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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sri Aurobindo

 

N .B. The origin of each quotation is indicated by the letters 

LD The Life Divine

SY The Synthesis of Yoga

HC The Human Cycle

followed by the number of the volume and/or chapter.

 

The Life Divine

The Life Divine originally appeared as a series in the philosophic monthly the Arya, published at Pondicherry, between August 1914 and January 1919.

The work was afterwards published in book form under the same title:

1st Indian edition - Arya Publishing House, Calcutta, 2 volumes (3 parts), 1939 (vol. I-I part, VIII + 441 pp.) and 1940 (vol. 11-2 parts, X, X + 1186 pp.).

In this edition the order of the chapters was somewhat modified and their text revised and enlarged in places, often considerably. This is particularly the case in the last six chapters of the work, which are much quoted in the present book: two of them were rewritten and four completely new.

2nd Indian edition - Arya Publishing House, Calcutta, 2 volumes (2 parts), 1943 (vol. I-VIII + 349 pp.) and 1944 (vol. II-X + 945 pp.).

3rd Indian edition - (Sri Aurobindo International University Centre Collection, vol. III), in one volume (VIII + 1272 pp.), Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 1955.

4th Indian edition - same as above, 1960.

5th Indian edition - as a part of Sri Aurobindo Centenary set, 1972, in two volumes (1070 pp.), also a smaller size edition for loose sale.

American edition - The Sri Aurobindo Library, New York,

N.Y., 1949, in one volume with an index (X + 1040 pp.).

French Translations - A translation of the first seven chapters was published in 1947 by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.

The last six chapters of the work have appeared both in English and French (translated by the Mother), with the subtitle 'The Spiritual Evolution', in the Bulletin of Physical Education (bilingual Quarterly), Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, from 1956, No.2 to 1957, No.4.

Translations in Indian Languages - The trilingual edition of the Bulletin of Physical Education (English, French, Hindi) has given a Hindi translation of these six chapters between the dates stated above.

There exist one complete Hindi and two Bengali translations of The Life Divine. Also one other Hindi translation in part.

 

The Synthesis of Yoga

The Synthesis of Yoga originally appeared (73 chapters) in the Arya between August 1914 and January 1921. It was incomplete when this monthly ceased.

 

Partial edition - Sri Aurobindo Library, Madras, 1948, (VIII + 283 pp.). Re-issue, under the same title but greatly revised and enlarged, of the first 12 chapters published in the Arya (Part I. The Yoga of Divine Works).

2nd Partial edition - same as above, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 1953.

American edition - The Sri Aurobindo Library, New York, N.Y., 1950. Reproduction of the Partial Indian edition (12 chapters), but with Glossary and Index (VIII + 303 pp.).

1st Complete Indian edition - Sri Aurobindo, On Yoga: I. The Synthesis of Yoga (Sri Aurobindo International University Centre Collection, vol. IV), Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 1955, in one volume (VIII + 1034 pp.).

Besides a newly written Introduction (The Conditions of the Synthesis), the work consists of four parts, of which the first (The Yoga of Divine Works) was revised and published in 1948; a Chapter XIII, newly written but left incomplete, has been added. The second part (The Yoga of Integral Knowledge) was partially revised by the author. The two other parts (The Yoga of Divine Love, The Yoga of Self-Perfection) have been reprinted without change from the

Arya.2nd Complete Indian edition - same as above, 1957.

3rd Indian edition - as a part of Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary set, 1972 (872 pp.), also a smaller size edition for loose sale.

French Translations - A translation of the revised first six chapters from the Arya was published in 1939 by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, and re-edited in 1953.

The French translation (by the Mother) of the complete work (after the 1957 edition) is in the course of being published together with the English text in the Bulletin of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (new name of the quarterly Bulletin of Physical Education), Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, from 1958, No. I, onward. Chapter VII, quoted in the present book, appeared in the Bulletin 1959, No.3.

A Hindi translation is also in the process of publication, together with the English original and the French translation in the trilingual edition of the Bulletin of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, from 1958, No.1, onward. A complete Hindi translation and Bengali translation have been published as part of the Centenary sets in these languages.

 

The Human Cycle

The original work appeared in the Arya under the title, 'The Psychology of Social Development', from August 1916 to July 1918.

Indian edition-under the title The Human Cycle, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 1949 (VIII + 334 pp.). Re-issue, almost without change except for a few footnotes, of the chapters from the Arya.

Published for the second time as a part of the Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary set, 1972 (254 pp.), also a smaller size edition for loose sale.

American edition - same title, The Sri Aurobindo Library, New York, N.Y., 1950 (VIII + 312 pp.) with Index.

French Translation (by the Mother) - Le Cycle Humain - published with the English text, in the Bulletin of Physical Education, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, from 1954, No.3, to 1956, No. 1 (7 Nos.).

Chapters quoted in the present book                     Bulletin

XI, XII, XIII,                                                                              1955, No. 1

XVII                                                                1955, No.3

German Translation (by Ursula von Mangoldt) - under the title Zyklus Der Menschlichen Entwicklung, Otto-Wilhelm-Barth-Verlag, Muenchen-Planegg, 1955 (411 pp.).

Hindi Translation - published in the trilingual editions of the Bulletin of Physical Education, between the dates stated above. Revised and issued in book form as part of the Centenary set in Hindi.

Gujarati Translation - A complete Gujarati translation has been published.

For biographies of Sri Aurobindo, consult (i) Sri Aurobindo on Himself, revised and enlarged, 1972 (513 pp.), Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. (ii) Sri Aurobindo; a biography and a history by Dr. K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar, M.A.D. Litt, with ilIuss, 2 volumes (\471 pp.), 3rd edition, revised and enlarged, Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry. (iii) Life of Sri Aurobindo by A.B. Purani, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. (iv) Mahayogi Sri Aurobindo, by R.R. Diwakar, with 11 iIluss (300 pp., 5th edition 1972), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay.

(v) Sri Aurobindo, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, profusely. illustrated (68 pp., 1972). (vi) Sri Aurobindo, the story of his life, Sri Aurobindo

Ashram, Pondicherry (93 pp., 1972). (vii) Sri Aurobindo, a brief biography by Prema Nandakumar (54 pp., 1972), Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. (viii) Sri Aurobindo by Navajata, with iIIuss (122 pp.,

1972), National Book Trust, India, New Delhi. (ix) Sri Aurobindo, a life sketch and his teaching, Sri Aurobindo's Action, Pondicherry (45 pp., 1971). (x) Sri Aurobindo, his life and teachings, Popular Prakashan, Bombay (123 pp.).

(May be obtained from Sri Aurobindo Books Distribution Agency, Pondicherry-605002, India.)

 

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