The Writings of Damodar K. Mavalankar
Here we present the collected writings of Damodar K. Mavalankar (1857-?). In the menu to your right, you will find links to all known articles by Damodar, along with collections of his letters, and portions of the diary he left behind. These we have arranged in chronological order, as much as possible, with the exception of serialized articles, which we have arranged according to the publication date of their first installment. Below you will find an alphabetical listing of the same.
Two compilations of Damodar’s writings have been composed posthumously. The first (Damodar: The Writings of a Hindu Chela) was completed in 1940 and represents his full collected writings, including biographical notes, articles, personal letters, references to Damodar by others, his diary, etc.. The second (The Service of Humanity) was first published in 1982, and is composed of materials drawn from the larger collection and brought together in such a way as to demonstrate the heart of Damodar’s life and wisdom. A third book, by the compiler of the first volume (Sven Eek), Damodar and the Pioneers of The Theosophical Movement, contains letters from Damodar and provides much biographical and historical context.
Below, and at the top of the right-hand menu, you will find a customized search engine. This search feature is designed to target only the writings of Damodar and to return results drawn from Google’s database. It is a powerful tool to use in searching through these collected writings.
In addition to this you will find a translation feature to the right of the main title on each article. This allows the article to be translated into dozens of common languages. It uses Google Translator, an online initiative designed to aid in auto-translation. This feature is in its infancy, and translations produced by it aren’t yet ideal, but it is a tool that is improved every day, and holds much promise for the future.
We hope this compilation will be helpful to all interested students.