1st Edition

Socio-political Ideas of Aurobindo Ghose

By Bidyut Chakrabarty Copyright 2024
    262 Pages
    by Routledge India

    By focusing on the socio-political ideas of the nationalist Aurobindo Ghosh (1872-1950), the book is an analytical dissection of his ideational vision which is still a relatively under-studied area of nationalist thoughts. During the perod, 1893-1910, Ghosh radically altered the texture of Indian nationalism by dwelling on how nationalism flourished in different parts of India, particularly, Japan, Italy and Ireland. conceptually different from the prevalent form of nationalist voice, it was he who clearly charted out a new course for anti-British campaign that fully unfolded with the appearance of Gandhi (1869-1948) on the Indian political scene. So, Aurobindo's politico-ideological vision ushered in a new era in the nationalist battle for India's political emancipation. Not only is the book therefore an intervention in the nationalist thought, but also devised new conceptual parameters for comprehending the radicalization of politico-ideological voices while simultaneously mobilizing those who were ready to make supreme sacrifices for the cause. 



    1 Aurobindo: Evolution of a revolutionary, 1893–1906

    2 Aurobindo: Recovery of the past

    3 Aurobindo’s notion of India: Conceptual inputs

    4 Aurobindo: Conceptualizing nationalism as a state-centric phenomenon

    5 Aurobindo and passive resistance





    Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice Chancellor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India.