Saturday, November 07, 2009

Acharya Narendra Deva was influenced by the articles of Sri Aurobindo

Acharya Narendra Deva says in Bauddha Dharma Aur Darshana (in Hindi, Patna, 1956), p. 62, that he was specifically influenced by the articles of Sri Aurobindo in the Bande Mataram. The Political Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo - Google Books Result by V. P. Varma - 1990 - Philosophy - 494 pages

Acharya Narendra Deva (1889-1956) was one of the leading theorists of the Congress Socialist Party in India. His democratic socialism renounced violent means as a matter of principle, and embraced the satyagraha as a revolutionary tactic.

Deva was first drawn to nationalism around 1915 under the influence of B G Tilak and Aurobindo Ghosh. As a teacher he became interested in Marxism and Buddhism. He was also active in the Hindi language movement. He was a key leader of Congress Socialist Party from its founding in 1934, and was imprisoned several times during the freedom struggle. He was at various times a member of the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly, and after 1948 served as vice-chancellor of Lucknow University. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It was during his stay at Allahabad that Narendra Deva came under the spell of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lajpat Rai, Bipin Chandra Pal, Aurobindo Ghosh and other leaders of the Extremist Party in the Congress. He was a regular and assiduous reader of papers like the Bande Mataram and the Arya, of which he maintained regular files. He was also a voracious reader of all sorts of book of Indian history and current politics. It was about this time, too, that he came to know Sachindra Nath Sanyal and through him several other revolutionaries for whom he felt great sympathy and admiration. He was also keenly interested in the growth and development of Hindi. Patriots > Social and Religious Reformers > Narendra Deva, ( Acharya ) (1889-1956)

Satish Chandra Mukherjee (June 5, 1865 - April 18, 1948) was a pioneer in establishing a system of national education in India, along with Sri Aurobindo... Four years after Sri Aurobindo’s retiring to Pondicherry, Satish left for Varanasi in 1914, settled there till his death. Prominent among the regular visitors who consulted him for guidance, there was Malani, Professor of English at the Hindu University, who took profuse notes while listening to Satish Chandra.[9] There were also Madan Mohan Malaviya, Narendra Deva, Jadunath Sarkar. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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