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Research, Essays, Commentaries – Inspired by the Social-Cultural-Political Thought of Sri Aurobindo (PLUS a bit of photography too!)

Wit and Humour in Sri Aurobindo’s Tales of Prison Life (by Kalpana Bidwaikar)- Part 3

CONTINUED FROM PART 2     Sri Aurobindo a great observer as he was, not only of the material arrangements in the prison but also of the people around him, … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wit and Humour in Sri Aurobindo’s Tales of Prison Life (by Kalpana Bidwaikar)- Part 2

CONTINUED FROM PART 1     Sri Aurobindo’s prison life began on May 5, 1908. During the solitary confinement he was uneasy in the beginning, “but after three days of … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 7 Comments

Wit and Humour in Sri Aurobindo’s Tales of Prison Life (by Kalpana Bidwaikar)- Part 1

    We are pleased to present for our readers a very special essay, which reveals a deeply charming side of Sri Aurobindo’s magnificent personality and expression. Written by Dr. Kalpana … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · 14 Comments

Sri Aurobindo, the Revolutionary (by Arup Basu)

August 15 is Sri Aurobindo‘s birthday. In honour of this special day, we bring for our readers an article written by Mr. Arup Basu, editor of Sraddha, a quarterly journal published by … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

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 … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · 9 Comments

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 … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · 13 Comments

India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Part 3)

CONTINUED FROM PART 2     “The ideals that governed the spirit and body of Indian society were of the highest kind, its social order secured an inexpugnable basic stability, the … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · 16 Comments

India, Indology and Deep Colonialism (by Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay -Part 2)

CONTINUED FROM PART 1 Introductory Note from Matriwords In the text below, we have added a few relevant passages and quotes from Sri Aurobindo’s and the Mother’s writings to provide additional … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

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 … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 24 Comments

Hinduism and India’s Future – Conclusion (by Kittu Reddy)

Continued from Part 3 Future of Hinduism, Future of India The final task that Hinduism has to fulfil is to bring spirituality into life itself. If Hinduism has to fulfil its … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hinduism and India’s Future – Part 3 (by Kittu Reddy)

Continued from Part 2 The External Layers We shall now identify some of those elements which belong to the less internal layers of the social-religious culture which grew around Hinduism. It … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hinduism and India’s Future – Part 2 (by Kittu Reddy)

  Continued from Part 1 Hinduism and Secularism in Independent India However that might be, India recovered its strength and consequently in 1947 India attained independence and formed its own … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

Hinduism and India’s Future – Part 1 (by Kittu Reddy)

Note from matriwords: Sri Aurobindo’s insights and commentaries presented in his essays, letters, speeches, and talks on various aspects related to India – her culture, civilisation, religion, politics, society – are … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 9 Comments

Book Excerpt and an Article: On Indian History Wars

In my book on Indian National Education, published last November, one chapter takes up the topic of History and Heritage. A few weeks ago I read an article in Daily News … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

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