September 24, 2006

On Savitri

Nolini Kanta Gupta
A collection of 6 essays on “Savitri”: Savitri, God’s Debt, Readings in “Savitri”, Notes on “Savitri”, The Opening Scene of “Savitri” and The Human Divine, with a preface by Dr. M.V. Nadkarni. Dreamer and revolutionary, linguist, scholar, critic, poet, philosopher and man of deep spiritual realisation, Nolini Kanta Gupta stands foremost among the men of this century who are destined to leave their mark on generations to come.
Born on 13 January 1889 of a cultured and well-to-do familiy in Bengal, he came early in his teens under the influence of Sri Aurobindo, the revolutionary par excellence, and ”a mighty prophet of Indian Nationalism” of the age. After having spent a year in jail as an under-trial prisoner in the historic Alipore Bomb Case, he was taken in hand by sri Aurobindo and with him he remained ever since. He passed away at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram on 7 February 1984.
This volume was originally conceived to be a comprehensive volume including all the articles of Nolinikanta Gupta on ”Savitri” in both English and Bengali. But Jayantilal Parekh wanted it to be a booklet in English only and containing the articles written by Nolinida exclusively on ”Savitri” Hence it had to be reduced to only these six articles contained in this volume. I also told Jayantilalda that I am going to request Dr. M.V. Nadkarni to write a preface for this book. But inspite of Dr. Nadkarni‘s willingness and best of efforts the preface could not be completed and shown to Jayantilalda since he passed away.
The blessings of the Avatar of the Supreme - Sri Aurobindo - has been invoked by adding as an appendix what he himself has said in his author‘s note on ”Savitri” to make this volume complete in all respects. ISBN 81-7058-628-3, 40 pp., EUR 4,00 Contents Compiler`s Note Preface by Dr. M.V. Nadkarni Savitri God`s Debt Readings in “Savitri”Notes on “Savitri” The Opening Scene of “Savitri” The Human Divine Zurück zu Medien “Savitri”

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