Articles in: India, my Love

The Soul of a Nation

The Soul of a Nation

(Sri Aurobindo has said, “India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she […]

India the Secular State (The Right Interpretation and the Wrong)

India the Secular State (The Right Interpretation and the Wrong)

(This article first appeared in Mother India (1949-1950) after being approved by Sri Aurobindo) India has been declared a Secular […]

Historicity of Krishna

Historicity of Krishna

They say that the gospels are forgeries and Krishna a creation of the poets. Thank God then for the forgeries […]

Profiles in Greatness: Sudhir Kumar Sarkar

Profiles in Greatness: Sudhir Kumar Sarkar

There are men and men; qualities differ.  We have little men in plenty even though famous and powerful.  Such little […]

Profiles in Greatness: Nolini Kanta Gupta

Profiles in Greatness: Nolini Kanta Gupta

There are men and men; qualities differ.  We have little men in plenty even though famous and powerful.  Such little […]

The Raja, his Buhkshi and the Goatherd

The Raja, his Buhkshi and the Goatherd

I think it will be scarcely too much to assert, that the Hindoos (Indians) are more addicted to the marvellous […]

Sri Aurobindo’s Role in the Indian Freedom Movement

Sri Aurobindo’s Role in the Indian Freedom Movement

What is exactly the role of Sri Aurobindo in the Indian Freedom Movement? Many in India knew Sri Aurobindo as […]

A Call to the Youth of India

A Call to the Youth of India

The Standard Bearers of a New Humanity Our call is to young India. It is the young who must be […]

A Timeless Creation

A Timeless Creation

There is something so wonderful that gets conveyed by music. At times, it enters us and stirs such emotion from […]

The Mother of Indian Culture – VI

The Mother of Indian Culture – VI

India, said a western historian, is the Mother of the human race. The ‘Veda’ is the Mother of Indian civilization […]

The Mother of Indian Culture (V)

The Mother of Indian Culture (V)

 .. Previous articles in this series p Part I  |  Part II  |  Part III  |  Part IV Modern Theories When […]

The Mother of Indian Culture (IV)

The Mother of Indian Culture (IV)

.. Previous articles in this series . Part I  |  Part II  |  Part III From Samhita to Sayana Let us […]

Hymn to Durga

Hymn to Durga

Mother Durga! Rider on the lion, giver of all strength, Mother, beloved of Shiva! We, born from thy parts of […]

The Mother of Indian Culture – III

The Mother of Indian Culture – III

India, said a western historian, is the Mother of the human race. The ‘Veda’ is the Mother of Indian civilization […]

The Mother of Indian Culture – II

The Mother of Indian Culture – II

India, said a western historian, is the Mother of the human race. The ‘Veda’ is the Mother of Indian civilization […]

Vande Maataram in Pop Culture

Although written as far back as 1882, Bankim Chandra’s ‘Vande Maataram’ (from his novel Anandamath) is very much part of […]

The Last Day of Raja Nandakumar

The Last Day of Raja Nandakumar

(On the occasion of India’s Independence Day which falls on August 15th, we take a page from history which gives […]

Vande Mātaram in Music

Vande Mātaram in Music

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee wrote Anandamath in 1882; while the novel itself was hugely popular, it was the song Vande Maataram […]

The Mother of Indian Culture – I

The Mother of Indian Culture – I

India, said a western historian, is the Mother of the human race. The ‘Veda’ is the Mother of Indian civilization […]

Vande Maataram in Film

India’s National Song ‘Vande Maataram’ was written as part of a novel Anandamath by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 1882. The […]

Hymn to the Mother

Hymn to the Mother

(‘Bande Mataram’ was written as part of ‘Anandamath’ (1882), a novel by Bankim Chandra Chatterji. It caught the imagination of […]

Nalanda and the Pursuit of Science

Nalanda and the Pursuit of Science

(This is a transcription of Dr. Amartya Sen’s keynote address at the 98th Indian Science Congress in Chennai.) The subject […]

The Vision that made the Nation – IV

The Vision that made the Nation – IV

The Vedic Social Ideal The other important question regarding the Vedic vision is whether the Vedic ideal is purely individualistic […]

The Vision that made the Nation – III

The Vision that made the Nation – III

Man and Cosmos (Vedic Cosmology) All great spiritual traditions had a system of cosmology.  In the Vedic tradition, cosmology is […]

The Vision that made the Nation – II

The Vision that made the Nation – II

The Fire of Sacrifice The key to the secret of Vedic way of Life lies in a clear understanding of […]

The Vision that made the Nation – I

The Vision that made the Nation – I

Discoveries of the Vedic Seers The best way to understand the history of the Vedic age is to view it […]

In Either Case

In Either Case

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]

Nationalist Organisation

Nationalist Organisation

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]

The Boycott Celebration

The Boycott Celebration

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]

A Task Unaccomplished

A Task Unaccomplished

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]