June 22, 2011

Churn the abstract thought of Sri Aurobindo

Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Jadavpur University Co-ordinator Of Centre: Prof. INDRANI SANYAL Ph.: 2414-6666 (O) Extn:2638 
Giant strides in Science and Technology, mass political awakening, increasing interaction among people of diverse faiths, cultures and value systems, globalization of economy creating greater social and economic mobility during the last century have released new forces in the process of evolution which need to be channelised and harnessed fruitfully for constructive purposes. This requires concurrent transformation in the inner dimensions of human personality by horizontal and vertical expansion of consciousness levels. Education, refashioned remodelled and re envisioned, to meet the needs of emerging trends, has to play a seminal role in the future destiny of man on earth.
            The University of Lucknow believes that the philosophic base provided by Sri Aurobindo, is fertile enough for the saplings of present and future Indian Education. What is required today is to plough the field. There is a need of a platform on which scholars of diverse disciplines assemble and churn the abstract thought of Sri Aurobindo and bring out an educational plan and sound research base where experiments in theory and practice of education on lines of Sri Aurobindo may be done and tested. Keeping this in mind a centre of Sri Aurobindo Studies was established in the year 2008 under the auspices of U.G.C. scheme of epoch making social thinkers. Coordinator: Prof. Subodh Kumar. Assistant Coordinator: Dr. Amita Bajpai
Purpose of the Centre   
1.                  The centre will act as a nodal centre devoted to collection, conservation and preservation of primary and secondary sources of information and to collect the research studies and projects as completed so far on Sri Aurobindo.
2.         The centre will act as a platform for interaction and exchange of ideas of the scholars belonging to divergent fields of knowledge and higher level thinking and critique.
3.         The centre will also endeavour to find out possibilities to infuse Sri Aurobindo’s thought at various plug points in the Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses as well as the curricula of various Social Science and Teacher Education Programmes run by different University Departments.
4.         The purpose of the centre will also be to formulate research projects and implement the same.
VISION: Integral Development and growth of an individual through an in depth study and understanding of life, as a result of the true synthesis of  all encompassing information, native purpose of learning and the wisdom, enabling one to attain perfection and transformation into an enlightened being. 
MISSION: To bring to the students and the staff an opportunity to arrive at the understanding of the fundamental principles of Integral  Education in the Light of Sri Aurobindo, the prophet of modern philosophy, and the founder of National Education Concept.
ESTABLISHMENT: 24th November, 1995.  E-Magazines
1. DR. H. MAHESHWARI: 24th November 1995 to 19th November, 1997 
2  DR. DEVKINANDAN SRIVASTAVA: 3rd July 1998 to 15th April 2001 
3. DR. DILAVARSINH  JADEJA : 17th April 2001 to 26th June 2003 
4. DR. DAYASHANKAR MISHRA : 1st September 2003 to 31st August 2006. 
5. DR. PRADEEPKUMAR SINGH : 1st September 2006 to 31st Augst 2008 
6. DR. BHALENDU VAISHNAV : 1st December 2008 onwards
Coming to naturalists, they have a dismissive way of answering almost anything. To the believer, creation of life on earth is one of the manifestations of God in nature. To a naturalist, this is nothing but an accident of evolutionary processes; life simply evolved out of matter. But, as Sri Aurobindo pointed out, if the naturalists were asked how life could evolve out of matter or why evolutionary processes acted this way instead of any other, they would be in difficulty. A satisfactory answer is possible only if we accept the Upanishadic view that life is already present in matter in a dormant or veiled form. In the Geeta, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna, "Basudevah sarbamiti", that is, everything in the universe is impregnated with divinity. […]
It will therefore be more consistent with the universal trend to hope, as Sri Aurobindo did, that the same process that planted life in matter and mind in life will some day develop higher and higher levels of consciousness in us to realize, or should we say to be one with, God. Finally, to end this brief reverie, evolution is a long-drawn-out process. To reassure those who are impatient and are not prepared to wait that long, it can be said that they can attain within their life-time the same goal by their revolutionary individual efforts, as Lord Buddha did. So, there is no reason for despair. [The above is based, in parts, on some ideas taken from Sri Aurobindo's "The Life Divine"] Sri Aurobindo's Writings - The Mother's Collected Works [Human quest for unity and harmony: A psycho-spiritual approach in the light of Sri Aurobindo (Sri A.B. Patel memorial lectures)  H MaheshwariSri Aurobindo and His Contemporary ThinkersIndrani SanyalUnderstanding Thoughts of Sri Aurobindo Sanyal; INdrani and Krishna Roy]

June 20, 2011

Chapter by Chapter psychological understanding of The Life Divine

The Life Divine - By Dr. Soumitra Basu
The Life Divine, the magnum opus of Sri Aurobindo is the agenda of the New Age, the log book of the trajectory of Consciousness that aims to manifest the Highest Truth in its totality of Knowledge and Power in the present world of imperfection and chaos.
Is that possible? How can we be free from the chains of ignorance, suffering, falsehood and death in earthly life itself?
Religions have given solutions in other worlds. The Semitic traditions promised heavenly berths for virtuous lives. Shankaracharya opined that the world of human transactions was false and the Absolute was the only Truth that could be perceived. Buddhists agreed that the world was false but they considered that the perception of the Absolute was false too. For both the traditions, the only solution was not to be born again.
The world had to wait for a solution in earthly life itself. Sri Aurobindo for the first time gives that solution in The Life Divine. In the process, he charts a new, untrodden map of consciousness that leads to an evolutionary growth manifesting new and latent powers embodied in higher models of the human being.
He not only conceptualized the manifestation of a new species of homo sapiens that surpasses the present mental consciousness but also used his Yogic powers to activate the process so that we do not , miss the chance of evolutionary growth due to our own folly, ignorance and obstinacy.
In the process he triggers off the development of new schools of Yoga, Psychology, Development, Ethics, Metaphysics and Philosophy. He explains for the first time satisfactorily how the Infinite beyond Space and Time manifests as the finite within the constraints of Space and Time. He opens up a new trajectory of Consciousness.
The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo's magnum opus and His blue-print for the human race is one of the most serious world-literature to study, deduce implications in life, yoga as well as in applied research. In status, it is a veritable Veda, a consummation of the human spiritual quest impregnated with the potentiality of the future. This book has been so long approached from philosophical, theological, mystical and spiritual perspectives. IIYP has undertaken a Chapter by Chapter psychological understanding of The Life Divine. No doubt this is a very difficult task as metaphysical concepts have to be manifested in psychological fields. This can only be possible because The Life Divine is not a mere theoretical construct but an experiential reality
List of the Articles Available
1.         A psychological Approach to Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine : SET – I Dr. Soumitra Basu            Old           
2.         A psychological Approach to Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine : CHAP V Dr. Soumitra Basu            Old           
3.         A psychological Approach to Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine : CHAPTER V Post Script – I to IV Dr. Soumitra Basu          Old     
7.         A psychological Approach to Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine : CHAPTER VI Dr. Soumitra Basu  Old           
8.         A psychological Approach to Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine : CHAPTER VI POST SCRIPT – I Dr. Soumitra Basu          Old     
No.      Article            Author            Status Download
1.         Nomenclature Apropos of Sri Aurobindo's Psychological System : A historical Note and Reappraisal (Published in Mother India , Vol. LVIII, No. 10 , 2005. in Sri Aurobindo Ashram  journal Dr. Soumitra Basu and Dr. K. Krishna Mohan     Old     
2.         Non - Local Research and Sri Aurobindo’s Philosophy (Published in "I nit iat ion - Spiritual Insights on Life, Art, and Psychology" by "Sri Aurobindo Society, Hyderabad" : First Edition, 2004) Michael Miovic            New   
3.         The Organismic Psychology of Andras Angyal in Relation to Sri Aurobindo’s Philosophy of Integral Nondualism (Published in "The Integral Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo - A Commemorative Symposium Edited by Haridas Chaudhuri and Frederic Spiegelberg" by GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD.) RICHARD P. MARSH     New   
4.         Psychotherapy - a spiritual approach Dr. Alok Pandey New   
5.         The Amazing phenomenon of extra-sensory perception of nuclear structure and subatomic particles Dr. Mahadeva Srinivasan            New   
7.         The Caste System Of India - An Aurobindonian Perspective Dr. Soumitra Basu      New   
8.         Time and Health                  
9.         Summary of The National Workshop        Dr. Soumitra Basu   New   
MIRRAVISION TRUST is named after Mirra Alfassa, the Mother of Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram, Pondicherry who is the executrix of Sri Aurobindo’s vision as well as his spiritual collaborator in the new evolutionary world of manifesting future models of human being. Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry has graciously allowed MIRRAVISION TRUST to use as a logo for the Institute for Integral Yoga Psychology, an emblem (a modified Sri Aurobindo’s symbol) designed by the Mother Herself and given to Dr. A.S. Dalal for a new defunct center in East Africa.
Mirravision food and herbals is a food-unit manufacturing healthy farm-based  food  products (jams,  pickles , vegetable  sauces)   whose  profits  will  support  Mirravision Trust (the sponsor of Institute for Integral Yoga Psychology)
The Life Divine, the magnum opus of Sri Aurobindo is the agenda of the New Age, ... The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo's magnum opus and His blue-print for the ...
Train of thoughts halts at Cantonment Indian Express Posted on Jun 20, 2011
While the first concentrates on the earlier and formative years, the latter represents his teachings and morals along with his decision on attending the Parliament of Religion in Chicago, in 1893. His address at the Parliament of Religion is also framed.
The board at the far end of the second coach summons the exhibition with Swami Vivekananda’s signature and one-liners from personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sri Aurobindo.
S A K S I is a Spiritual movement. The aim is to spread the message of Veda and SriAurobindo, which imparts awarenessto lead a beautiful, harmonious, creative and happy life, individually and collectively. SAKSI News Letter is bi-monthly. March - April 2011
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June 18, 2011

We change the world by changing ourselves

Dr. Rebello would change the future by resurrecting a four year old programme. The discussion on the previous post initiated by him makes no dent on his approach. The second independence is the freedom from our little selves - we change the world by changing ourselves. Baba Ramdev is a case of point. He started with the strong advantage of four ministers waiting for his arrival at the airport, that is how seriously the government took his agitation, but blew it up by placing himself above his cause. As a teacher of the ancient wisdom, he should have known better. Anna Hazare is discovering to his chagrin the stonewalling capacity of the established interests that do not want change. The problem is age old. The Indian establishment also resisted Sri Aurobindo: Aurobindo’s Opposition
There are a few web site that have so distorted the truth of issues surrounding the Lives of Sri Aurobindo as to be almost comical in their presentation of events. The blog Savitri Era which acts as the apologist for the worst fundamentalist tendencies in a fraction of the "Mother's devotees" is perhaps better called the Savitri Scandal Era due to its editorial policy. In spite of its mostly incoherent posts Savitri Era perhaps best qualifies to be called the scandal sheet of Integral Yoga because of the new lows that it sinks to on an almost daily basis in mounting personal attacks on individuals. But even the Savitri Era hardly matches the audacity of conceit and muddled thinking of the blog called the Mirror of Tomorrow (MOT). Posted in Purna Yoga/Praxis | 1 Comment
Note the following words—“presumably”, “does not seem”, “seems to have”, “may have”, “would have”. Is this history or guesswork?
S A K S I is a Spiritual movement. The aim is to spread the message of Veda and SriAurobindo, which imparts awarenessto lead a beautiful, harmonious, creative and happy life, individually and collectively.
SAKSI has its own library, having available commentaries on Vedas and treatises pertaining to the Vedas, works of Sri Aurobindo, The Mother, Ramana Maharshi. Sri Vasishtha Ganapati Muni, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swamy Vivekananda, Sri T. V. Kapali Sastry, Sri M. P. Pandit, etc., apart from many research papers on the philosophy and yoga of Sri Aurobindo. Provision is made for those who are interested in spirituality and culture to avail of the facility of reference, in house. SAKSI News Letter is bi-monthly. March - April 2011
Annai Women's College (Arts&science) TNPL Road, Punnamchathram Karur was established in the academic year 2007-2008 by the Annai Sri Aurobindo Educational Trust, Karur. …Sri Aurobindo College of Nursing which functions in the same campus offers B.Sc., Nursing, GNM & Post basic B.Sc., Nursing courses. Both the Institutions are approved by the Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Management & Science Indore - Sri ...
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Management & Science Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, conducts MBA, PGDM, and PGDM (HM) programmes.
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology. Bus Route No. -6 (NEW BUS). Driver -. ( WEF from: 22/11/2010). Note: 1. Please reach atleast 05 minutes before the ...
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June 14, 2011

We feel safest to learn this lesson from Sri Aurobindo

Shiva Vangara has left a new comment on your post "Tara Jauhar's new book The Mother: Selected Photos...": My dear other self Tushar, 
I've just seen these two volumes last night....they are compiled with deep love and great treasure for her true children...
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From Joy Roy Choudhury
Paul Gauguin’s The Seed of Areoi (1892): A Higher Bodhi Embodiment of the Radiant Phalanxes of the Sun
New Consciousness Analogue: French Painter Paul Gauguin & Friedrich’s The Monk by the Sea (1808-10): Self-Meditative Reflexes of the Consciousness in Art & Beyond

We will shine: transparent futures of consciousness - from Gidley - 2011 -
... 2 When you understand how Steiner did his research, it is also not surprising that his description of the multi-layered human being, from the most material layer to the most spiritual layer is very similar to that given by renowned Indian master, Sri Aurobindo Ghose. ... 

Similarities between neurological and yogic models of human memory - from S Joshi - Journal of New Approaches to Medicine and Health, 2011 -
... of memory. In recent times, Sri Aurobindo has classified human memory into three types. In ... cerebellum (8). Now we will examine the yogic view of memory as described by Sri Aurobindo. Sri Aurobindo's view of memory. The ... 

Spirituality as Faith in Relation to Management MJ Thompson - Spirituality and Ethics in Management, 2011 - Springer
... Virtuous work is that which is done, in the words of Sri Aurobindo, “without vanity or crude
self-assertion or claim for position or prestige, [it is] done for the sake of the Divine alone and
at the command of the Divine” (Aurobindo, 1993: p. 129). ... Aurobindo, Sri. ... 

Spirit-centered, rajashi leadership SK Chakraborty - Spirituality and Ethics in Management, 2011 - Springer
... Logical positivism has taught us to repudiate any reality or truth above our conventional sensual grasp. Now, for a definition of spirituality we shall turn to Sri Aurobindo (1872–1950). ... We feel safest to learn this lesson from Sri Aurobindo: “Consciousness is not ... ... 

Spirituality as Faith in Relation to Management FB Spirituality - Spirituality and Ethics in Management, 2011 -
... Virtuous work is that which is done, in the words of Sri Aurobindo,“without vanity or crude
self-assertion or claim for position or prestige, [it is] done for the sake of the Divine alone and
at the command of the Divine” (Aurobindo, 1993: p. 129). ... Aurobindo, Sri. ... 

Savitri Book I, Canto I The Symbol Dawn D Banerji - Sraddha, 2011 -
... in the course of history—in short, a Grace of the Eternal, which can only be received and never demanded as a right and which has been offered to terrestrial evolution by the birth of the Divine Mother amongst us, side by side with that of Sri Aurobindo the Supramental Avatar. ... 

Reason and Rationality in Hindu Studies - from oxfordjournals.orgJ Frazier - The Journal of Hindu Studies, 2011 -
... it was perhaps the relinquishing of systematicity as a goal in religious and philosophical thinking in favour of a more free and individual style of reflection, by prominent 'modern' Hindu thinkers such as Swami Vivekananda, Dayananda Sarasvati, and Sri Aurobindo, that led to ... 

... Before considering the reformer who incorporated Darwinism most decisively into Vedānta, we briefly mention Sri Aurobindo, who made extensive use of Darwin's theory, but who is difficult to evaluate on account of the complexity of his philosophy and the fact that he appears to ...

Religion and Violence in Hindu Traditions JD Long - 2011 - Wiley Online Library
... This is in contrast with the politically charged stance of Hindu national- ists and their intellectual forebears, like Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Sri Aurobindo, who view violence as at times necessary to defend Hindu dharma. ... Ghose , Aurobindo (Sri Aurobindo) ( 1972 ). ...

... As a scholar of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) and Sri Aurobindo (1872–1950)
she examines societal evolution, contemporary social inequalities, and defines an inclusive
futuristic vision of human reality in both cosmic and social contexts. ... 

Sociology as a Quest for a Good Society - AK Giri - Journal of Human Values, 2011 -
... The advocates of spirituality can acknowledge this theoretically by referring to the vision
and practice of experimenters in human history such as Sri Aurobindo (1970) who talks
about the Life Divine and building of spiritual communities. ... 

4 Western Hindutva C Jaffrelot… - … and Globalization in South Asia and Its …, 2011 -
... the Ramakrishna Mission, founded in 1897 by Swami Vivekananda; the Divine Life Society,
created in 1936 by Swami Shivananda; the Chinmaya Mission, founded in 1953 by Swami
Chinmayanand (one of the founding fathers of the VHP); the Sri Aurobindo Society, initiated in ... 

BR Ambedkar's challenge to the Puranic past - N Jabbar - Postcolonial Studies, 2011 -
... until his nation needs him by Edward Burne-Jones in The Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, one of
Woodroffe's favourite paintings, was therefore an apt analogy for the judge's tireless work amongst the Orientalists.58 The obvious unanswered question raised by Aurobindo is who or ... 

June 11, 2011

Sri Aurobindo’s Evolutionary Ontology of Consciousness

Gurus guide a passage to supremacy Matt Wade June 11, 2011 Sydney Morning Herald
Hindu holy men such as Sri Aurobindo, Vinoba Bhave and Mahatma Gandhi have played a powerful role in Indian politics for more than a century. Modern-day swamis, including Ramdev, follow in this tradition. The former prime minister Indira Gandhi relied...
Enter the Godmen Business Standard
Sri Aurobindo was a freedom fighter, a revolutionary and a political activist jailed for his political views even while he embarked on his great spiritual journey. Swami Vivekananda concerned himself with not only inner growth and personal evolution ...
Sri Aurobindo Ghosh had said that the “Hindu religion is really the eternal religion because it embraces all others”. But it was only a way of life that is emphasised, the righteous way, so it is referred to as the 'Sanatana Dharma'. ...
Integral Yoga realizes the One in the Many & unity in the undifferentiated Self & the infinite diversity of manifestation. ... 
This article tries to explain how first-person, yoga-based research can be made rigorous and reliable.
In this article a comparison is drawn between Sri Aurobindo's evolutionary conceptualization of consciousness and the concepts of consciosuness more commonly encountered in contemporary consciousness sudies. A number of ontological and epistemological questions arising out of this comparison are discussed.
Dr. Mangesh Nadkarni’s reply to Ameeta Mehra (Gnostic Centre) regarding the impact of Relics on the larger collective atmosphere, 31 May 2007
I wanted to spread the message of spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo and I have done it,†he said. Narrating his experience, he said he had suffered snow blindness and frostbite and had to be air-lifted to Kathmandu during his return trek. ...
A primary-school teacher, Jogabyasa Bhoi, from Orissa, India, seeks to spread the message of the Indian revolutionary Sri Aurobindo by making the climb. Mr Bhoi told Ecumenical News International: “Aurobindo believed India would have spiritual ...
Members of Patanjali Yoga Samiti, Gayatri Parivar, Sai Samiti, Prajapita Bramha Kumaris, Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh and Sri Aurobindo Ashram from Pottangi, Nandapur, Sunabeda, Damanjodi, Kotpad, Jeypore, Laxmipur and Boriguma participated in the ...
Sri Aurobindo enlightens us with this insight: “Self-justification is always a sign of ego and ignorance. Insensitivity is the result or sign of an inflated ego.” Remember these words so that you're never led astray by your lower self. ...
Sri Aurobindo Sri Aurobindo Ashram, for the following selections from the Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library (1970-1973): "The Sevenfold Chord of Being," 18: 262-270; Sri Aurobindo on Dharma, 13: 163; Sri Aurobindo on Karma-yoga,...
This book examines a regional culture as it was subjected to acute interpretative stress for much of the nineteenth century.
Aurobindo, Sri. 1972. The fifteenth of August 1947. In Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library. Vol. 26. ... Aurobindo, Sri and the Mother. 1995. A new education for a new consciousness. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram. ...

June 04, 2011

Whitehead’s revisionist take on God

Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory Patrick Wilcken (Hardcover - Oct 7, 2010) In the years that Lévi-Strauss published these pioneering works, Wilcken observes, tribal societies seemed to hold the answers to the most profound questions about the human mind. Following the great anthropologist from São Paulo to the Brazilian interior, and from New York to Paris, Patrick Wilcken's Claude Lévi- Strauss is both an evocative journey and an intellectual biography of one of the twentieth-century's most influential minds.
Art and Responsibility: A Phenomenology of the Diverging Paths of Rosenzweig and Heidegger Jules Simon (Hardcover - Mar 24, 2011) Compares the philosophies of Rosenzweig and Heidegger to elucidate their diverging ethical paths and to indicate philosophical consequences. Jules Simon is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy, at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA.
Mythology, Madness, and Laughter: Subjectivity in German Idealism Markus Gabriel, Slavoj Zizek (Hardcover - Dec 1, 2009) Engaging with three central figures of the German idealist movement, Hegel, Schelling and Fichte, Gabriel and Zizek, who here shows himself to be one of the most erudite and important scholars of German idealism, ask how is it possible for Being to appear in reflection without falling back into traditional metaphysics. By applying idealistic theories of reflection and concrete subjectivity, including the problem of madness and everydayness in Hegel, this hugely important book aims to reinvigorate a philosophy of finitude and contingency, topics at the forefront of contemporary European philosophy.
Thinking with Whitehead: A Free and Wild Creation of Concepts - Isabelle Stengers (Author), Michael Chase (Translator), Bruno Latour (Foreword) She demonstrates that the implications of Whitehead’s philosophical theories and specialized knowledge of the various sciences come yoked with his innovative, revisionist take on God. Whitehead’s God exists within a specific epistemological realm created by a radically complex and often highly mathematical language. Isabelle Stengers teaches philosophy of science at the Free University of Brussels. Bruno Latour is Professor at the Center for the Study of Innovation at the School of Mines, Paris.
The Primacy of Grammar (Bradford Books) Nirmalangshu Mukherji (Hardcover - Mar 5, 2010) A proposal that the biolinguistic approach to human languages may have identified, beyond the study of language, a specific structure of the human mind. Nirmalangshu Mukherji is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delhi.
Theory after Derrida: Essays in Critical Praxis Kailash Baral (Editor), R. Radhakrishnan (Editor) The central question that it asks is whether we should dismiss Derrida as a thinker who espoused an extreme form of relativism, bordering on nihilism, or has he something fundamental to contribute to the future of theory. Could it be that deconstruction is not destruction but a possibility that casts doubts on whether the present can have faith in future? Professor and Director, EFL Centre, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
Interpretation and Transformation: Explorations in Art and the Self. (Value Inquiry Book S.) Michael Krausz (Paperback - Feb 21, 2007) explores philosophical issues of interpretation and its cultural objects. It also addresses commensuration and understanding among languages, conceptual schemes, symbol systems, reference frames, and the like. 
From Political Theory to Political Theology: Religious Challenges and the Prospects of Democracy (Continuum Resources Religion & Poltcal Cult) Peter Losonczi, Aakash Singh (Paperback - May 18, 2010) The relationship between religion and politics is both fascinating and challenging, and recent years have seen substantial changes in the way this relationship is studied. Aimed at undergraduates studying in this area, titles in this series look specifically at the key topics involved in the relationship between religion and politics, taking into account a broad range of religious perspectives, and presenting clear, approachable texts for students grappling with often complex concepts. Peter Losonczi is Associate Professor at the Institute for Intercultural Studies at teh University of West Hungary (Szombathely), Hungary
Aakash Singh is Research Professor at the Centre for Ethics and Global Politics at Luiss University of Rome, Italy.
Wronging Rights?: Philosophical Challenges for Human Rights (Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought) Aakash Singh Rathore (Editor), Alex Cistelecan (Editor)  This book brings together two of the most powerful and relevant philosophical critiques of human rights: the post-colonialist and the post-Althusserian
Reading Hegel: The Introductions (Transmission) G. W. F. Hegel (Author), Aakash Singh (Editor), Rimina Mohapatra (Editor) This book provides the opportunity to discern how the ideas of these later thinkers may have originally germinated in Hegel's writings, as well as to penetrate Hegel's worldview in his own words, his grand architecture of the journey of the Spirit.
Indian Political Thought: A Reader Aakash Singh (Editor), Silika Mohapatra (Editor) (Paperback - Aug 19, 2010)  Presenting a canon of names and offering a framework for further research within the broad thematic categories, this is a timely and invaluable reference tool, indispensable to both students and scholars. Silika Mohapatra is Research Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Delhi, India. 
Eros Turannos: Leo Strauss & Alexandre Kojeve Debate on Tyranny Aakash Singh (Paperback - Oct 26, 2005) Eros Turannos analyzes the debates between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve. Their debates are contextualized through the Platonic notion of a likeness between the psuche (soul) and the polis (city). This classical notion is updated through contemporary philosopher William Desmond's linked accounts of eros and tyranny.