Translated into English by Prasenjit Sen. Sri Aurobindo: Jeebon O Jog was the first complete biography of Sri Aurobindo, written in Bengali, and approved by the Master.
Sri Aurobindo was a scholar, a literary critic, a philosopher, a revolutionary, a poet, and a yogi. Born on 15 August 1872 in Kolkata, he spent the initial part of his life, fighting for the basic rights of humanity (for his countrymen). In his later life the aim of his sadhana was for India and the entire mankind to gain the right to divinity.
Sri Aurobindo became a revolutionary leader of India’s fight for independence. Sri Aurobindo: Jeebon O Jog was written at a time when any writing on Sri Aurobindo was frowned upon by the British government. The author has interestingly brought out in this book the rational aspect of the split in Surat Congress. His analysis has also brought out how the Congress party later adopted as its main theme, Swaraj and Swadeshi, the mantra of the Nationalist Party of Sri Aurobindo and Lokmanya Tilak in the first decade of the twentieth century.
Leaving politics for spiritual work, Sri Aurobindo developed a method of spiritual practice that he called Integral Yoga. The central theme of his vision was the evolution of human life into a divine life.