Photographs of the Mother’s pre-Ashram years

Dear Friends, As the concluding installment of our special series on the Mother, we are publishing a set of photographs of the Mother’s pre-Ashram years. Taken between 1896 and 1920 these photographs—which have been arranged sequentially—cover the Mother’s life in France, Algeria and Japan. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder,...

Collected Works of Suresh Chandra Chakraborty

Born on 12 December 1891 Suresh Chandra Chakraborty, at the tender age of sixteen, came in contact with Sri Aurobindo with whom he was destined to stay for the rest of his life. His elder brother Prafulla Chakraborty was killed while experimenting with a bomb at Deoghar in 1908. When...

Sujata Nahar: Loving Homage—A Review by Surendra Singh Chouhan

Sujata Nahar: Loving Homage. Compiled and Edited by Nirmal Nahar and Anurag Banerjee with a foreword by Samir Kanta Gupta. Published by Overman Foundation, Kolkata. No. of pages: 150. Price: Rs. 120.  – ‘It is the Truth alone which triumphs, not the Falsehood’ –  Mundak Upanishad Anurag Banerjee—the editor courageous...

Three Rare Photographs of the Mother

Dear Friends, As the second installment of our special series on the Mother, we are publishing three rare photographs of the Mother taken between 1927 and 1930. In the first photograph, the Mother is seen coming down from the roof of the Meditation House. In the second photograph, the Mother...

The Anti-Hindi Riot of Pondicherry by Togo Mukherjee

Dear Friends, On 11 February 1965, a big infuriated mob under the pretext of anti-Hindi demonstration had attacked Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Since this attack—which lasted for a few hours—was absolutely unexpected no help was available. There was only one person—a true hero—who defended the Ashram almost single-handedly and kept the...

The Mother’s Birth Certificate

Dear Friends, February is the month in which, on the 21st, the Mother’s birthday is celebrated in the Aurobindonian community. To commemorate the said occasion, we would publish from this week onwards till the 29th of February a series of photographs and documents related to the Mother’s life and works...