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13 March 2009 

 

After reading the article I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be a godsend if those whose will it has been to protect the yoga and legacy of Sri Aurodindo and the Mother would make such a sincere and public inquiry into the question of what central flaw and subsequent series of mistakes have led to longtime ashramite, Peter Heehs’s betrayal of their cause and to the crisis this betrayal has created in the Integral Yoga community? Would any be willing to recognize and admit that such a flaw exists and inevitably marches them towards collapse from the inside out?’

 

Those who protest against Heehs and his book The Lives of Sri Aurobindo would like to think that it is only Heehs who is at fault … only Heehs’s mindset and view that has allowed the divergence from and falsification of Sri Aurobindo’s yogic path and its real effect in the world. Yet both they and Heehs form two sides of the same mistake. Both are focused on (in Heehs’s case by de-sanctifying and in the Aurobindonian fundamentalists’ case by protecting) the past accomplishments of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother while rejecting or remaining oblivious to the living present that assures the future of their divine Work. Despite evidence to the contrary presented by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea), Heehs and Aurobindonian fundamentalists share the belief that the descent of transformative knowledge brought into the world by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, stopped with their departures. Certain of this belief, post-1973 they have practiced and/or taught the yoga with no living guide other than their own hearts and minds. They have trusted that the spirit of Sri Aurobindo and the will of the Mother would manifest through them sufficiently enough to sanctify their choices and their creations.

      One of the first ominous by-products of this belief was the choice to diverge from the Mother’s blueprints in the building of Her own temple. The Mother’s vision was treated as if it were something that her students could improve upon and in the end the sacred (truly Vedic) measurements she gave for this ‘Symbol of the Future Realisation’ were disregarded by those in charge of the construction. A similar disregard was displayed in the choice of an Ashram press manager to destroy the first press run of Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet’s book, The New Way, Volumes 1 & 2, which detailed not only the truth, the consciousness-force and the beauty of the Mother’s original temple design, but also the necessity of Sri Aurobindo’s rebirth to fulfill the formula of a four-part descent as the sure foundation of the ‘rise and establishment of a Gnostic society’. The rejection of this book is equivalent to rejecting the vision of how the Supramental Descent continues to evolve, progress, succeed, uplift and illuminate the world. > Peter Heehs’s Betrayal and an Ashram in Upheaval  >  

Oct 8, 2008

What You Can Do

Many have felt the need to act to minimise the damage that Peter Heehs’ book has caused to scholarly understanding of Sri Aurobindo. Here are some suggestions for action.

If you feel that the book

 

  • is deceptive in its contents
  • misrepresents Sri Aurobindo
  • or is academically unsound (and in parts at least even fraudulent)

you can do any or all of the following:

  1. Refuse to buy the book and discourage its sales
  2. Write to the publishers and tell them what you feel. You can write to James D. Jordan, Director, Columbia University Press, at cup_book@columbia.edu
  3. Write to the author and tell him what you feel at: peterheehs@yahoo.com and peter.heehs@auromail.net.
  4. Write to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust and send them a copy of your letters to the above. You can email saat@sriaurobindoashram.org or better still mail the printout to: The Board of Trustees, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry 605002, India.
  5. Submit your letter to the Editor of this website for inclusion under the Opinions category of posts. Send your email to rtlosa@gmail.com.
  6. Familiarise yourself with the criticisms on this website so that you can academically refute anyone representing the perversions that this book promotes.
  7. If you come across a copy at a local library, mark its pages to expose the errors so that future readers are better informed. This option may be constrained by local library regulations. Consult them first.

 

The Myth Of The Aryan Invasion-Part2

1 hour ago by the seventh waves  
Sri Aurobindo debunked this theory of a racial division between the North and South in India. Sri Aurobindo is the great light that blazed across the Indian horizon during the first half of the twentieth century (1872-1950).
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The True Meaning Of Caste System

1 Mar 2009 by the seventh waves  
Sri Aurobindo describes that the very nature of our life is such that it is at every moment subject to the influence of these four principles at work -‘Our life itself is at once an Inquiry after truth and knowledge, a struggle and
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KD Sethna (Amal Kiran) Vision

1 Mar 2009 by the seventh waves  
Sri Aurobindo, the seer of modern India, blamed new trails in several worlds of human enterprise and had followers of signal eminence in many of them. Some made their mark in more than one sphere of activity. Integral Yoga and Overhead
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Ancient Bharat

1 Mar 2009 by the seventh waves  
Translated by Sri Aurobindo SRI AUROBINDO FOUNDATION FOR INDIAN CULTURE The Essential Work”Out of this awakening vision and impulse the Indian renaissance is arising, and that must determine its future tendency.
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The Principle Of Evil

22 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
by Sri Aurobindo. The problem of evil is one that has taxed human thought and evolved various and conflicting solutions. To the rationalist who does not believe in anything not material, the problem does not exist.
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Sri Aurobindo’s Sadhaks Must Be Reminded!!

16 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
The lack of the earth’s receptivity and the behavior of Sri Aurobindo’s disciples 1 are largely responsible for what happened to his body. But one thing is certain: the great misfortune that has just beset us in no way affects the truth
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Sister Nevidita Was A Revolutionary Leader

11 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
Sri Aurobindo: What do you mean? She was one of the revolutionary leaders. She went about visiting places in India to come in contact with the people. She was open and frank and talked about her revolutionary plan to everybody.
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Vivekanada Visiting Sri Aurobindo In Alipore Jail

9 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
Sri Aurobindo: Yes. And he used to put more intuitive flashes into his conversations than into his writings. That’s what I found on reading Nivedita’s book “Vivekananda – The Master As I Saw Him”. As a rule too, it is in talk that such
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Khandana Bhava

9 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
From a lecture delivered under the auspices of the Bombay National Union by Sri Aurobindo to a large gathering at Mahajanwadi, Bombay, on Sunday, the 19th January, 1908. The title is “The present situation”.
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Mother Explains…Part4

8 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
529. Self-pity is always born of self-love; but pity for others is not always born of love for its object. It is sometimes a self-regarding shrinking from the sight of pain; sometimes the rich man’s contemptuous dole to the pauper.
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Mother Explains…Part1

7 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
414. To fear God really is to remove oneself to a distance from Him, but to fear Him in play gives an edge to utter delightfulness. 415. The Jew invented the God-fearing man; India the God-knower and God-lover.
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Prophet Muhamad And The Two Angels

4 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
He who chooses the infinite has been chosen by the infinite. – Sri Aurobindo. The Two Angels Little Muhammad loved to play with his brothers but also enjoyed sitting alone by himself. Several months had passed since his return from
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Triple Transformation

2 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
SRI AUROBINDO Letters on Yoga Volume 3 PART FOURSection One The Triple Transformation: Psychic – Spiritual – Supramental The fundamental realisations of this yoga are: 1. The psychic change so that a complete devotion can be the main
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

There Are Moments When….

2 Feb 2009 by the seventh waves  
God gave the strength and He can take it away. He gave it power to act and He can baffle its action of the fruits the individual sought and turn it to quite other results. This is so common an experience that we do not see how any man
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Jivataman,Soul-Spark,Psychic Being(Chaitya Purusha)

11 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
SRI AUROBINDO “The Jivatman, spark-soul and psychic being are three different forms of the same reality and they must not be mixed up together, as that confuses the clearness of the inner experience. The Jivatman or spirit,
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Mothers Agenda: Novembar 27th,1963

10 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
November 27, 1963 I spent the whole night with Sri Aurobindo, all night long, it was really very interesting…. But I don’t remember now. It stays, but not as a mental memory, not at all: as the feeling of an atmosphere – very
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Always Remember

8 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
WHAT SRI AUROBINDO REPRESENTS in the World’s History is not teaching,not even a revelation;it IS A DECISIVE ACTION DIRECT FROM THE SUPREME. The Mother and Paul Richard left the boat at Colombo and arrived in Pondicherry in the early
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The Seventh Creation

7 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
It comes at last, the day foreseen of old,. What John in Patmos saw, what Shelley dreamed,. Vision and vain imagination deemed,. The City of delight, the Age of Gold. The Iron Age is ended. Only now. The last fierce spasm of the dying
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The Encounter Part 2

6 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
Tlemcen. Sri Aurobindo clarified, “The conception of the Divine as an external omnipotent Power who has ‘created’ the world and governs it like an absolute and arbitrary monarch — the Christian or Semitic conception — has never been
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Anatole France

6 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
“It lends beauty to the terror of the gulfs And fascinating eyes to perilous Gods, Invests with grace the demon and the snake.” SRI AUROBINDO(from savitri). As Satprem read this to Mother, “Charming!” she exclaimed sarcastically.
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Proof!!

5 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
Does anybody know whether the apple from the Tree of Knowledge the serpent gave to Eve and the apple Newton saw fall, were not one and the same? “The Tree of Knowledge,” Mother said to Satprem, “symbolizes this kind of knowledge — no
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Rishi Agastya And Lopamudra

5 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
RISHI AGASTYA. LOPAMUDRA. According to a legend, Tierncen’s origin goes back to a remote past. Moses visited it. Solomon stayed in it. Egyptian sorcerers, skilled in witchcraft, made it their chosen town. ”
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Killing Each Other

4 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
“The Jew, whom the whole world persecuted, survived by the strength of an idea and now sits in the high places of the world, playing with nations as a chess-player with his pieces. He knows too that his own life and the lives of others
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Harmony Of Virtue

4 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
SRI AUROBINDO THE HARMONY OF VIRTUE Early Cultural Writings – 1890-1910 The Harmony of Virtue. Keshav: It is gratifying to learn that: but if the interests of a few individuals conflict with the interests of the general body,
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The Descent That Happened 1400 Years Ago

2 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
Sri Aurobindo:When you follow the course of history you may find that there is a certain destiny which represents the sum of physical forces; that is one destiny. And you find that when that tends to go round and round in an infinite
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Refusal Of The Ascetic

1 Jan 2009 by the seventh waves  
Integral Yoga Literature – By Sri Aurobindo Selections from the Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library from Volume 18 and 19, The Life Divine COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The contents of this document are copyright 1972, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust,
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Bharat’s Weakness Part1

31 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
I find it always difficult to work in Indian politics. The difficulty is that the vessels don’t hold the Power, they are so weak. If the amount of force that is spent on India were spent on a European nation you would find it full of
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Sri Aurobindo Letter On Yoga Volume1

30 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
SRI AUROBINDO Letters on Yoga Volume 1 Section FivePLANES AND PARTS OF THE BEING I – ConsciousnessII – SachchidanandaIII – SupermindIV – AtmanV – Psychic Being (soul)VI – Inner BeingVII – Environmental ConsciousnessVIII – Cosmic
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National Vitality

28 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
SRI AUROBINDO KARMAYOGIN POLITICAL WRITINGS AND SPEECHES – 1909-1910 Vol.I. SATURDAY 26th JUNE 1909 No.2 Facts and Opinions. National Vitality. Nothing is stranger than the difference presented by Europe and Asia in the matter of
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The Failure Of Europe

28 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
SRI AUROBINDO KARMAYOGIN POLITICAL WRITINGS AND SPEECHES – 1909-1910 Vol.I. SATURDAY 26th JUNE 1909 No.2 Facts and Opinions The Failure of Europe Mr. Cecil sees in this ending of Honest John as Lord Morley the failure of Liberalism;
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Prophet Muhammad’s(PBUH) Ascension

27 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
He mounted burning like a cone of fire. To a few is given that godlike rare release. One among many thousands never touched. (Savitri Book1:The Book Of beginnings) Then the Prophet ascended to the seventh heaven, and that is where our
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Integral Yoga Commandments In Quran

25 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
The surrender must be total and seize all the parts of the being. It is not enough that the psychic should respond and the higher mental accept or even the inner vital submit and the inner physical consciousness feel the influence.
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Sri Aurobindo On Hindu Sabha

16 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
Sri Aurobindo and other Nationalist Leaders at Surat. At the front left Ganesh Srikrishna, right – Khaparde, Ashwini Kumar Dutt middle left – Sardar Ajit Singh, then Sri Aurobindo, Tilak, Saiyad Haidar Reza top range left Dr.
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Sr Aurobindo-Swaraj AndThe Muslims

10 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
SRI AUROBINDO KARMAYOGIN POLITICAL WRITINGS AND SPEECHES – 1909-1910 Vol.I. SATURDAY 19th JUNE 1909 No.1 “Swaraj” and the Mussulmans WE EXTRACT in our columns this week the comments of Srijut Bipin Chandra Pal’s organ, Swaraj,
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Sr Aurobindo On Asiatic Democracy

10 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
SRI AUROBINDO BANDE MATARAM Early Political Writings. 1890 – May 1908 Asiatic Democracy Asia is not Europe and never will be Europe. The political ideals of the West are not the mainspring of the political movements in the East,
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Sri Aurobindo-A God’s Labour

5 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
A God’s Labour I have gathered my dreams in a silver airBetween the gold and the blueAnd wrapped them softly and left them there,My jewelled dreams of you. I had hoped to build a rainbow bridgeMarrying the soil to the skyAnd sow in this
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5th December 1950

3 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
Sri Aurobindo very much belonged (in his outward being) to the category of those who want things to change, who push for progress, who want to move on, who want to reject the past … very much so. He had to make a great effort to be
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Four Aspects Of The Divine Mother-Mahasaraswati

3 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
Mahasaraswati is the Mother’s Power of Work and her spirit of perfection and order. The youngest of the Four, she is the most skillful in executive faculty and the nearest to physical Nature. Maheswari lays down the large lines of the
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The Four Aspects Of The Divine Mother-Mahalakshmi

3 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
Wisdom and Force are not the only manifestations of the supreme Mother; there is a subtler mystery of her nature and without it Wisdom and Force would be incompetable things and without it perfection would not be perfect.
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Four Aspects Of The Divine Mother-Mahakali

3 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
Mahakali is of another nature. Not of wideness but of height, not wisdom but force and strength are her peculiar power. There is in her a overwhelming intensity, a mighty passion of force to achieve, a divine violence rushing to shatter
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The Four Aspects Of The Divine Mother-Maheswari

3 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
Imperial Maheshwari is seated in the wideness above the thinking mind and will and sublimates and greatens them into wisdom and largeness or floods with a splendour beyond them.For she is the mighty and wise One who opens us to
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Sri Aurobindo on Semitic Religions

1 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
The Semites have afflicted mankind with the conception of a God who is a stern and dignified king and solemn judge and knows not mirth. But we who have seen Krishna, know Him for a boy fond of play and a child full of mischief and happy
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The Throne Verse

1 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
أَللّٰهُ لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْحَيُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي ٱلسَّمَوَاتِ وَمَا فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا ٱلَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ
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Sri Aurobindo and Islam

1 Dec 2008 by the seventh waves  
us highlighted/mentioned islam,and not judaism or christianity..vivekananda spoke of vedanta brain,islam body,sri aurobindo writing about presenting islam in a new light..why?..some interesting comments on sufism and sri aurobindo.
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United Bharat

30 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
Sri Aurobindo was requested by the All India Radio, Thiruchirapalli (former Trichinopoly ), to give a message for India’s independence. This is the message which was broadcast from the All India Radio on the 14th of August 1947.
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Fallen Bharat Part IV

27 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
(RSS goondas). ( Bal Thackeray). (Lal Advani) “Woooah…these fellas are the guardians of the hindu dharma(say cheese)..hehe…hindu dharma?What?Isn’t that word coined up by the Brits?..”Our Hindu dharma is the oldest dharma in the
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The True Spirit Of Communism

24 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
If communism ever reestablishes itself successfully upon earth, it must be on a foundation of soul’s brotherhood and the death of egoism. A forced association and a mechanical comradeship would end in a worldwide fiasco-Sr Aurobindo
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Man The Fallen Brahman

23 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
“Learn to feel yourself in other bodies, to know that we are all one. Throw all other nonsense to the winds. Spit out your actions, good or bad, and never think of them again. What is done is done. Throw off superstition.
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Sri Aurobindo Ashram Darshan Dates

23 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
01 January New Year’s day 21 February The Mother’s birthday 29 February The Supramental Manifestation day 24 April The Mother’s final arrival in Pondicherry 15 August Sri Aurobindo’s birthday 17 November The Mother’s Mahasamadhi day
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The Descent of Krishna-Siddhi Day 24th Novembar

22 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
Siddhi Day( Day of Realization) On 24 November 1926, The Mother saw Sri Aurobindo emerge from his room in the evening, She new immediately that something important has happened in the History of the Earth and Universe.
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Supreme Mother’s Darshan

16 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
The Prophet Muhammad said, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him: Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother (Ahmad, Nasai). “Om Anandamayi, Chaitanyamayi, Satyamayi Parame” “Where she presses her feet course miraculous
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

13 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
THE MAHASAMADHI OF SRI AUROBINDO AND THE MOTHER the inscription on the samadhi reads… ” To THEE who hast been the material envelope of our Master,to THEE our infinite gratitude. Before THEE who hast done so much for us,
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Mother And Sri Aurobindo

13 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
SRI AUROBINDO(1872-1950). THE MOTHER(1878-1973). “very few are aware of the fact that THE SUPREME had indeed come down as human beings..in our lifetime..yes,RAMALINGA SWAMIKAL (before his dematerialisation) told his discples to be ready
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Sri Aurobindo Or The Adventure Of Consciousness

13 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
“written by satprem..the mother said this book is destined to be widely read 10 years from now…”
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Tribute To Satprem And Sujatha

12 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
SATPREM(1923 – 2007). A sailor and a Breton, though born in Paris in 1923. A member of the French Resistance, Satprem was arrested by the Gestapo when he was twenty and spent a year and a half in concentration camps.
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

Auroville The Universal City Of Dawn

12 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
How did Auroville begin? The concept of Auroville – an ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity – came to the Mother as early as the 1930s. In the mid 1960s the Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry proposed to Her that
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/

 

The Descent Of Krishna-Siddhi Day

9 Nov 2008 by the seventh waves  
On 24 November 1926, The Mother saw Sri Aurobindo emerge from his room in the evening, She new immediately that something important has happened in the History of the Earth and Universe. She sent words to all the sadhaks and asked them
the seventh waves – http://theseventhwaves.blogspot.com/
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    A Contemporary Reader

    Edited by Sachidananda Mohanty

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    • ISBN: 978-0-415-46093-4
    • Binding: Hardback
    • Published by: Routledge India
    • Publication Date: 28/03/2008
    • Pages: 180

       
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    Sachidananda Mohanty is Professor and Head of the Department of English at the University of Hyderabad, India. He was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Rhode Island College (2005); Senior Academic Fellow at the American Studies Research Center, Hyderabad (1999); Fellow, Cambridge Seminar on the Contemporary British Writer (1999); Fellow, University Salzburg, Austria (1996); Fulbright Visiting Fellow at the universities of Texas, Austin and Yale (1990–91);0 and a British Council Scholar in the U.K. (1990). He received the Katha British Council Translation Prize for outstanding translation (1994) and the University Grants Commission’s ‘Career Award’ (1994–97).

    Dr Mohanty has published a number of books. These include: Lost Tradition: Early Women’s Writing in Orissa 1898-1950 (2005), Amal Kiran (K. D. Sethna): A Centenary Tribute (2004), Travel Writing and the Empire (2003), Travel Writing and Colonialism (2003), Literature and Culture (2001), Essentials of Sri Aurobindo’s Thought (1998), In Search of Wonder: Understanding Cultural Exchange (1997), Sri Aurobindo and the New Age (1997), Lawrence’s Leadership Politics and the Defeat of Fascism (1992), and D. H. Lawrence Studies in India (1990). Some of his works in Oriya are Sailabala Das: Atma Jibani o Anya Prbandha (2004), Sarala Devi: Lekhika Sanskarika Biplabini (2004), and The Best Poetry of Bidyut Prabha (2001).

    A number of essays and articles by him have appeared in some of the leading journals and forums in the country including India Today, The Hindu, The Indian Express, Span Magazine, The India International Center Quarterly, PEN, India, The Aligarh Journal of English Studies, New Quest, and The Economic and Political Weekly.


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