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Amal Kiran = Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy

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(26 November 1904 – 29 June 2011). Sadhak, an Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic. Sethna studied at Bombay University. He was one of Sri Aurobindo’s earliest disciples, arriving at the Sri Aurobindo’s ashram in 1927. He was given the name Amal Kiran, or “Clear Ray,” by Sri Aurobindo in 1930.

His book of poems Inmost beauty was published in 1933. He knew on Ashram at patch of newspaper in which his shoes were rolled. At Ashram was editor of the journal Mother-India. In 1949 he was a founding editor of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram journal Mother India, which he edited for almost 50 years.

 

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Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy); Griffiths, Bede

A Follower of Christ and a Disciple of Sri Aurobindo

.— 278 pp.— ISBN: 81-87916-03-6.— Rs 120

Correspondence between Bede Griffiths and K. D. Sethna

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

“A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal”: An Interpretation from India

.— 107 pp.— Rs 50

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Ancient India in a New Light

.— 645 pp.— ISBN: 81-85179-12-3.— hc Rs 500

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Aspects of Sri Aurobindo

.— 275 pp.— ISBN: 81-87916-01-X.— Rs 130

Reflections on a wide variety of subjects related to the life and thought of Sri Aurobindo, ranging from “Sri Aurobindo and Plato” to “The Ashram’s Sixty Years”

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Blake’s Tyger: A Christological Interpretation

.— 275 pp.— Rs 60

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Classical and Romantic: An Approach Through Sri Aurobindo

.— 198 pp.— Rs 70

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

India and the World Scene

.— Sri Aurobindo Society.— 353 pp.— ISBN: 81-7060-118-5.— Rs 180

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy); Raine, Kathleen

Indian Poets and English Poetry: Correspondence between Kathleen Raine and K. D. Sethna

.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram.— 291 pp.— ISBN: 81-7058-398-5.— Rs 100

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Inspiration and Effort: Studies in Literary Attitude and Expression

.— 326 pp.— Rs 100

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Is Velikovsky’s Revised Chronology Tenable: A Scrutiny of Four Fundamental Themes

.— 104 pp.— Rs 100

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Life–Poetry–Yoga: Personal Letters by Amal Kiran (K. D. Sethna)

.— Volume 1.— 289 pp.— hc Rs 75

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Life–Poetry–Yoga: Personal Letters by Amal Kiran (K. D. Sethna)

.— Volume 2.— 336 pp.— hc Rs 75

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Life–Poetry–Yoga: Personal Letters by Amal Kiran (K. D. Sethna)

.— Volume 3.— 386 pp.— Rs 100

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy); Nirodbaran

Light and Laughter: Some Talks at Pondicherry

.— 142 pp.— ISBN: 81-87916-04-4. Rs 90

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Mandukya Upanishad: English Version, Notes and Commentary

.— 48 pp.— Rs 30

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Our Light and Delight: Recollections of Life with the Mother

.— 228 pp.— ISBN: 81-87916-02-8.— Rs 150

On the Mother, her work and various related themes. Sprinkled with wit and humour

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Problems of Ancient India

.— 306 pp.— ISBN: 81-7742-026-7.— hc Rs 500

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Problems of Early Christianity

.— Part 1: Early Christianity; Part 2: “Raised from the Dead”.— 276 pp.— Rs 150

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Science, Materialism, Mysticism

.— 356 pp.— Rs 100

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Secret Splendour: Collected Poems

.— 784p.— ISBN: 8170583306

Beautifully bound collection of the profound, mystic poetry of one of Sri Aurobindo's long-time disciples, an avid student of the "master poet". Many poems have Sri Aurobindo's comments

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Sri Aurobindo: The Poet

.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram.— 436 pp.— ISBN: 81-7058-578-3.— Rs 180

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Sri Aurobindo and Greece

.— 98 pp.— Rs 80

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Sri Aurobindo on Shakespeare

.— [1st ed.].— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1965.— 131 p. 17 cm.— NOTES: Bibliographical footnotes.

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Talks on Poetry

.— 1st ed.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education.— 1989.— xvi, 438 p. ; 23 cm.— NOTES: Includes bibliographical references.— ISBN: 8170581737

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Teilhard de Chardin and Our Time

.— 343 pp.— Rs 150

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Teilhard de Chardin and Sri Aurobindo: a focus on fundamentals

.— [1st ed.].— Varanasi (India): Bharatiya Vidya Prakasan, 1973.— ix, 139 p. 19 cm.

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Beginning of History for Israel

.— 238 pp.— hc Rs 75

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Development of Sri Aurobindo’s Spiritual System and the Mother’s Contribution to it

.— 80 pp.— Rs 120

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Indian Spirit and the World’s Future

.— Sri Aurobindo Society.— 185 pp.— ISBN: 81-7060-227-0.— Rs 150

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Inspiration of Paradise Lost

.— 186 pp.— hc Rs 50

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Mother: Past—Present—Future

.— 186 pp.— ISBN: 81-87916-05-2.— Rs 135

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Obscure and the Mysterious: A Research in Mallarmé’s Symbolist Poetry

— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram.— 203 pp.— ISBN: 81-7058-065-X.— Rs 90

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The passing of Sri Aurobindo: its inner significance and consequence

.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1951.— 23 p. ; 19 cm. (Number at Russian State Library IN 60-9/778)

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The poetic genius of Sri Aurobindo

.— [1st ed.].— Bombay: Sri Aurobindo Circle, 1947.— 156 p. 22 cm.

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Problem of Aryan Origins: From an Indian Point of View

.— 443 pp.— ISBN: 81-85179-67-00- hc Rs 450

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Secret Splendour: Collected Poems

.— 1st ed.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1993.— xxxii, 784 p. ; 22 cm.— NOTES: Poems. ALT TITLE: Poems

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Thinking Corner: Causeries on Life and Literature

.— 161 pp.— Rs 75

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The spirituality of the future: a search apropos of R. C. Zaehner’s study in Sri Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin

.— Rutherford, [N.J.]: London: Fairleigh Dickerson University Press; Associated University Presses, 1981.— 314 p.; 24 cm.— NOTES: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 286-289.— ISBN: 0838620280

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Virgin Birth and the Earliest Christian Tradition

.— 92 pp.— Rs 85

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

The Vision and Work of Sri Aurobindo

.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1968.— x, 217 p. port. 23 cm.

Sri Aurobindo’s vision embraces all aspects and endeavours of humanity: science, art, philosophy, mysticism; man individual and collective. Many of these essays on diverse themes have been approved for publication by Sri Aurobindo himself

Amal Kiran (Sethna, Kaikhushra Dhunjibhoy)

Vision and Work of Sri Aurobindo

.— 238p.— ISBN: 8170582954.

Wide-ranging overview of Sri Aurobindo's thought and yogic practice, including Human Evolution, Doubts and the Life Divine, The Mother, Mind of Light, Difficulties in Yoga, Grace, etc

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Amal-Kiran: Poet and Critic

.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram.— 457 pp.— ISBN: 81-7058-402-7.— Rs 150

Articles by various authors

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K. D. Sethna (Amal Kiran): A Centenary Tribute

/ Edited by Dr Sachidananda Mohanty.— 492 pp.— Rs 200

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K.D. Sethna. Adventures in Criticism

.— 113 pp.— Rs 75

Mukherjee, Jugal Kishore

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The Wonder That is K. D. Sethna alias Amal Kiran

.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram.— 42 pp.— ISBN: 81-7058-408-6.— Rs 25

In Russian