Tuesday, March 15, 2016

H. K. Kaul, Naresh Bahadur, and John E. Frazer

It was a moment of pride when I managed to procure a rare copy of Sri Aurobindo: A Descriptive Bibliography by H. K. Kaul (1972) twenty years back. It fills me with joy to see so many persons from such wide backgrounds having pushed their pen to popularise the thought of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. They were the real pioneers; but many more are there who wrote in the local languages. Further, there might be many others who have surfaced via Internet, of late. But, I don't think anyone is attempting an updated version, online. 

Google search results are not very reliable any more; it eclipses vital and very obvious entries many a time. So, dedicated sites are needed to provide authentic Bibliographical information to students and researchers. Besides, a new genre of database can be created for publications which mention Sri Aurobindo or The Mother just at one or two places with some typical remarks. Those with adverse and misleading comments can be suitably responded to. Even, Social Media items which spread prejudice and disinformation may be covered to set the record straight. 

Since Hindutva votaries are in power and various political debates are on, quotations from Sri Aurobindo are becoming more frequent in newspaper and magazine articles. More often than not, they would be awkward justifications like the embarrassment such a learned hand like Sugata Bose let out in the Parliament, last month. An informed Cell issuing necessary rejoinders is a necessity to disabuse millions of people of wrong impression, instantly. These are academic exercises and should be undertaken urgently on an institutional platform. [TNM55] 

Hari Krishen Kaul - 1972 - ‎Sri Aurobindo: A Descriptive Bibliography, with a Foreword by C.D. Deshmukh (1972) - ‎More editions

12th March 2016 - By Anirban Ganguly 
Much is also being talked about nationalism these days. A certain MP from West Bengal quoted Sri Aurobindo out of context, trying to articulate his views on nationalism, which, however, is de rigueur these days. One would do well, instead, to look at Sri Aurobindo’s articulation of a new vision of nationalism ... Ganguly is Director, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research oundation, New Delhi - Follow him on Twitter @anirbanganguly 

Times of India-27-Feb-2016 
NEW DELHI: BJD member Bhartruhari Mahtab on Friday countered TMC MP Sugata Bose's reference to Aurobindo's formulation of nationalism with reference to ... 

Feb 1, 2007 - Sri Aurobindo Ashram .... Mr Naresh Bahadur was the Principal at that ... He introduced me to the Mother and Sri Aurobindo, their work,. 

Hegel’s India, forthcoming (Oxford) By AAKASH SINGH is likely to spur vibrancy into this debate. http://voegelinview.com/peter-losonczi-in-memoriam/

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