The Passing of Dolly Mutsuddi

  On Friday 22 June 2012 Dolly Mutsuddi, the youngest niece of Dr. Nirodbaran, has left her physical body in the Ashram Nursing Home at the age of seventy-five. With her demise the Aurobindonian community has lost a bright jewel. Dolly-di—as we lovingly addressed her—was the personification of innocence, sweetness...

The Mother’s Letters to Barindra Kumar Ghose.

Dear Friends, Today we are publishing four letters of the Mother written to Barindra Kumar Ghose between 1941 and 1945. We come to know from these four letters that the Mother used to send a sum of Rs. 100 every month during the Second World War to Barindra Kumar who...

Barindra Kumar Ghose’s tribute to Sri Aurobindo.

Dear Friends, Today we are publishing a tribute of Barindra Kumar Ghose (1880—1959), the noted revolutionary, journalist and author to his elder brother and spiritual guide, Sri Aurobindo. This tribute, titled Sri Aurobindo: The Recluse of Pondicherry (As I Understand Him), was published in The Statesman on 29 August 1933....

The Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment: A Review by Dr. Larry Seidlitz

‘The Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment’: Editor: Anurag Banerjee. Publisher: Overman Foundation. Number of pages: 144. Price: Rs. 190. This book presents the full verdict in the Alipore Bomb case that was delivered on 6 May 1909 by C.P. Beachcroft. It runs 137 pages in length, but this was no ordinary...

Paul Richard’s Tribute to Sri Aurobindo.

Dear Friends, Today we are publishing the text of a speech of Paul Richard on Sri Aurobindo which was delivered to the ‘Students Asiatic Union’ on 3 May 1919 at Waseda University in Tokyo. Paul Antoine Richard was born on 17 June 1874 at Marsillargues, in the department of Hérault,...