Sri Aurobindo’s multi-faceted genius is not easily fathomed. The world knows him primarily as a Mahayogi. He was also a highly accomplished poet in English and achieved the impossible by producing a great philosophical epic in Savitri. Almost 50 years a-growing, the epic poem takes up the secular legend of Savitri and Satyavan found in Vyasa’s Mahabharata and retells the tale in terms of man’s evolutionary advancement and the possibilities of his great future on earth.
Savitri by itself, Savitri in relation to Sri Aurobindo’s life and work and Savitri in relation to the great epics of the world and even in relation to the currents of human thoughts and experience of all times: these are the three ascending terms in the argument in Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri: A Study of the Comic Epic. At a time when there is a widening interest in Sri Aurobindo’s poems, this trustworthy volume will be a great help to aspirants the world over.