual life of the period. Researchers study the period of Sri Aurobindo, his contributions as well as those of his contemporaries including Raja Rammohan Roy, Mahatma Gandhi, Tagore, Gokhle and Satish Chandra. The aim is to situate Sri Aurobindo's thoughts in its socio-cultural background and study the contributions of his contemporaries to bring out the distinctiveness of Sri Aurobindo. The essays deal with Sri Aurobindo's philosophy of nationalism, his view of Indian renaissance and Ireland's national and cultural renaissance and his attitude towards national education. They take up interpretations of violence and non-violence by Sri Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi, Vivekananda's outlook about morality, caste system and dharma, and response of Aurobindo, Tilak and Gokhale to Western imperialism. An interesting effort is made to compare the thoughts of Sri Aurobindo and Tagore towards the revolutionary movement and reveal Aurobindo's perception of Tagore's poetry. The book will be useful to historians, political and social thinkers, besides the general readers. Contents Preface Introduction 1. Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of Nationalism, Internationalism and Contemporary Crisis/Kireet Joshi 2. The Distinctiveness of Sri Aurobindo's view on Indian Renaissance/D.P. Chattopadhyaya 3. The Bengal Renaissance : Different Interpretations/Rakhal Chandra Nath 4. Sri Aurobindo on the Possibility Renaissance in India/Dilip Kumar Roy 5. Sri Aurobindo and Ireland : A Critical Study/Dilip Kumar Chatterjee 6. National Education Movement and Satis Chandra/Rama Prasad De 7. Bengal's National Council of Education and Sri Aurobindo/Amal Kumar De 8. History as Applied Metaphysics/Indrani Sanyal 9. Some Renaissance Aspects of Vivekananda's Thoughts/Tirthanath Bandyopadhyay 10. The Western Imperialistic Challenge : Aurobindo, Tilak and Gokhale/Aparna Banerjee 11. Significance of Tagore's Poetry in the Indian Renaissance : Sri Aurobindonian Perspective/Supriyo Bhattacharya 12. The Revolutionary Movement : Tagore and Aurobindo/Manjula Bose 13. Philosophy of Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya/Tara Chatterjee 14. Acharya Brojendranath Seal : His Aesthetic Ideas/Sudhir Kumar Nandi 15. Outlook Towards Women : Influence of Indian Renaissance/Madhumita Chattopadhyay 16. Raja Rammohan Roy : Forerunner of Women's Liberation Movement/Krishna Roy 17. Violence or Non-Violence : Interpretations by Sri Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi/Sushmita Bhowmik 18. Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi and India's Freedom Struggle : from Swadeshi to Non-Cooperation/Sujata Mukherjee The Contributors

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Book :
Sri Aurobindo and his Contemporary Thinkers
Book ID :
1798
Author :
Indrani Sanyal,Krishna Roy
ISBN 13 :
9788124604281
Year of Publication :
2007
Edition :
First
Publisher :
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., New Delhi
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
358
Size :
15 x 23 cm
Weight :
0.65 kg

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