Sawani Shetye shares with us some insights on how travel can be used effectively to learn and appreciate the diverse histories of India and her rich heritage.
Our ‘Book of the Month’ pays homage to one of the most celebrated poets of Hindi, Rashtrakavi Maithilisharan Gupt. Selected excerpts from his most famous work, Bharat Bharati, which stirred deep nationalist emotions among Indians when it was first published in 1912 are presented. Since the month of September sees Hindi Diwas (September 14), it is befitting to feature excerpts from this important poetic work in Hindi.
Exploring the theme of sincerity in history, we feature excerpts from a couple of introductory chapters from a book authored by Prof. Kittu Reddy, a long-time resident of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and teacher of Indian History and Culture at Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education. The author suggests that when examining Indian history from a subjective point of view, external events gain greater importance in the light of the inner psychological vision and deeper forces behind them.
As India goes through a deeply significant transition and a process of rediscovering and redefining her own way – a deeper way of being, it is important to ask some key questions – what is the nature of this Indian renaissance; what does it mean for the future of India and the world; and in what ways is Sri Aurobindo one of the key forces behind or leading this renaissance?