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Heehs, Peter

Overview
Works: 21 works in 140 publications in 4 languages and 4,010 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: BL2001.3, 294
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Heehs
The lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Heehs, one of the founders of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives, is the first to relate all the aspects of Aurobindo's life in its entirety. Consulting rare primary sources, Heehs describes the leader's role in the freedom movement and in the framing of modern Indian spirituality. He examines the thinker's literary, cultural, and sociological writings and the Sanskrit, Bengali, English, and French literature that influenced them, and he finds the foundations of Aurobindo's yoga practice in his diaries and unpublished letters. Heehs's biography is a sensitive, honest portrait of a life that also provides surprising insights into twentieth-century Indian history."--Jacket
Writing the self : diaries, memoirs, and the history of the self by Peter Heehs( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The self has a history. In the West, the idea of the soul entered Christianity with the Church Fathers, notably Augustine. During the Renaissance the idea of the individual attained preeminence, as in the works of Montaigne. In the seventeenth century, philosophers such as Descartes formulated notions of selfhood that did not require a divine foundation. in the next century, thinkers such as Hume grew skeptical of the self's very existence. Ideas of the self have changed markedly since the Romantic period and most scholars today regard it as at best a mental construct. Self-expression also has a history. First-person genres such as diaries and memoirs have long provided an outlet for self-expression. Protestant diaries replaced the Catholic confessional, but secular diaries such as Pepys's may reveal yet more about the self. In the 17th century after Richardson, novels competed with diaries and memoirs as vehicles of self-expression, though memoirs survived and continue to thrive, while the diary has found a new incarnation in the personal blog. This work narrates the intertwined histories of the self and of self-expression through first-person literature."--Back cover
Indian religions : a historical reader of spiritual expression and experience( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "collection of the key written and oral texts by spiritual teachers from South Asia, covering 3,500 years and all the major traditions - Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and 'new' Indian religions"--Back cover
The bomb in Bengal : the rise of revolutionary terrorism in India, 1900-1910 by Peter Heehs( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bomb in Bengal is a narrative history of the revolutionary movement in Bengal from its origins around 1900 to the close of its first phase in 1910. Many books and articles have been written about this period, some so uncritically laudatory that legend has taken the place of fact. Heehs provides a more accurate account than any found in previous narratives and also corrects mistakes made by academic historians. But he has succeeded in making his book as vivid and fast-moving as the events themselves."--BOOK JACKET. "Heehs' approach is nationalist in focus, narrative in form and chronological in presentation. By basing himself entirely on primary sources, he avoids the documentary weakness of commemorative histories. He shows that the nationalist approach still has much to reveal about how men and women responded to the challenges of colonial rule. While giving sufficient attention to the social, economic or political background, he is concerned mainly with presenting the factual data in a narrative that both academic and general readers will find accessible, interesting and perhaps even inspiring."--BOOK JACKET. "Heehs gives special attention to two major problems in the study of the freedom movement that are of contemporary relevance: the relationship between revolution and religion and the relative importance of violent and non-violent methods. He shows that the violent revolutionaries of the turn of the century had considerable impact on the course of the freedom movement, but that their ideals and methods differed significantly from those of today's terrorists."--Jacket
Sri Aurobindo, a brief biography by Peter Heehs( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sri Aurobindo, 1872-1950, an Indian philosopher and freedom fighter
India's freedom struggle, 1857-1947 : a short history by Peter Heehs( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This has been written as a brief and general introduction to India's historic struggle for independence. Designed for undergraduates and general readers who require background to this major period of Indian history, it traces events from the Great Revolt of 1857 to Independence
Nationalism, terrorism, communalism : essays in modern Indian history by Peter Heehs( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With special reference to Bengal; articles
The essential writings of Sri Aurobindo by Aurobindo Ghose( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirituality without God : a global history of thought and practice by Peter Heehs( Book )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religions and spiritual traditions that deny the existence of God existed long before "spiritual but not religious" became the catchphrase of the day. Spirituality without God reminds us that the West does not hold patents on agnosticism or atheism and is the first survey of godless spirituality, beginning in ancient India, China and Greece. Peter Heehs explores systems of religion or philosophy that rejected the idea of a creative God, including Jainism and Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism, and Epicureanism and Scepticism. We are shown Indian traditions that deny the existence of any sort of god, as well as philosophies of the Greco-Roman world that focused on enhancing quality of life rather than buying the favor of the gods through sacrifice or worship. Heehs shows how these traditions, rediscovered during the Renaissance, helped jump-start the European Enlightenment and opened the way to the atheism and agnosticism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This personal, inner, approach later became known as "spirituality." Spirituality without God is an accessible counterbalance to theistic narratives that have dominated the field, as well as an introduction to modes of spiritual thought and practice that may appeal to people who have no interest in God"--
Situating Sri Aurobindo : a reader( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiefly on Aurobindo's philosophy; some articles on Savitri, his poetic work
Nationalism, religion, and beyond : writings on politics, society, and culture by Aurobindo Ghose( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night and dawn : [poems] by Peter Heehs( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian religions : the spiritual traditions of South Asia : an anthology( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential writings of Sri Aurobindo by Aurobindo Ghose( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sri Aurobindo : een korte biografie by Peter Heehs( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Image of adoration : section of a cycle by Peter Heehs( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots, branches, and seeds : the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo examined in the light of Indian tradition, colonial modernity, and one another by Peter Heehs( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyōden ōrobindo by Peter Heehs( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing the self diaries, memoirs, and the history of the self by Peter Heehs( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern India and world history : India's freedom struggle, 1857-1947 and World developments since 1945 by Peter Heehs( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Indian religions : a historical reader of spiritual expression and experience
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Indian religions : a historical reader of spiritual expression and experienceThe bomb in Bengal : the rise of revolutionary terrorism in India, 1900-1910Sri Aurobindo, a brief biographyIndia's freedom struggle, 1857-1947 : a short historyNationalism, terrorism, communalism : essays in modern Indian historyThe essential writings of Sri Aurobindo
Alternative Names
Heehs, Peter, 1948-

Peter Heehs American historian

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Languages
English (131)

French (3)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)