Thursday, July 07, 2011
Subhas’ Achilles’ heel
[Comment on Sri Aurobindo’s Hindi poem by Subhas
“The Lives of Sri Aurobindo” authored by an inmate of the Ashram, one Mr. Peter Heehs which evoked mixed responses from the various members of the Ashram.]
Heehs’ hounds are proliferating so fast that their number might soon surpass Homer’s characters. The comment above is, undeniably, well written and well argued, but just one superfluous word, “one” preceding “Mr.” mars the whole persuasion.
The fact of the matter is that Peter Heehs was not just “one” but “the” Chief of the Archives and “the” Editor of CWSA. Thus, equating him with Shyam Kumari amounts to deceptive twisting of recent history in order to justify and rationalize the hostile biography written by him. QED: Subhas’ ploy flounders. [TNM55]