THE ENGLISH OF SAVITRI: VOLUME 11 (BOOK FOUR - THE BOOK OF BIRTH AND QUEST AND BOOK FIVE - THE BOOK OF LOVE)
Volume Eleven in the series The English of Savitri covers Book Four, The Book of Birth and Quest, and Book Five, The Book of Love. In Book Four Sri Aurobindo begins to tell Savitri’s story by describing her birth, the kind of country she grew up in, and how, when she reached maturity, her father sent her out on a journey to find her future husband. In Book Five she finally meets Satyavan. These two books reveal different aspects of Sri Aurobindo’s poetry. The nature poetry and love poetry are not only rich depictions of the seasons and landscapes through which Savitri travels and the momentous recognition of love between her and Satyavan, but also carry the deeper significance behind their persons and their roles in the evolution.
Like the previous volumes, this book is based on the transcripts of classes held at Savitri Bhavan. Its aim remains the same, to read the poetry according to the natural rhythms of English speech and to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Savitri by explaining Sri Aurobindo’s vocabulary, sentence structure, and imagery.