An Atrocious Biography

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An Atrocious Biography

Authored by RY Deshpande
Edition: 1

The Lives of Sri Aurobindo authored by Peter Heehs and published by the Columbia University Press is utter falsification of the vision and work of Sri Aurobindo. It revels in lurid details. About spiritual experiences it voices half-truths. It calls Sri Aurobindo's main work Savitri a "fictional creation". There is the constant doublespeak in the biography. Everywhere the intention is to denigrate the Master-Yogi. Peter Heehs follows Freud's royal road to the unconscious. In this presentation he is actually toeing the line of the Chicago School of Wendy Doniger to downgrade Indian tradition and all that is noble and Indian. Its objective seems to be to offer to a certain brand of intellectuals sleazy soap-operas that can provide aberrant entertainment. Yet why should one like Mr Heehs? 'cause he can cause more drama than a "naked chick in the Vatican" or, for that matter, in the editorial room of Auroville Today.

Publication Date:
1502323109 / 9781502323101
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Literary Criticism / Books & Reading

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