Aravindar Potriya ArunthamizhChantror
This book tittled Aravindar Potriya ArunthamizhChantror was released at a very signyficant hour of the 135th birth anniversary of SriAurobindo and the 125th birth anniversary of poet Subramania Bharati. It is authored by Mrs R.Meenakshi, Tamil poetess, social activitists and a long time resident of Auroville, the dream city of Dawn, intiated by The Mother of SriAurobindo Ashram and Dr C.Sethupathi an ardent reader, scholar and creative writer.
This special book is a timely arrival to ensure the srong literary and spritual link between Sri Aurobindo and Bharati, the two great persinolities of the tewntieth Centuary The authors have researched to a great extent to reveal the mutual respect and frendship of Sri Aurobindo and Bharati. They describe how each of them got benefitted from the other in a wonderful way which in turn, enriched the Indian culture, Language, Literature and universal brothergood. The first and second chapters are well canceived describing the role of Bharati in helping Sri Aurobindo to enter into Pondicherry, the Then French Territory leaving the British Raj. Bharati through the various columnsof national and regrarel journals wrote on every movement of Sri Auroubindo. Even before his arrival to the Tamil Land. Sri Aurobindo was known to many peaple helped him in different ways for his safe arrival & stay in Pondicherry.
The second chapter on SriAurobindo and Bharati presents the essence of this essetial work which is unique and something new. These findings will definitiy lead to further research in this fields of Aurobindoism and Bharatiyism. There are lot of direct references to Bharati’s participation in the literary and yogic life of Sri Aurobindo, recorded by himself regularly which has been published with the tittle Records of Yoga by the Articles Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.
The following chapters describe how Sri Aurobindo appreciates the great works of Thiruvalluvar, Avvaiyar, Alwars, Nayanmars and Kampar. Sri Aurobindo’s comments on his contemporary political leaders from Tamilnadu with particular reference to V.O.Chidambaram Pillai, V.V.S. Iyer, V.Raaswamy, Kodiyalam Ramasamy Iyangar & Mandayam Srinivachariar.
We also get a glimpse of the life Bharati and Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry from their own writings as well as from others involved around thier life such as the family members of Bharati. Mandayam Srinivachari, Bharatidasan, Va.Ra. and others.
The last part of the book, about 20 papers run with a lot of reference materials and extracts of direct sources produced in the courts by the co operation extended by the Managers of the Archieves by the SriAurobindo Ashram and materials shared by a few senior Ashramites and Aurovilions.
“........... The bulk of the work done in the regional tangues falls under one or other of these heads, but there are vriatiars such as the religio-ethical and political poems of Ramdas in Maharashtra or the gromic peotry, the greatest in plan, cenception and force of excention even written in this kind of th Tamil Saint, Thiruvalluvar.”
- Sri Aurobindo
The Foundation of Indian culture.