This collection offers a representative sampling of Sri Aurobindo's writings with selections from most of his major works and areas of interest. The volume begins with the early, often-ignored essays written during the struggle for independence, and traces the development of Sri Aurobindo's philosophical and religious thought, culminating in the system of Integral Yoga. Also included are some of his poems, letters and aphorisms. Together, they provide an ideal introduction to the complex and brilliant mind of a remarkable yogi and seer-poet.
About the Author:
MAKARAND PARANJAPE, an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, is a widely published critic, poet, novelist and literary columnist. For over fifteen years he has been in close touch with the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the other spiritual masters of modern India.