Sri Aurobindo on the Importance and Nature of the Indian Renaissance

Selected passages from a few of Sri Aurobindo’s writings on the theme of Indian renaissance.

Ancient Indian Polity and the Task Ahead (Part 1)

In this part of the essay, the author Sisirkumar Mitra conveys how most of the history textbooks in India don’t capture the ‘whole’ picture of history by completely ignoring the inward orientation of Indian cultural evolution.

Ancient Indian Polity and the Task Ahead (Part 2)

In this part of the essay, the author Sisirkumar Mitra describes the ideal of communal freedom and self-determination, and beginnings of the idea of State in ancient India.

Sri Aurobindo and Renaissance in India (Part 1)

In this Part 1 of SAFIC special lecture, the speaker Kundan Singh argues how some of the current ideologically-driven and prejudicial discourse on Indian culture hamper the work of Indian renaissance.

Sri Aurobindo and Renaissance in India (Part 2)

In this part, Kundan Singh explains what may be understood by Sri Aurobindo’s emphasis on the “recovery of the old spiritual knowledge and experience in all its splendour, depth and fullness” as the first, most essential work that must be done for a renewal of India’s unique civilizational spirit.

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Renaissance, the monthly e-journal of Sri Aurobindo Foundation of Indian Culture (SAFIC), features inspiring articles, essays, book reviews, interviews, and reflections that speak of how the eternal spirit and creative genius of India are being reborn and renewed in various domains – spiritual, artistic, literary, philosophic, scientific, aesthetic.

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