Wednesday, March 03, 2010

National conference on “Re-reading Sri Aurobindo” on March 4 and 5

Staff Reporter
Centenary of his arrival in Puducherry
PUDUCHERRY: The Department of English, Pondicherry University is organising a two-day national conference on “Re-reading Sri Aurobindo” on March 4 and 5.
A total of 10 sessions grouped under five topics will be held during the conference. The topics are – “Culture, civilisation, religion”; “yoga, psychology, mysticism”; “philosophy, evolution, vision”; “poetry, poetics, literature,”; and “Savithri and other poems”; said S. Murali, Head of Department, English and co-ordinator of the conference.
The conference comes in the light of 100th year of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Puducherry which falls on April 4. “Thus, the need for re-reading Sri Aurobindo in an academic forum, looking at his influence on culture studies, philosophy, literary theory and many more,” he explained.
A total of 50 papers will be presented in the conference, which will have participation from various parts of the country.

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