Ancient India in a New Light

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K.D. Sethna was educated at St. Xavier’s School and College in Bombay. He passed his Intermediate Arts examination of Bombay University with the Hughlings Prize in English and the Selby Scholarship in Logic. He took his B.A. degree with Philosophy Honours and the Ellis Prize in English. During his M.A. studies he felt an inner call to join the Sri Aurobindo Ashram of Integral Yoga at Pondicherry. Since 1949 he has been the Editor of Mother India, a Review of Culture, first a fortnightly published from Bombay and later a monthly published from the Ashram. At the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education he has lectured on Poetry. His interests have ranged from literature, philosophy, mystical and spiritual as well as scientific thought to topics of ancient Indian history and current international no less than national questions. He has contributed articles to various academic journals. Among his publications are: Evolving India, Essays on Cultural Issues; The Indian Spirit and the World’s Future; Karpasa in Pre-Historic India: A Chronological and Cultural Clue-with an Introduction by Dr. H.D. Sankalia; Ancient India in a New Light; The English Language and the Indian Spirit: Correspondence with Kathleen Raine; The Spirituality of the Future: A Search Apropos of R.C. Zaehner’s Study in Sri Aurobindo and Teilhard De Chardin; The Vision and Work of Sri Aurobindo; The Poetic Genius of Sri Aurobindo; Sri Aurobindo-The Poet; Sri Aurobindo on Shakespeare; Light and Laughter: Some Talks at Pondicherry; Our Light and Delight: Recollections of Life with the Mother of Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram; “Two Loves” and “A Worthier Pen”: The Enigmas of Shakespeare’s Sonnets; The Obscure and the Mysterious: A Research in Mallarme’s Symbolist Poetry; Blake’s Tyger: A Christological Interpretation; The Secret Splendour (Poems); The Adventure of the Apocalypse (Poems); Altar and Flame (Poems); “Overhead Poetry”: Poems with Sri Aurobindo’s Comments; Talks on Poetry.


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Ancient India in a New Light
2nd ed.
xx+45p., 23cm.