The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular: Auroville and Secular India

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SUNY Press, 1999 - Social Science - 208 pages
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The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular presents an account of Auroville, a city in contemporary southeast India, and the vision of founder and well-known guru Sri Aurobindo. Auroville s eventual takeover and the promotion of its goals by the Indian government leads to a thought-provoking discussion of the meaning of secularism in India."
 

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Contents

A Yogi a City and a Secular State
1
Sri Aurobindo and the Religion of the Integral Yoga Community
18
Auroville as the Mothers Vision
36
Auroville from the Mothers to the Governments Control
55
Auroville and the Secular State in Parliament
77
Auroville in Terms of Indias and UNESCOs Mutual Goals
96
Auroville in the Courts Opinion
112
Auroville the Spiritual and the Secular in the PostDecision Debates
130
Clarity and Ambiguity in the Discussion of Aurovilles Status
150
Notes
169
Bibliography
197
Index
203
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About the author (1999)

Robert N. Minor is Professor of Religious Studies at The University of Kansas and author of several books, including Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavadgita and Radhakrishnan: A Religious Biography, both published by SUNY Press, and Sri Aurobindo: The Perfect and the Good.

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