Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Pre-Gandhian Indian revolutionary movement (1893-1918)

[Re: Indus Script does Encode a Language—by A Srivathsan and TS Subramanian Mirror of Tomorrow
by RY Deshpande on Tue 05 May 2009 02:59 PM IST Profile Permanent Link
In this context, I’d prefer a direct comment about researches pertaining to ancient India. For instance, a study of Sri Aurobindo’s article dealing with the Origin of the Aryan Speech has remained unstudied for decades and decades. It is unfortunate that this has not been done. We do not know what light it will throw on the Indus Script being researched presently. It is expected that it will prove valuable in several respects.]

[There are aspects of Sri Aurobindo's thought that forms the genealogy and patrimony of political Hindutva
I read Sri Aurobindo's complete works for my M.A. thesis by Rich on Sun 16 Apr 2006 10:22 PM PDT Permanent Link Author: Jyotirmaya Sharma: asst. editor of the Times of India, a past lecturer at Oxford and Delhi, current member of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, etc, etc. The book: Hindutva, Exploring the idea of Hindu Nationalism Published by: Viking Penguin© Jyotirmaya Sharma, 2003 Science, Culture & Integral Yoga In the case of Sri Aurobindo, all I have suggested in the book is that whether it was the period of revolutionary terrorism or the period as a Maharshi in Pondicherry, there are aspects of Sri Aurobindo's thought that forms the genealogy and patrimony of political Hindutva as we know it today. It simply cannot be dismissed as a simple instance of appropriation, which is the line Mr. Peter Heehs also tends to take. Whether Hinduism is not fossilised, or whether it is an evolving cultural/spiritual corpus or not, this is a subject which I shall try to have my say in a book published next year. 4:14 PM4:43 PM]

[[The Students’ Store transformed into the Shramajivi
A critique of the book "The Lives of Sri Aurobindo" by Peter Heehs Apr 26, 2009 Objective History in Four Lessons by Prithwindra Mukherjee Footnotes: [64] « The Students’ Store », a group of flourishing revolutionary enterprise to sell Swadeshi goods and finance the needs of the secret society, transformed into the Shramajivi. [65] Uma Mukherjee, loc. cit. [66] Smritikatha, pp.81-86 [67] « Shishya bhagini nivedita » in Sister Nivedita Birth Centenary Souvenir, Vol. I, p74, Calcutta, 1966. Quoted by Prithwindra Mukherjee in Undying Courage: the Story of Bagha Jatin, Academic Publishers, 1992, p181 [68] Meaning Lala Lajpat Rai from Punjab, Bal Gangadhar Tilak from Maharashtra and Bipin Chandra Pal from Bengal. Tilak alone seemed to appreciate and encourage the Extremist programme [69] J.C. Nixon of the Intelligence Department opened his Report with the promotion of societies since about 1900 in Calcutta “and are said to have spread to many of the districts of Bengal and to have flourished particularly at Kushtia, where Jatindra Nath Mukharji was leader.” [Report on The Revolutionary Organisations in Bengal] 5:47 PM]]

"The pre-Gandhian Indian revolutionary movement (1893-1918)" as Prithwindra Mukherjee aptly tags it, is the fountainhead from where various streams of revolutionary flurry - be it Marxist, Hindutva, or Gandhian - emerged. This period of relatively unknown history of India needs to be brought under focus. [TNM 12:04 PM12:54 PM]

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