About the BookScholars, philosophers and sociologists in East and West have been exploring the ideal of social development and suggesting ways to attain it in contemporary time. Among those illustrious in this field is Sri Aurobindo. The present work is a faithful attempt to explore Sri Aurobindo’s analysis of philosophical and psychological basis of social development, his attempt to trace its process and his ideas and suggestions concerning determinants and dynamics of social development. Thus this is a valuable book for the students of sociology and social philosophy and an important addition to the growing literature on Sri Aurobindo’s thought. It presents Sri Aurobindo’s solution to overcome the present crisis that mankind is facing. It gives a peep in the future destiny of man. It offers a gospel of optimism and transformation.
“The work is a faithful and comprehensive study of Sri Aurobindo’s Social Philosophy. The work has been written in a lucid and vigorous style. The author seems to be widely read in several social sciences; he has an admirable command over Sri Aurobindo’s literature.” N.K. Deveraja, Formerly, National Professor and Head of the Dept. of Philosophy, BHU.
“It is an original contribution to the philosophical literature and makes significant advance on the researches made on social, ethical and spiritual aspects of Sri Aurobindo’s thought. The book is a valuable piece of literature embodying vision and creativity.” R.S. Srivastava, Retd. Prof, and Head of the Dept. of Philosophy Ranchi University, Bihar.
About the Author/sDr. Ram Nath Sharma, M.A., D.Phil. (Alld.), D.Litt. (Meerut), has been tea¬ching post-graduate students and guid¬ing research at Agra and Meerut Uni¬versities for more than three decades. At present he is Reader and Head of the Deptt. of Post-graduate Studies and Research at Meerut College. He was elected Sectional President at Eleventh Session of All India Darshan Parishad. He is President of U.P. Parishad since 1984, Chief Editor of Research Journal of Philosophy and Social Sciences and Director, Shri Aurobindo Research Institute. Dr. Sharma is a prolific writer and an authority on Sri Aurobindo’s Thought. He is author of more than a hundred books and an equal number of research papers in the field of Philo¬sophy, Psychology, Sociology and Education. More than two dozen scholars from India and abroad have received their Ph.D. degree under his able supervision.