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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tampering with Sri Aurobindo’s Poem “One Day: The Little More”

from Jitendra Sharma aurofrance@gmail.com to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" tusarnmohapatra@gmail.com date 29 Apr 2009 11:16 subject
Tampering with Sri Aurobindo's Poem
Dear Tusar-bhai,

Sub : Tampering with Sri Aurobindo’s Poem “One Day: The Little More”

Here is a new video “When things are difficult”:
http://www.sriaurobindoyoga.com/films/en/the_mother/ things_difficult .html
In this video, the Mother clearly reads the first two lines of the poem
“One Day: The Little More” as :

"One day, and all the half-deed is done,
One day, and all the unborn begun;"

But in the present edited version, we find:

"One day, and all the half-dead is done,
One day, and all the unborn begun;"

How has ‘half-deed’ been edited as ‘half-dead’ ?
Is it not tampering with Sri Aurobindo’s poetry ?

It is believed that some of the earlier editions of Sri Aurobindo’s “Collected Poems” had it as ‘half-deed’.
Regards.
Prof. Jitendra Sharma
Head, Dept. of French
St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri
Calicut – 673008 (Kerala)

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