Acronyms used in the website

SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/Reviews - Shama'a.htm
"Shama'a"   I WAS unable to greet duly the first appearance of this new magazine of art, literature and philosophy edited by Miss Mrinalini Chattopadhyay; I take the opportunity of the second number to repair the omission I had then unwillingly to make. The appearance of this quarterly is one of the signs as yet too few, but still carrying a sure promise, of a progressive reawakening of the higher thinking and aesthetic mentality in India after a temporary effacement in which the Eastern mind was attempting to assimilate in the wrong way elementary or second-rate occidental ideas. In that misguided endeavour it became on the intellectual and practical side ineffectively utilitarian
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/Conversations of the Dead - Mazzini-Cavour-Garibaldi.htm
III   Mazzini, Cavour, Garibaldi   MAZZINI The state of Italy now is the proof that my teaching was needed. Machiavellianism rose again in the policy of Cavour and Italy, grasping too eagerly at the speedy fruit of her efforts, fell from the clearness of the revelation that I gave her. Therefore she suffers. We must work for the fruit, but there must not be such attachment to the fruit that to hasten it the true means is sacrificed; for that leads eventually to the sacrifice of the true end.   CAVOUR The state of Italy is the proof of the soundness of my policy
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/Reviews - The Feast of Youth.htm
"The Feast of Youth" 1   THIS IS the first published book of a young poet whose name has recently and suddenly emerged under unusually favourable auspices. English poetry written by an Indian writer who uses the foreign medium as if it were his mother-tongue, with a spontaneous ease, power and beauty, the author a brother of the famous poetess Sarojini Naidu, one of a family which promises to be as remarkable as the Tagores by its possession of culture, talent and genius, challenging attention and sympathy by his combination of extreme youth and a high and early brilliance and already showing in his work, even though still immature, magnificent performance as well as
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/The Chandranagar Manuscript - Historical Impressions - Nepoleon.htm
Historical Impressions   Napoleon   The name of Napoleon has been a battle-field for the prepossessions of all sorts of critics, and, according to their predilections, idiosyncrasies and political opinions, men have loved or hated, panegyrised or decried the Corsican. To blame Napoleon is like criticising Mont Blanc or throwing mud at Kinchinjunga. This phenomenon has to be understood and known, not blamed or praised. Admire we must, but as minds, not as moralists. It has not been sufficiently perceived by his panegyrists and critics that Bonaparte was not a man at all, he was a force. Only the nature of the force
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/precontent.htm
  VOLUME 1   THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SRI AUROBINDO   © Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust 2003 Published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department Printed at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press, Pondicherry   PRINTED IN INDIA   Early Cultural Writings Pu
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/Bankim - The Bengal He lived In.htm
II   The Bengal He Lived In   THE SOCIETY by which Bankim was formed, was the young Bengal of the fifties, the most extraordinary perhaps that India has yet seen, -a society electric with thought and loaded to the brim with passion. Bengal was at that time the theatre of a great intellectual awakening. A sort of miniature Renascence was in process. An ardent and imaginative race, long bound down in the fetters of a single tradition, had had suddenly put into its hands the key to a new world thronged with the beautiful or profound creations of Art and Learning. From this meeting of a foreign Art and civilisation with a temperament differing from the temperament which
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/On Art - Two Pictures.htm
Two Pictures   THE Modern Review and Prabasi are doing monthly a service to the country the importance of which cannot be exaggerated. The former review is at present the best conducted and the most full of valuable matter of any in India. But good as are the articles which fill the magazine from month to month, the whole sum of them is outweighed in value by the single page which gives us the reproduction of some work of art by a contemporary Indian painter. To the lover of beauty and the lover of his country every one of these delicately executed blocks is an event of importance in his life within. The reviews by brin
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/The Chandranagar Manuscript - Passing Thoughts (1).htm
Part Six   The Chandernagore Manuscript   Sri Aurobindo wrote all the pieces in this part in 1910. He did not publish any of them himself, but many were published in 1920 ­ 22 without his editorial supervision. They are reproduced here from his manuscripts.   Passing Thoughts [1]   Religion in Europe   There is no word so plastic and uncertain in its meaning as the word religion. The word is European and, therefore, it is as well to know first what the Europeans mean by it. In this matter we find them, -when they can be got to thin
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/Notes On the Mahabharata.htm
On the Mahabharata       Notes on the Mahabharata   of Krishna Dwypaiana Vyasa.   prepared with a view to disengage the original epic of Krishna of the island from the enlargements, accretions and additions made by Vyshampaian, Ugrosravas & innumerable other writers. by Aurobindo Ghose   Proposita. An epic of the Bharatas was written by Krishna of the Island called Vyasa, in 24,000 couplets or something more, less at any rate than 27,000, on the subject of the great civil
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Early Cultural Writings/Bankim - Our Hope in the Future.htm
VII   Our Hope in the Future   BUT PROFOUND as have been its effects, this revolution is yet in its infancy. Visible on every side, in the waning influence of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, in the triumph of the Bengali language, in the return to Hinduism, in the pride of birth, the angry national feeling and the sensitiveness to insult, which are growing more and more common among our young men, it has nevertheless only begun its work and has many more fields to conquer. Calcutta is yet a stronghold of the Philistines; officialdom is honeycombed with the antinational tradition: in politics and social reform the workings of the new movement are yet obscure. The Angl