Ever since SABCL was conceived more or less in the Le Corbusier’s “all conform to a uniform code” mode, certain distortions and disadvantages endemic to all mapping exercises continue to pester us. The thirty volume set adorn the shelves of many libraries in royal grandeur, though often forlorn in splendid isolation for months together.
Many inconvenient questions arise which unless addressed popular reception of Sri Aurobindo’s writings will remain a distant dream. The intimidating heavy tomes need to be published in more inviting formats with adequate blurbs and extracts featured on the covers. [TNM]