8 Oct 2008

What You Can Do

Many have felt the need to act to minimise the damage that Peter Heehs' book has caused to scholarly understanding of Sri Aurobindo. Here are some suggestions for action.

If you feel that the book

  • is deceptive in its contents
  • misrepresents Sri Aurobindo
  • or is academically unsound (and in parts at least even fraudulent)
you can do any or all of the following:

  1. Refuse to buy the book and discourage its sales
  2. Write to the publishers and tell them what you feel. You can write to James D. Jordan, Director, Columbia University Press, at cup_book@columbia.edu
  3. Write to the author and tell him what you feel at: peterheehs@yahoo.com and peter.heehs@auromail.net.
  4. Write to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust and send them a copy of your letters to the above. You can email saat@sriaurobindoashram.org or better still mail the printout to: The Board of Trustees, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry 605002, India.
  5. Submit your letter to the Editor of this website for inclusion under the Opinions category of posts. Send your email to rtlosa@gmail.com.
  6. Familiarise yourself with the criticisms on this website so that you can academically refute anyone representing the perversions that this book promotes.
  7. If you come across a copy at a local library, mark its pages to expose the errors so that future readers are better informed. This option may be constrained by local library regulations. Consult them first.