The Essential Writings of Sri Aurobindo

The Essential Writings of Sri Aurobindo

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Author: Peter Heehs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 388
ISBN/UPC (if available): 978-0-19-564976-5


The only collection of Sri Aurobindo's writings that gives a balanced coverage of the different phases and aspects of his concerns.

Scholar, poet, political and revolutionary leader, philosopher and social theorist, yogi and spiritual leader, Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) is one of the most important figures of twentieth century India. This is a selection from his major works as well as letters and some lesser known pieces. It includes writings covering more than fifty years of his life. There is also a general introduction giving an overview of Sri Aurobindo's life and works, as well as extensive critical apparatus.


A simple, yet wholesome approach to reading Sri Aurobindo. - The Statesman

Peter Heehs has done a commendable job in presenting this anthology. He has dealt with a difficult subject with painstaking attention. The apparatus, notes, references, and documentation are excellent. - Indian Review of Books


Peter Heehs is an archivist at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives and Research Library, Pondicherry. A widely-published historian, his other books include India's Freedom Struggle and Nationalism, Terrorism, Communalism.