Saturday, August 30, 2014

"The Story of India's Progress" : A New Book by Aju Mukhopadhyay








4 comments:

Mukund Apte said...

Dear Sir,
From the exposed (initial?) portion of the book, it appears that the author is little confused about the Development of Bhaarat that he is describing. On one hand he feels that the material and economic progress of Bhaarat is very good and on the other hand he regrets that development of people is not adequate for them to lead the world. Possibly he must be referring to Bhaarat being JAGADGURU so that she can (correctly) advise the world for comfortable progress in peace all over.
Material progress and human development are in fact contrasting aspects. You can either progress materially (and economically) or Spiritually. To become JAGADGURU the develoopment (or progress) has to be Spiritually, as Swami Vivekanand has clearly stated.
So the author should have started with the view that our current Development track was wrong and we should have taken the human development route.
Of course I do not know how he developed his theme in the book further. So these comments only refer to the exposed or exhibited portion of his book.

Aju Mukhopadhyay said...


Dear Sir,
From the exposed (initial?) portion of the book, it appears that the author is little confused about the Development of Bhaarat that he is describing. On one hand he feels that the material and economic progress of Bhaarat is very good and on the other hand he regrets that development of people is not adequate for them to lead the world. Possibly he must be referring to Bhaarat being JAGADGURU so that she can (correctly) advise the world for comfortable progress in peace all over.
Material progress and human development are in fact contrasting aspects. You can either progress materially (and economically) or Spiritually. To become JAGADGURU the develoopment (or progress) has to be Spiritually, as Swami Vivekanand has clearly stated.
So the author should have started with the view that our current Development track was wrong and we should have taken the human development route.
Of course I do not know how he developed his theme in the book further. So these comments only refer to the exposed or exhibited portion of his book.
August 31, 2014 at 3:31 PM

31.8.14
Thanks for your comment. Statistics show that there has been some material development but it was done in long years, there must have been some development but the way such development was done is far from satisfactory and the reason for them are in my book. The book deals with many aspects of Indian development, historical, ideological and many others. From the beginning of independence the leaders and people have not been honest. The country has been cheated until recently. We are waiting to see what happens in the new regime after the change.

Jagatguru aspect is too abstract. Certainly India is far from that ideal position as the Mother wished her to be. I give below the chapters of the book which explains to some extent how the book proceeds with arguments and statistics and references at every point. For further, one needs to read please.

Part-One
The Mother - India Forever India- Independence: A Look Back- English, an Indian Language now
Corruption in Post Colonial Society- God Religion Rites- Agriculture the Base of Indian Life is Distorted
Treachery with the Forest- Misuse of Caste System- Dalit Movement and Literature The Agony of Tribal Life- Biodiversity-Ugly Faces of India
Preventing Cruelty to Animals Lead to the path of Peace-Globalisation Nuclear Fission a Threat to Peace - The Basis Source of Culture is Neglected- The Hope
Part-Two
The Roaring of the Lion- Time walks with us- Living in the Moment
There is nothing like Luck but to dismiss it is Baffling- Mother’s Golden Advices Karma

Aju Mukhopadhyay said...

Following Sri Aurobindo we believe that one may progress materially while doing spiritual progress depending on the intensity and sincerity of the seeker or practitioner.

Dr.Soumitra Basu said...

Please link also www.iiyp.net and www.motsac.org. The former deals with integral yoga psychology and gives a chapter by chapter psychological perspective of The Life Divine. The latter deals with south asian unity in accordance to Sri Aurobindo's guidelines and gives a chapter by chapter reading of The Ideal of Human Unity as relevant to contemporary scenario.

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Dr.Soumitra Basu | drsbasu2115@gmail.com