The “sunlit path” in the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother is one of a dynamic inner surrender that lights the way forward, clears the path of psychological thorns, and removes the obstacles that present themselves as blockading the entrance to the domains of the spirit. The happiest are those who see everywhere the Mother’s Grace and hear always the sound of the Lord’s flute behind the clamour of life’s events.

One of the new books introduced in this issue is titled A Journey on the Sunlit Path, and it offers a glimpse of the life of one such man who trod his sunlit path. Known to many primarily as a speaker and lecturer on Sri Aurobindo’s works, Mangesh V Nadkarni (1933–2007) was also a noted scholar and highly respected teacher. The book, a collection of a few short articles by him on Savitri and many fond remembrances from his friends, family, colleagues, and former students, shows how someone who journeys on the sunlit path inspires and draws others along the way of harmony and light. Nadkarni’s stature as teacher, scholar, guide, and one who immersed himself in the study of Sri Aurobindo’s epic Savitri is hinted at in these few short excerpts from three of the remembrances and from one of his own articles in the book:

MVN [Professor M V Nadkarni] had the knack of making the most abstruse seem simple and elegant.

He was a distinguished scholar, and at a young age had attained great success in his professional sphere, but I know that he didn’t value such success and fame. He valued inner growth, and told me many times that this was more important than anything in life.… He was an authentic person. I have never seen him negative, cynical and pessimistic. As a spiritually alive person, he could never be so.

Dr. Nadkarni referred to himself as the “town crier”, and that is as apt a description of him as any, because he has succeeded in bringing Savitri to the common man. To my mind this is the most significant achievement of this instrument of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. For most of us the first attempt at reading Savitri is difficult.… But after one session with Nadkarniji one came away in love with this epic.

And in Nadkarni’s own words:

While Savitri touches on the world of human affairs, it does something which no other epic has ever attempted on such a grand scale—the revelation of ranges of consciousness. What baffles many a modern reader is the way Sri Aurobindo has forged English into a language capable of expressing the experience of the overmental ranges of consciousness. Outside of the Vedic Sanskrit there never has been spiritual poetry on such a massive scale; its mantric cadence and power are something new … In English at least, Savitri marks a new kind of poetry, what Sri Aurobindo has called “future poetry”, and we need a new science of aesthetics to come to terms with it.


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coverA Journey on the Sunlit Path

— Edited by R. Ranganath
Publisher: Mirravision Trust, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 192
Price: Rs 200

Widely known and appreciated for his study camps, seminars, and lectures on the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Dr M V Nadkarni is remembered by family, friends, and admirers in this commemorative volume. His sessions on Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri garnered special praise for their clarity and their ability to draw the listener into the unique beauty of the poetry. The book begins with a few of Dr Nadkarni’s articles on Savitri, which are then followed by a stream of testaments by people who shared the common experience of being inspired, guided, encouraged, befriended, and enlightened by a man who dedicated his life to spreading a passionate interest in the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.


coverBharat ka Itihas

Ek Naveen Drishtikon
— Prof. Kittu Reddy
ISBN: 978-81-7835-657-0
Publisher: Kalpaz Publications, Delhi
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 402
Price: Rs 890

Hindi translation of History of India

(Second Revised Edition, First Edition published in February 2003)
"This book is an attempt to write the history of India from the subjective viewpoint, without in any way distracting from the external events".
"History, as it has generally been conceived and written in modern times, has limited itself to the outer narration and interpretation of events and ignored the psychological forces and factors that affect human life ... This book is an attempt to look at Indian history from the psychological and inner angle. It is an attempt to place in proper perspective, the deeper psychological and spiritual elements even in the outer life of the Indian nation."


coverSishur Mon-Buddhir Bikase Kheladhula O Shilpacharcher Gurutwa

— Debabrata Majumdar
ISBN: 978-81-7060-272-9
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 111
Price: Rs 50

coverGalpa ar Galpa

— Satadal
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Sthan, Kolkata
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 128
Price: Rs 75


coverSri Aravind ane temno Ashram

— Compiled by Sri Aurobindo Archives and Research Library
ISBN: 978-81-7058-860-3
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 79
Price: Rs 25

Gujarati translation of Sri Aurobindo and His Ashram

This includes material collected from Sri Aurobindo's own writings. The rest of the material is written by the editors. This book is an attempt to meet the growing demand to know more about Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, their Ashram and their teaching.

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