Shri Jugal Kishore Mukherjee, popularly known as Jugal-da, has been associated with the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Puducherry, for over 56 years, teaching a variety of subjects. He has also been in charge of the Higher Course of the Centre. Those interested in the subject of Integral Education and its implementation through the “Free Progress” system stand to benefit greatly from Jugal-da’s vast experience in the field. And now this wealth of understanding has been encapsulated in book form with the Ashram’s release of his latest work Principles and Goals of Integral Education.

The following passage from the book gives a foretaste of what readers may expect. For more details, please see the New Publications below.

In a true education, one should not regard the child as an object to be handled and moulded by the teacher according to the conventional ideas or individual interests and ideals of the teachers and parents. And yet, this is what we have been doing all the time in the prevalent systems of education with some cosmetic embellishments here and there. Mostly ignoring the individuality of each child, we seek to pack much stereotyped knowledge into the student’s resisting brain, impose a stereotype rule of conduct on his struggling impulses, and mechanically force his nature into arbitrary grooves of training and conditioning — all decided upon from above and outside by authorities entrusted with the charge of “teaching”. This sort of “loading process” cannot fail to damage and atrophy the faculties and instruments by which each individual human being is expected to assimilate, grow and create in his self-chosen fields of endeavour.
      Sri Aurobindo invites us to discard the lifeless “academic” notion that the studying of subjects and the acquiring of this or that kind of information is the whole, or at least the central purpose in the undertaking called “education”. No, the acquisition of various kinds of information from outside is only one and by no means the chief of the means and necessities of education. The central aim of education should be the training of the powers of the child’s mind and spirit, the formation or rather the evoking of knowledge and will from within, and the developing of the capacity to use knowledge, character and culture for the highest all-round development of personality. This at least if not more…


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ENGLISH

coverPrinciples and Goals of Integral Education: as propounded by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

and the experiment at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Puducherry
— Jugal Kishore Mukherjee
ISBN: 81-7058-806-5
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Puducherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 144
Price: Rs 75

Sri Aurobindo and the Mother were not only spiritual masters, but great educationists as well. This book presents the principles of Integral Education as enunciated by them. It also examines the role and responsibility of teachers, the basis of the "Free Progress" system, and the aims of and courses at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education. It is written for all types of seekers — spiritual aspirants, scholars, teachers and educationists.

coverSri Aurobindo's Savitri

Essays on Love, Life and Death
— R. K. Singh
ISBN: 81-7977-140-7
Publisher: Prakash Book Depot, Bareilly
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 176
Price: Rs 250

Sri Aurobindo's poetry, written "for the future", offers a "rewarding investigation into the connections between philosophy and aesthetics, literature and culture, spirituality and divinity, consciousness and spirit...". More specifically, "Savitri as a work of art is a complex metaphor which conveys the 'real presence' of God."

In this collection of essays the author attempts to reflect on the epic in new and challenging ways, relating them to "things now". He believes it will supplement what a reader already knows about Savitri as an epic or Sri Aurobindo as a poet.

coverTimeless Treasures (Part I)    ALSO IN HINDI

— Compiled from the Works of the Mother, Sri Aurobindo and other various sources
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Education Society, New Delhi
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 128
Price: Rs 40

A collection of prayers, poems, inspirational passages, and quotable quotes from Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, and various eminent personalities. A large part of the material appeared in Inspired Thoughts, an earlier publication.

In English and Hindi.

coverTimeless Treasures (Part II)

— Compiled from the Works of the Mother, Sri Aurobindo and other various sources
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Education Society, New Delhi
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 118
Price: Rs 40

A collection of prayers, poems, inspirational passages, and quotable quotes from Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, and various eminent personalities. A large part of the material appeared in Inspired Thoughts, an earlier publication.

HINDI

coverKalidasa

— Sri Aravind
ISBN: 81-7058-792-1
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Puducherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 136
Price: Rs 65

coverMahayogi Sri Aravind

— Jyoti Thanki
Publisher: Vasantbhai M. Patel, Vadodara
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 517
Price: Rs 180

Also see Timeless Treasures (Part I) above.

TAMIL

coverAnnai Vazhiyil Anrada Vazhkai

— N. V. Balu
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Anna Nagar Maiyam, Chennai
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 104
Price: Rs 45




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