Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo in a uniform library edition. Twenty-eight volumes have been issued thus far; the remaining ones will come out over the next few years. Upon completion, there will be 37 volumes (originally 35 volumes were planned). The Complete Works will contain all the writings published earlier in the 30-volume Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library, as well as around 4000 pages of new texts. The contents of the volumes are:
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Early Cultural Writings
Early essays and other prose writings on literature, education, art and other cultural subjects. Most of these pieces were written between 1890 and 1910, a few between 1910 and 1920. (Much of this material was formerly published under the title The Harmony of Virtue.)
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Collected Poems
All short poems and narrative poems in English. The first one was published in 1883 when he was ten; a number of poems were written or revised more than sixty years later, in the late 1940s.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Collected Plays and Stories — I–II
All original dramatic works and works of prose fiction.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Translations
Sri Aurobindo made most of these translations while living in Baroda and Bengal; some were done later in Pondicherry.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Bande Mataram — I–II
All surviving political writings and speeches from 1890 to 1908.
The two volumes consist primarily of 353 articles originally published in the nationalist newspaper Bande Mataram between August 1906 and May 1908. Also included are political articles written by Sri Aurobindo before the start of Bande Mataram, speeches delivered by him between 1907 and 1908, articles from his manuscripts of that period that were not published in his lifetime, and an interview of 1908.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Karmayogin
All surviving political writings and speeches of 1909 and 1910.
This volume consists primarily of articles originally published in the nationalist newspaper Karmayogin between June 1909 and February 1910. It also includes speeches delivered by Sri Aurobindo in 1909.
Writings in Bengali and Sanskrit (TO BE PUBLISHED)
All writings in Bengali and Sanskrit. Most of the pieces in Bengali were written by Sri Aurobindo in 1909 and 1910 for Dharma, a Calcutta weekly he edited at that time; the material consists chiefly of brief political, social and cultural works.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 The Record of Yoga — I–II
Sri Aurobindo's diary of his yogic practice between 1909 and 1927. This two-volume record of sadhana contains fairly regular entries between 1912 and 1920 and a few entries in 1909, 1911 and 1927.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Essays Divine and Human
Short prose pieces written between 1910 and 1950, but not published during Sri Aurobindo’s lifetime.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Essays in Philosophy and Yoga
Short works in prose written between 1909 and 1950 and published during Sri Aurobindo's lifetime.
Vedic and Philological Studies (TO BE PUBLISHED)
Most of this material was written between 1912 and 1914 and is published here for the first time in a book.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 The Secret of the Veda
These writings on and translations of the Rig Veda were published in the monthly review Arya between 1914 and 1920.
PDF last updated: 21 Jan 14 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
some of which are published here for the first time.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Upanishads-I : Isha Upanishad
Ranging from a few pages to more than a hundred, these commentaries show the development of his interpretation of this Upanishad from around 1900 to the middle of 1914.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Upanishads-II : Kena and Other Upanishads
The writings in the first part were published by Sir Aurobindo during his lifetime; those in the second part were transcribed from his manuscripts after his passing.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Essays on the Gita
These essays were first published in the monthly review Arya between 1916 and 1920 and revised in the 1920s by Sri Aurobindo for publication as a book.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 The Renaissance in India with A Defence of Indian Culture
They were first published in the monthly review Arya between 1918 and 1921. In 1953, they first appeared in a book under the title The Foundations of Indian Culture.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 The Life Divine — I–II
Sri Aurobindo's principal work of philosophy.
The material first appeared as a series of essays published in the monthly review Arya between 1914 and 1919. They were revised by Sri Aurobindo in 1939 and 1940 for publication as a book.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 The Synthesis of Yoga — I–II
Sri Aurobindo's principal work on yoga.
The material was first published serially in the monthly review Arya between 1914 and 1921; the introduction and first two parts were later revised by Sri Aurobindo for publication.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 The Human Cycle — The Ideal of Human Unity — War and Self-Determination
Three works of social and political philosophy.
These works were first serialised in the monthly review Arya between 1915 and 1920; later Sri Aurobindo revised them for publication.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 The Future Poetry with On Quantitative Metre
Sri Aurobindo's principal work of literary criticism. It was first published in a series of essays between 1917 and 1920; parts were later revised for publication as a book.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Letters on Poetry and Art
Most of these letters were written by Sri Aurobindo in the 1930 and 1940s to members of his ashram. Around one sixth of them were published during his lifetime; the rest were transcribed from his manuscripts after his passing. Many are being published for the first time in this volume.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 12 Letters on Yoga — I
Four volumes of letters on the integral yoga, other spiritual paths, the problems of spiritual life, and related subjects. Sri Aurobindo wrote most of these letters in the 1930s to disciples living in his ashram. A considerable number of them are being published for the first time.
PDF last updated: 21 Jan 14 Letters on Yoga — II
PDF last updated: 04 Jan 15 Letters on Yoga — III
PDF last updated: 04 Jan 15 Letters on Yoga — IV
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 12 The Mother with Letters on the Mother
He wrote most of these letters in the 1930s to disciples living in the ashram.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Savitri — A Legend and a Symbol
Sri Aurobindo's major poetic work, an epic in blank verse. The writing of the epic extended over much of the later part of his life.
PDF last updated: 17 May 11 Letters on Himself and the Ashram
Sri Aurobindo's letters between 1927 and 1950 on his life, his path of yoga and the practice of yoga in his ashram. Sri Aurobindo wrote these letters between 1927 and 1950 — most of them in the 1930s.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09 Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest
Sri Aurobindo's writings on himself and other material of historical importance. Much of the material is being published here for the first time in a book.