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/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Talk at Jadavpur University On 26th March 2005.htm
Talk at Jadavpur University on 26th March 2005 Relevance of Sri Aurobindo in Modern India I consider it a great honour to have been invited to speak at this hallowed centre of learning in Calcutta. As you are all aware, the forerunner of this University was the Bengal National College and Sri Aurobindo was its first principal. In addition to Sri Aurobindo, there were other eminent personalities on the teaching staff of the College such as Raja Subodh Chandra Mallik, Brajendra Kishore Roychowdhury, Rash Behari Ghosh, and Rabindranath Tagore to name just a few. Sri Aurobindo who was the first principal
Title: Mother
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Mother's Role in the 1971 War.htm
Mother’s Role in the 1971 War   Sri Aurobindo retired from active political life in 1910. But this did not mean, as it was then supposed, that he had retired into some height of spiritual experience devoid of any further interest in the world or in the fate of India. It could not mean that, for the very principle of his Yoga was not only to realise the Divine and attain to a complete spiritual consciousness, but also to take all life and all world activity into the scope of this spiritual consciousness and action and to base life on the Spirit and give it a spiritual meaning.   Consequently even in his retirement, Sri Aurobindo k
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Education for Indian schools.htm
 A Note on Education for Indian schools Any system of education, whether it is national or regional, has first to decide on the goals, the aim and purpose of education. It is indispensable to have an absolute clarity on this level for all that follows will depend on this first foundation. It will be therefore proper to first decide on the goals and the aim of education from the Indian perspective. There are three things, which have to be taken into account in a true and living education: first, man as an individual in his commonness with others as well as his uniqueness, second, the Indian nation, and la
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Impact of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo on Indian Freedom Movement.htm
Impact of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo on Indian Freedom Movement     KITTU REDDY   If you look at the freedom movement, even before the Sepoy Mutiny, there is a very strong evidence of sannyasins having played a very important role in the freedom movement. During the Sepoy Mutiny, it has been recorded that the sannyasins played a very active role. Shivaji is not complete without Rāmdas. The Brahmin power and the Kshatriya power have to go together.   The second point I would like to remind you is that ancient Indian polity was highly developed. Since the very beginning of Indian history, religion played a very important part and
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Books/A Vision of United India/The Second World War.htm
Chapter 8   The Second World War   Then, there came the Second World War. The Congress party had to take a decision as to whether it should support the Allies, remain neutral, or oppose them. The Congress party dithered for some time but finally decided to first remain uninvolved and finally, to even oppose the British. This step proved to be disastrous for India. From the occult point of view, it was a very serious mistake that resulted in opening the doors to hostile forces.   The Mother said in May 1941: "The world situation is critical today. India's fate too hangs in the balance. There was a time when India was absolutely secure; there was no danger o
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Books/A Vision of United India/India under the British.htm
Chapter 4   India under the British   The British came to India originally as traders through the East India Company during the rule of Jehangir in the 16th century. The chief aim of the British at that time was to make an impact on the Dutch hold on the spice trade and to establish a lasting outpost. But the company soon established its military and political dominance in India. By 1834, the East India Company was no more a trading company; it became the official ruler of India. Eventually, the company assumed complete domination of India and encroached on each and every aspect of her life. The company was very successful till the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. The mutiny ended a
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Books/A Vision of United India/A Brief History of the unification of Vietnam.htm
Chapter 4   A Brief History of the unification of Vietnam   Vietnam was reunified on Apr. 30, 1975, with democratic South Vietnam absorbed by communist North Vietnam by force. The reunification is a typical example where one people divided by ideological confrontation of democracy on one side, and communism on the other, was unified by force under socialist revolutionary strategies and tactics. In Chinese, Vietnam means going over to the South. This indicates that people in Vietnam were driven away to the South by outside powers in the North. The name of the country attests to its historical hardship of having been subject to numerous foreign invasions. Historic
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Books/A Vision of United India/ Address by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah At Lahore Session of Muslim League March, 1940.htm
Address by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah At Lahore Session of Muslim League March, 1940   Ladies and Gentlemen:   We are meeting today in our session after fifteen months. The last session of the All-India Muslim League took place at Patna in December 1938. Since then many developments have taken place. I shall first shortly tell you what the All-India Muslim League had to face after the Patna session of 1938. You remember that one of the tasks, which was imposed on us and which is far from completed yet, was to organise Muslim Leagues all over India. We have made enormous progress during the last fifteen months in this direction. I am glad
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Books/A Vision of United India/The advent of Gandhi.htm
Chapter 6   The advent of Gandhi   In the next phase, it was Gandhi who dominated the scene. From the time that Gandhi entered politics, the Congress was only an expression and mouthpiece of the ideas and principles of Gandhi.   This period is of great importance in the history of India as it gave a new direction to Indian politics; whether this direction was the right one is debatable and the battle regarding this is still going on. What is needed now is clarity of vision and understanding that will help in putting the right values in the right perspective of the Indian background and thus prepare for the future evolution of India. But before we come to that sta
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Books/A Vision of United India/Brief history of the unification of Germany.htm
Chapter 3   Brief history of the unification of Germany   After the Second World War, the German nation was broken up into two parts, East Germany and West Germany. The eastern part was under the Communist influence of the Soviet Union and the western part was under the influence of the Western world. But despite these ideological differences and the Cold War, the internal oneness that was the foundation of the German nation always remained and finally proved stronger. The Berlin Wall was pulled down and the German nation once again became united.   Upon its surrender to the allied forces on May 8, 1945, the U.S., Britain, F