The Meeting of the East and the West: in Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy (Paperback) by S.K. Maitra Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publications Department (January 1, 1988) ISBN: 8170580781 Customer Reviews: Write an online review and share your thoughts with other customers. My respectful gratitude to Dr Maitra, October 4, 2005 Reviewer: savitriera - See all my reviews Amazon.com Home This is, by far, the most outstanding primer to introduce the intricacies of Sri Aurobindo's insights to mainstream academicians in their language. Lucidity and brevity are the hallmarks of this philosophical commentary. Many find it easy to nurse the notion that western philosophy doesn't hold much value before the Integral Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. On the contrary, Dr Maitra delineates the elements of the western thought precisely to emphasize how essential it is, in order to decipher the voluminous writings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.