Moving Towards South Asian Confederation

Sri Aurobindo's Ideograph



It is the European idea that makes you think that the parliamentary form or constitution is the best. We (in ancient India) had great communal liberty and the communities were the centres of power and of national life. The king could not infringe on the right of the commune.

I donít understand why everything should be centralised as in the parliamentary constitution. We must have different, numerous centres of culture and power, full of national life, spread all over the country and they must have political freedom to develop themselves.

Sri Aurobindo,

Conversation on April, 7th, 1926

Date of Update: 19-June-18