Sri Aurobindo himself experienced this phenomenon and lamented that while Indian Muslims had the advantage of a Pan-national identity and could look beyond India’s shores for both political and spiritual succor and inspiration, the Hindus knew only the Indian nation as its motherland and holyland and could not afford its vivisection at any cost... Syed Ahmed emerges as a crypto Islamic fundamentalist because his intention was to utilize the influence of the British civilization to emerge stronger against the Hindu. When the time would come for the British to leave, the Muslims buoyed with their new found strength would run riot against the deprecated Hindus and elevate themselves to lordship again, just like the good old days. Almost an entirely antithetical position is found in his contemporary Bankim Chandra’s writings. In the Anandamatha after the Hindus have decimated the decadent Muslims, the Hindus surrender against the British. For the British in India represents a necessary intervention in history, from whom Hindus must imbibe and learn in order to purge Hinduism of its accumulated evil tendencies over the ages which were responsible for their backwardness while restoring the Hindu religion to its pristine and original glory. Both Syed Ahmed and Bankim understood the British to be the vital force for modernization of their respective religious communities in order to script a decisive victory in the not so distant future against their eternal foe. Dr Saurav Basu saurav-basu.sulekha.com
Seminar on Citizen Journalism Pune Newsline - Pune, India. Ramesh Menon, winner of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism and Director of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication
PHOTOGRAPHS Till July 30 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 4 pm - 8 pm: Bomb in Bengal and Sri Aurobindo: The Revolutionary Years — an exhibition of rare photographs on the occasion of the centenary of Alipore Bomb Trial. Event: The Telegraph - Calcutta > Timeout Monday, July 28, 2008
July 29, 2008: Foundation Day Celebrations of Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre: SAIEC, Khalikote, Odisha
Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Group: Writing of Savithri Episode, Sri Annai Meditation Centre, West Power House, Tatabad, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008 The Hindu: Engagements: In Coimbatore Today
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Library Western classical music is played every Tuesday and Friday starting at 8.30 pm. Phone: +91413 2334648 Timings: 7.30 am - 11.30 am, 2.00 pm - 4.45 pm
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday there is a collective meditation around the samadhi from 7.25 pm to 7.50 pm. This is open to everyone. No pass is required.
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Thursday, 31 Jul Introduction to sustainable farming in Auroville ::: Buddha Garden Community Farm ::: Thu ::: 10:00 AM
Friday, 01 Aug C I N E M A - "Bhumika" by Shyam Benegal ::: Bharat Nivas, Auditorium ::: Fri ::: 7:45 PM
Monday, 04 Aug Opportunity to tele-participate in One Lap-top Per Child India Day on 4th August ::: Pondy ::: Mon ::: 2:00 PM
A travelling festival of Kabir AUGUST 15 – 17, 2008.AT SRI AUROBINDO AUDITORIUM AUROVILLE
Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore 3rd August 2008 Sunday 6.00 pm Living Question and The Mother’s Answer conducted by Shailaja; August 2008 Morning Walk: Date Sunday, 3rd August 2008 Time 8. 00 AM sharp Pre-walk exercise will start on schedule. Please get to the starting point on time. Place Kent Ridge Park
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