Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Uses of Sri Aurobindo: Mascot, Whipping-Boy or What?

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Peter Heehs Publications
Books
2005 Nationalism, Religion, and Beyond: Writings on Politics, Society and Culture by Sri Aurobindo. Delhi: Permanent Black.
2002 Indian Religions: A Historical Reader of Spiritual Expression and Experience. New York: New York University Press; London: C. Hurst and Co.; Delhi: Permanent Black. See here for Introduction and Table of Contents.
1998 Nationalism, Terrorism, Communalism: Essays in Modern Indian History. Delhi: Oxford University Press. Reprinted in paperback 2000, 2005.
1998 Essential Writings of Sri Aurobindo. Delhi: Oxford University Press. Reprinted in paperback 1999.
1993 The Bomb in Bengal: The Rise of Revolutionary Terrorism in India 1900–1910. Delhi: Oxford University Press. Reprinted in paperback with a new introduction 2004.
1991 Modern India and World History. Delhi: Oxford University Press. Textbook.
1989 Sri Aurobindo: A Brief Biography. Delhi: Oxford University Press. Reprinted 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2006. Translated into Russian (Odessa, 1993), Dutch (Deventer, 1995), French (Paris, 2003), Japanese (forthcoming).
1988 India’s Freedom Struggle 1857–1947. Delhi: Oxford University Press. Winner of Rs 25,000 (then $2000) State Prize in 1987. Published in hardback 1988. Reprinted in paperback in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2004. Revised and reissued as a textbook in 1990.
Articles in Professional Journals and Books
2006 “Introduction: Appropriation as a Marketing Strategy”, written as guest editor of Postcolonial Studies 9 (June): 113–19.
2006 “The Uses of Sri Aurobindo: Mascot, Whipping-Boy or What?”. Postcolonial Studies 9 (June): 151–64.
2006 “Yoga/Yogi”. In Keywords in South Asian Studies. Published online by Centre of South Asian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
2004 “Ghose, Aurobindo”. In The New Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2003 “Shades of Orientalism: Paradoxes and Problems in Indian Historiography”. History and Theory, vol. 42, no. 2: 169–95.
2003 “ ‘The Centre of the Religious Life of the World’: Spiritual Universalism and Cultural Nationalism in the Work of Sri Aurobindo”. In Antony Copley, ed., Hinduism, Public and Private: Reform, Hindutva, Gender, Sampraday. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 66–83.
2002 “Sri Aurobindo”. In Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, ed., An Illustrated History of Indian Literature in English. New York: Columbia University Press; London: C. Hurst & Co.; Delhi: Permanent Black.
2000 “Shaped Like Themselves”. History and Theory, vol. 39, no. 3, 417–28.
2000 “ ‘The Error of all “Churches”’: Religion and Spirituality in Communities Founded or ‘Inspired’ by Sri Aurobindo”. In Antony Copley, ed., Gurus and their Followers: New Religious Reform Movements in Colonial India. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
1997 “Revolutionary Terrorism”. In History of Bangladesh 1704–1971. Second edition. Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, vol. 1, 202–27.
1997 “Genius, Mysticism and Madness”. The Psychohistory Review, vol. 26, no. 1, 45–75. Letter replying to letter of Zvi Lothane in “Another Exchange on Daniel Paul Schreber”. The Psychohistory Review, vol. 26, no. 2, 113.
1997 “Indian Communalism: A Survey of Historical and Social-Scientific Approaches”. South Asia, vol. 20, no.1, 99–113.
1997 “Bengali Religious Nationalism and Communalism”. International Journal of Hindu Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, 117–39.
1995 “Narrative Painting and Narratives about Paintings: Poussin among the Philosophers”. Narrative, vol. 3, no. 3, 211–31.
1994 “Foreign Influences on Bengali Revolutionary Terrorism 1902–1908”. Modern Asian Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, 533–56.
1994 “Myth, History and Theory”. History and Theory, vol. 33, no. 1, 1–19.
1993 “An Old Approach to the New History” (review-article based on Aymard and Mukhia, eds., French Studies in History). Studies in History, vol. 9, no. 2, n.s., 279–88.
1993 “Terrorism in India during the Freedom Struggle”. The Historian, vol. 55, no. 3, 469–82.
1992 “Aurobindo Ghose and Revolutionary Terrorism”. South Asia, vol. 15, no. 2, n.s., 47–69.
1992 “The Maniktala Secret Society: An Early Bengali Terrorist Group”. Indian Economic & Social History Review, vol. 29, no. 3, 349–70.
Articles in Magazines
2004 “The Idea of India”. Life Positive Plus. April–June, 22–25.
2003 “Small Pleasures”. Outlook Traveller. July, 68–71.
2003 “The Floating World”. Outlook Traveller. June, 52–55.
2003 “The Water’s Edge”. Outlook Traveller. February, 80–83.
2000 “In Naipaul’s Wake” (review of Guy Sorman, Le gĂ©nie de l’Inde). Outlook, 7 August, p. 68.
2000 “Just So Stories” (review of Raghubir Singh, River of Colour). Art India, vol. 5, no. 2, 92–94.
2000 “Laxma Goud’s Seductive Line”. Art India, vol. 5, no. 1, 92–93.
1995 “India’s Divided Loyalties”. History Today, vol. 45, no. 7, 16–23. Reprinted in Past Masters: The Best of History Today 1951–2001 (London: Sutton Publishing, 2001).
1993 “Religion and Revolt: Bengal under the Raj”. History Today, vol. 43, no. 1, 29–35.
1988 “Indian Words in English: Resident Aliens and Naturalized Citizens”. Verbatim, vol. 14, no. 4, 3–5. Winner of $500 second prize in the journal’s annual essay contest.
Other Articles
2006 “Finding the Unfamiliar in the Familiar” (review of Amiya P. Sen, The Indispensable Vivekananda). The Book Review 30 (3) (May–June).
2001 “Prophecies of Nostradamus: Inspiration, Interpretation and Falsification”. The Hindu (Chennai), 7 October.
2001 “To Be a Mystic” (review of Sudhir Kakar’s Ecstasy). The Hindu (Chennai), 1 July.
2001 “The Mother and the Biographer’s Dilemma” (review of Georges Van Vrekhem’s The Mother: The Story of Her Life). The Hindu (Chennai), 4 March.
1997 “Historical Research in Bangladesh”. IIAS Newsletter 12.
1997 Review of William Pinch, Peasants and Monks in British India. International Journal of Hindu Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, 434–35.
1993 “Indian English at Ease with Itself: The Writings of P. Raja”. Language Forum, vol. 19, nos. 1 & 2, 59–63. Reprinted in R. S. Pathak, ed., Indianisation of English Language and Literature (New Delhi, 1994).

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