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 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 strong life force that worked in it was creative of an extraordinary energy, richness and interest, and the life organised remarkable in its opulence, variety... Continue Reading →

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 context as well as wider and deeper significance to the arguments presented by our guest writer, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. He has approved of these additions. For a larger discussion... 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: 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 →

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