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Philosophy and Practice by: Indrani Sanyal , Anirban Ganguly

The book elaborates and analyses various strands of Sri Aurobindo’s thoughts on education. It also explores classical Indian model for education, with the viewpoints of some of his distinguished contemporaries like Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, J. Krishnamurti and others.


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ISBN: 9788186921562
Year Of Publication: 2011
Edition: 1st
Pages : x, 347 p.
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Decent Books
Size: 23
Weight: 650


The anthology Education: Philosophy and Practice, an academic initiative of the Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Jadavpur University, elaborates and analyses various strands of Sri Aurobindo’s thoughts on education. Sri Aurobindo divorced from history (especially from the very political atmosphere of the period, when it was a colonial India) is difficult to situate. The present study, keeping Sri Aurobindo’s ideas on education central to it, also explores classical Indian model of education, the Bengal National model for education and also explores viewpoints of some of his distinguished contemporaries like Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Sister Nivedita, Ananda Coomaraswamy and others. Sri Aurobindo, as a practical guide, as an acarya in the typical classical Upanisadic model, had far-reaching influences upon his disciples. This volume is an eye-opener for the subject on professional ethics for teachers and on the inter-personal relation between the teacher and student. The present volume consists of twelve essays which are analytic, informative and is lucid in style. This is a well-rounded text for students and an essential reference for researchers. This volume is surely helpful in the domain of Sri Aurobindo Studies.


1. Sri Aurobindo and his Philosophy of Education
— Aparna Banerjee
2. Sri Aurobindo’s Views on Education and its Relevance
— Sushmita Bhowmik
3. Physical Education: An Essential item of Integral Education
— Indrani Sanyal
4. Roots of Violence: Insights from Education
— Anirban Ganguly
5. Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Education in Contemporary Higher Education
— Debashish Banerji
6. Education for a Faith in the Future
— Manoj Das
7. The Indian Education System and Tagore’s Unmitigated Pain
— Shefali Moitra
8. Gandhian Education: Aesthetic Perspectives
— Mohit Chakrabarti
9. Nationalists’Quest for Deeper Principles of Education
— Anirban Ganguly
10. J. Krishnamurti’s New Philosophy of Education
— Atashee Chatterjee Sinha
11. Sri Aurobindo and Dilip Kumar Roy
— Sachidananda Mohanty
12. Harindranath Chattopadhyay’s ”Spiritual Education” and Sri Aurobindo
— Dilip Kumar Chatterjee

Meet the Author
Dr Indrani Sanyal, Professor of Philosophy and Co-ordinator, Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, is in the teaching profession for more than thirty years now. Her areas of specialisation include Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Ethics, especially Indian Ethics and Aurobindonian Studies. Dr Sanyal has many published books to her credit, among them are: On Essentialist Claims; Understanding Thoughts of Sri Aurobindo; Sri Aurobindo and His Contemporary Thinkers; Ethics and Culture: Some Indian Reflections; Sri Aurobindo: The Poet, Philosopher and Yogi. She has also edited with an Introduction, 'A Collection of Essays' by Arabinda Basu.
Anirban Ganguly had his early education at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Puducherry, and went on to defend his doctoral thesis on Sri Aurobindo and the Indian nationalist education discourse at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He is presently a Research Fellow with Vivekananda International Foundation, a leading New Delhi-based think-tank. Anirban's interests lie in the areas of historical, civilizational and political studies, and he is currently occupied in trying to unravel attempts at creating a counter-narrative to the perception of India – historical, socio-religious – and in tracing the evolution of Indian nationalism.
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