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Highlighting some offerings from Renaissance on the occasion of International Women's Day 2022
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“The Mother's Vibhutis would normally be feminine personalities most of whom would be dominated by one of the four personalities of the Mother.

Sri Aurobindo (CWSA, 32:73)

Renaissance available at: journal.aurobharati.in

Current theme - Progress
From our current issue:
 
The novel,  Abhaya is set in the times of the Mahabharata. It reimagines the story of the killing of Narakasura.  The protagonist of the novel, Abhaya Dharmaseni, is the princess of Anagha, a small fictional kingdom. She grows up to be a woman conscious of living in and living for Dharma.
 
Abhaya’s and Krishna’s Bharatavarsha holds dear and deeply values – the Truth of Shakti, the Supreme Creative Force, the primordial cosmic energy which represents the dynamic forces and moves through the entire universe.
 
This Shakti is in essence the divine feminine creative power; and Abhaya, the is placed in front of the reader as a true embodiment of this power. READ MORE HERE.
 
 
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Free Progress as the Mother put it succinctly, is “a progress guided by the soul and not subjected to habits, conventions or preconceived ideas”. (CWM, Vol. 12, p. 171)

Nature thrives on infinite variety. And no two children are exactly alike in their endowments or inclinations, their abilities or aspirations. The paradox of the human situation is the teaming together of physical, vital and intellectual diversity and the deeper unity of the soul or spirit. 
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Sita, Artist: Jamini Roy
 
 
India alone has epic heroines who continue to live amongst us, directing our lives in a million ways. I grew up in Andhra Pradesh in my formative years. During the 1950s and 1960s, there were a series of brilliant evocations of epic heroines on the silver screen in Telugu. There was an unspoken law which kept the producers away from desiccating or glamorizing the heroines in these films. The women came to us as in Vyasa, Jaimini or any of the classic Telugu authors like Tirupati Venkata Kavulu. The portrayals drew us closer to the classics in Sanskrit and Telugu. Somehow, somewhere, those black and white pictures were able to catch the imagination of the adolescent mind. One felt so very close to Draupadi in Narthanasala stinging Bhima to action. It was a kind of strengthening the girl’s backbone to face the future which was becoming a bigger and bigger question mark. READ MORE HERE.
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'Divine Feminine in Tamil Literature'

 

As part of the ongoing Special Lecture Series under the Theme: ‘India – Our Mother’, on 6th Feb, Mr. Aravindan Neelakandan spoke on the topic, Divine Feminine in Tamil Literature. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

New in Video Lectures

In this recorded lecture, painter and sculptor, Ms. Rajny Krishnan shares with us some inspiring ideas about what makes Indian vision of art unique and at its highest, deeply spiritual in its origin and purpose. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

‘Sri Aurobindo and India’s Freedom’

On February 7, Dr. Beloo Mehra, editor of Renaissance delivered a lecture and presented a virtual exhibition – ‘Sri Aurobindo and India’s Freedom’ for students and faculty at Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), Thiruvarur. This event was organised as part of the CUTN’s celebrations for 75 years of India’s Independence under the nation-wide ‘Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

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