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Kashmir, Pakistan and the Indo-Afghan Treaty

Article by Amal Kiran on Azad Kashmir, Pakistan's true nature and the significance of the Indo-Afghan Treaty

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Kashmir – International Cockpit

                      Kashmir- International Cockpit The Vital World-Issues at Stake hen President Truman and Prime Minister Attlee made an appeal to India and Pakistan to submit to arbitration on the Kashmir issue, what had appeared to many people a purely local affair, a merely Indo-Pak problem, […]

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The Plebiscite in Kashmir

Article by Amal Kiran on the inappropriateness of a Plebiscite in Kashmir

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Protected: Teaching Resources EAVP 5B

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Rishi – the word in the light of Sri Aurobindo

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” The thing has been seen by the seer, he is the drashta & to him Veda is drishti; it is spoken to the hearer & he sees, indirectly, through the medium of the word what the seer has seen by the self-vision, directly; to the hearer, Veda is śruti.”    – Sri Aurobindo on the […]

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Greece

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1. Why is Greece special, and how do we get to the heart of ancient Greece? 2. What was the Greek conception of life? A brief article contrasting the ideals of Hellenic culture with modern civilization. 3. What about Greek ‘city states’ led to democratic ideas in later Europe? How did life in ancient Athens […]

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Discovering Greece before getting there

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I’ve been fascinated by Greece ever since I first heard of the great poet Homer, and since then subconsciously I’ve thought of Greece as ‘the land of Homer’, romanticizing the idea of his two epic poems as carrying the soul of this phenomenal ancient civilisation. Why Greece is special The ancient world is deeply fascinating […]

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On the Greek mind, Hellenic culture and us ‘moderns’

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γνῶθι σεαυτόν  |  Know thyself What was the Greek conception of life? At the very start of the classic work ‘The Human Cycle’, in an essay titled ‘The Age of Individualism and Reason’, Sri Aurobindo makes a remark on one of the determining characteristics that enabled 14th century Europe to be reborn and recast into […]

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On Critiquing Art – Form, Spirit and Intention

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You will see umpteen works of Greek sculpture throughout Greece, and even Italy, for Rome took Greek art as its inspiration and is bound by it to this day. But you will likely see these through the prism of your prior experiences, whether European or Asiatic. We appreciate all sculpture that we find beautiful, but […]

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On the power of Greek poetry

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The Greeks found it hard to realize political unity, but they were bound together psychologically through the soul-revealing words of their epic poems, just as, to this day, India’s epics bind the remotest corners of the country together. In describing the effect of poetry in moulding people and civilisations, Sri Aurobindo remarks that A little […]

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