CONTENTS:- 1. Sri Aurobindo and his Philosophy of Education / Aparna Banerjee. 2. Sri Aurobindo's Views on Education and its Relevance / Sushmita Bhowmik. 3. Physical Education: An Essential item of Integral Education / Indrani Sanyal. 4. Roots of Violence: Insights from Education / Anirban Ganguly. 5. Sri Aurobindo's Integral Education in Contemporary Higher Education / Debashish Banerji. 6. Education for a Faith in the Future / Manoj Das. 7. The Indian Education System and Tagore's Unmitigated Pain / Shefali Moitra. 8. Gandhian Education: Aesthetic Perspectives / Mohit Chakrabarti. 9. Nationalists'Quest for Deeper Principles of Education / Anirban Ganguly. 10. J. Krishnamurti's New Philosophy of Education / Atashee Chatterjee Sinha. 11. Sri Aurobindo and Dilip Kumar Roy / Sachidananda Mohanty. 12. Harindranath Chattopadhyay's "Spiritual Education" and Sri Aurobindo / Dilip Kumar Chatterjee.
The anthology Education: Philosophy and Practice, an academic initiative of the Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Jadavpur University, elaborates and analyses various strands of Sri Aurobindo's thoughts on education. Sri Aurobindo divorced from history (especially from the very political atmosphere of the period, when it was a colonial India) is difficult to situate. The present study, keeping Sri Aurobindo's ideas on education central to it, also explores classical Indian model of education, the Bengal National model for education and also explores viewpoints of some of his distinguished contemporaries like Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Sister Nivedita, Ananda Coomaraswamy and others. Sri Aurobindo, as a practical guide, as an acarya in the typical classical Upanisadic model, had far-reaching influences upon his disciples. This volume is an eye-opener for the subject on professional ethics for teachers and on the inter-personal relation between the teacher and student. The present volume consists of twelve essays which are analytic, informative and is lucid in style. This is a well-rounded text for students and an essential reference for researchers. This volume is surely helpful in the domain of Sri Aurobindo Studies.