Richard Hartz studied philosophy at Yale University and South Asian languages and literature at the University of Washington. Since 1980 he has lived in Pondicherry, India, where he is an independent scholar studying Asian languages and cultures with a particular focus on Sanskrit literature and the writings of Sri Aurobindo. These essays reflect the perspective of a Westerner who has long been immersed personally, intellectually and spiritually in an Eastern civilization.
1. “The Normality of the Supernormal: Siddhis in Sri Aurobindo’s Record of Yoga”, Yoga and Parapsychology: Empirical Research and Theoretical Essays, ed. K. Ramakrishna Rao (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2010).
2. “The Everlasting Yes: Savitri, the Epic of Affirmation”, Situating Sri Aurobindo: A Reader, ed. Peter Heehs (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013).