October 02, 2015

Savitri and the Matrimandir

Savitri: A Study in Style and Symbolism

— Madhumita Dutta
ISBN: 978-93-80761-38-1
Publisher: Avenel Press, Burdwan
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 232
Price: Rs 200

Centred on Sri Aurobindo's vision of the gnostic being as the next stage in the evolutionary journey of man, and the poetry of the Spirit as the future poetry, this book deals primarily with the symbolic significance and stylistic features of his epic poem Savitri. Chapters explore in depth the symbolism of the yogas of Aswapati and Savitri, man's eternal quest for immortality symbolised by the transformation of Death, and the poetic style of Sri Aurobindo. The author also attempts to answer various criticisms of the poem, discusses the relevance of Sri Aurobindo's language and style to his subject matter, and concludes with her thoughts on the poem's message for the world today.

Matrimandir and the Park of Unity

— Ireno Guerci
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research, Auroville 
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 127
Price: Rs 1200

In this book of colour photographs, the Matrimandir and its surroundings are portrayed in many modes. The first section, "The Place", evokes the beauty and many moods of the area through some dramatic pictures. The next section, "The Work", shows different aspects of work, from the construction stages to painting, cleaning and polishing, landscaping and planting, and maintaining the golden disks. The final section, "The People", features the residents of Auroville, many of them children, as they celebrate, meditate, and interact with the Matrimandir and its gardens. An introduction provides a brief history of the Matrimandir, beginning with the Mother's conception and her vision of the Matrimandir as "the central cohesive force" for the growth of Auroville. (From SABDA Newsletter)
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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