India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Conclusion)

READ PARTS 1, 2, 3 CONTINUED FROM PART 4     THE WAY FORWARD... Encourage Sanskrit Learning Sanskrit is the language of Indian culture and ethos. The day Sanskrit dies, Indian culture or Sanskriti will also die and Hindus or Indians as a unique people with unique set of values will cease to exist. Anti-Sanskrit forces... Continue Reading →

India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Part 4)

CONTINUED FROM PART 3 THE WAY FORWARD Now that we understand the landscape and the forces at work, how do we deal with this situation? Below I propose a 7-point agenda based on opinions of experts and scholars like Rajiv Malhotra, Sanjeev Sanyal, Chamu Shastri, Roddam Narasimha and others. Decolonize our National History History curriculum in... Continue Reading →

India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Part 1)

INTRODUCTORY NOTE FROM MATRIWORDS Matriwords is happy to present this important 5-part series, written by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. I came to ‘know’ Subhodeep through Indiblogger and gradually became more familiar with his wide-ranging and deep intellectual, philosophic and spiritual pursuits every time I visited his blogs, The Advaitist and The Tiny Man. His well-reasoned and well-formulated... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Thinking Indian

I am happy to share today a review of  "The Thinking Indian: Essays on Indian Socio-Cultural Matters in the Light of Sri Aurobindo"  written by Gilu Mishra, a friend and a fellow lover and student of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Gilu and I met several years ago in Pondicherry when she joined the institution where I... Continue Reading →

Book Review: ABC’s of Indian National Education (Dr. Larry Seidlitz)

This review was published in New Race: A Journal of Integral and Future Studies, Vol. 1 (2), pp. 44-45. It is my great joy and privilege today to share another review of my book, ABC's of Indian National Education. This one is a very special review as it is written by a friend and colleague, Dr.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: ABC’s of Indian National Education (Prof. Kittu Reddy)

I am happy to share with the readers a new review of my book on Indian Education. This is a very special review because of two reasons. One, that it is written by one of my esteemed teachers, Prof. Kittu Reddy, otherwise known to all of us as Kittu-da. And second reason that makes this... Continue Reading →

The Thinking Indian – A Sneak Peek

In just a few days, the first e-book of Matriwords, "The Thinking Indian: Essays on Indian Socio-Cultural Matters in the Light of Sri Aurobindo" will be released. Matriwords is not a commercial venture, all our works are driven by one simple goal - to study, research and share the pearls of wisdom found in the social-cultural-educational-political thought... Continue Reading →

Coming Up – A New Work

"Work alone is not the object; work is a means of sadhana." Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, Vol 29, p. 231 "Yes, obviously, that is one great utility of work that it tests the nature and puts the sadhak in front of the defects of his outer being which might otherwise escape him." ibid., p. 241 For... Continue Reading →

Can India Be Ever Great Again? (Part 3)

Author: Mangesh Nadkarni Published in India’s Spiritual Destiny: Its Inevitability and Potentiality, 2006. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Society. Chapter 2, pp. 24-44. Click here for Part 1. Click here for Part 2.  Part 3 (Conclusion) Spirituality is indeed the master-key of the Indian mind. But it is a mistake to think spirituality is only about the supra-sensible,... Continue Reading →

Can India Be Ever Great Again? (Part 2)

Author: Mangesh Nadkarni Published in India’s Spiritual Destiny: Its Inevitability and Potentiality, 2006. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Society. Chapter 2, pp. 24-44. Click here to go to Part 1. Part 2 There are many different kinds of negations of the Indian civilisation of which we will look briefly at some of the most important below: 1. The... Continue Reading →

Can India Be Ever Great Again? (Part 1)

Author: Mangesh Nadkarni Published in India’s Spiritual Destiny: Its Inevitability and Potentiality, 2006. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Society. Chapter 2, pp. 24-44. This important essay will be presented in three parts. We start with Part 1 today. Parts 2 and 3 will be posted in the next two days. Part 1 When the Soviet Union disintegrated some... Continue Reading →

Aims of True Education: Sri Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi

  Author: Beloo Mehra (2011), published in New Race: A Journal of Integral Studies. Volume XII (2), pp. 3-17. In this paper, key similarities and differences between Sri Aurobindo’s and Mahatma Gandhi’s approaches to Education are theoretically examined to address a few fundamental questions: a) what is human and what is human destiny; b) what is... Continue Reading →

In the Beginning….

She is an educator and a writer. A person with academic background in social sciences, qualitative research methods and more than two decades of teaching experience at various levels, with varied interests in social and cultural issues facing India. She enjoys good art, good music and good words, and doesn't mind getting her hands dirty in her little garden.... Continue Reading →

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: