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Sri Aurobindo at 150: An Integral Vision of Evolution, Human Unity, and Peace

Debidatta A. Mahapatra

This book brings to focus one of the prominent 20th century Indian thinkers, Sri Aurobindo, by providing an overview of his philosophy on life and yoga, and by elucidating his thought in the context of contemporary society. This text is unique in approaching Sri Aurobindo as a problem solver and from a conflict resolution perspective, the latter being the author's expertise. Sri Aurobindo's contributions such as Ideal of Human Unity, Integral Yoga, Life Divine and his poetic vision as embodied in his epic poem, Savitri, are explored in-depth. The book explores these ideas to seek possible solutions to the current predicaments of human life and society. This monograph attracts not only students and researchers in the fields of philosophy, religion, yoga, political science, international politics, Indian thought, and conflict resolution, but also general interest readers.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: Feb 16th, 2024
  • Pages: 156
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2023 -
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9783031218101
  • Categories: ReligiousPoliticalSociology - General

About the Author

The author has a doctorate in global governance and human security from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He received the Scholar of Peace Award (New Delhi) in 2007 and Kodikara Award for Young South Asian Researchers (Colombo) in 2010. He was a Charles Wallace Fellow at Queen's University Belfast in 2010. His publications include Sensual Austerity and Moral Leadership (Palgrave, 2021) Gandhi and the World (Lexington, 2018), Conflict Management in Kashmir (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and Conflict and Peace in Eurasia (Routledge, 2013). He is a Professor of Political Science at the Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Praise for this book

"This book is not just for coffee-table discussion or classroom assignments; it provides a framework for a reassessment of our thinking and action from an integral perspective. It will be beneficial not only for university professors or doctoral students in the areas of philosophy, politics, history, and conflict resolution but also for policy makers to re-examine their frameworks and for general readers interested in life, yoga, and philosophy of this crucial thinker." (Scriptable, rtreview.org, Issue 116, November, 2023)