Sri Aurobindo’s Theory of Spiritual Evolution by Peter Heehs encapsulates the genesis of this crucial idea both in India and the West. Ken Wilber made it popular but Sri Aurobindo's distinctiveness hasn't percolated adequately. Thus, rigourous comparative analysis can bring more dimensions to light.
Implications for politics and Global order too are important. Also, for the future of Philosophy. While academic studies are welcome, it's necessary to remember who Sri Aurobindo is. His yogic achivement can't be dismissed lightheartedly. Without spirituality, his works don't carry much weight.
Thus, being loyal to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in a religious way is key to collaborating with evolution and right understanding of their mission. Just because certain things look impossible today, they can't be rejected. That's the assurance of Sri Aurobindo and fuel of his continued relevance. TNM 26.01.21
Asian Religious Responses to Darwinism, 167-184, 2020
2. SRI AUROBINDO'S PHILOSOPHY OF EVOLUTION — V. MADHUSUDAN REDDY (1966)
The aim of this book is to present the concept of evolution and the problem of human destiny in the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. Set against a quintessential survey of practically the whole range of western philosophy, Sri Aurobindo's original view of life and the universe is presented in a lucid manner.
3. Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of Evolution by V. Madhusudan Reddy
A thesis on "the concept of evolution in the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the problem of human destiny."
We have here a quintessential survey of practically the whole range of western philosophy ... It is against this rich and varied background that Sri Aurobindo's original view of life and the universe is presented in a lucid manner.
4. Ram Shankar Misra wrote a doctoral dissertation on the Life Divine in 1952 at the Banaras Hindu University, which was later published as a book titled “The Integral Advaitism of Sri Aurobindo”.
This book gives a systematic, thorough and authentic exposition of the thought of Sri Aurobindo. The fundamental and living issues, namely, the concept of the Absolute, the supermind, theory of creation, conception of Ignorance, doctrine of Karma and Rebirth, theory of evolution and destiny of man etc., have been discussed in a systematic and critical way and with great clarity, thoroughness and depth.