Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation,
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Overman Foundation has taken up the distribution of five notable books in English and Bengali.
Shri Anirvan (8 July 1896—31 May 1978) was a great scholar and philosopher who had mastered the Astādhyayi of Pānini at a very early age. After completing his formal education he renounced the world and became Nirvanananda Saraswati. But after a few years he dropped the ochre robes and changed his name to Anirvan by which name he became known to the world at large. He spent a number of years in Lohaghat (Almora) where Madame Lizelle Reymond, a Swiss spiritual seeker, joined him and literally took him to the West through her books. Shri Anirvan later shifted to Shillong in Assam and finally to Kolkata where he spent his last years. His first book was a Bengali translation of Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine which was described as a “living translation” by Sri Aurobindo himself.
Translated from Bengali to English by Shri Gautam Dharmapal, Shri Anirvan’s Aitareya Upanisad is the translation of the second volume of the Upanisad Prasanga Series written by him and published by the Burdwan University in 1969. Aitareya Upanisad belongs to Rigveda. Aitareya Brāhmana is one of the Brāhmana of Rigveda and Aitareya Aranyaka is at the end of the Brāhmana. It has five Aranyakas. The last four chapters of the second Aranyaka is Aitareya Upanisad. Shri Anirvan had discussed and interpreted Aitareya Upanisad in the light of Aitareya Aranyaka. In his insightful introduction, he has also discussed all the relevant subjects contained in the Aranyaka in detail.
Comprising 270 pages Aitareya Upanisad is available at a price of Rs. 250 (Two Hundred and Fifty) only.
Sahitya Prasanga is a collection of essays compiled from the letters of Shri Anirvan written in Bengali to two of his followers. These essays—which deal with the various aspects of Bengali Literature—include interesting themes like “Poetics and Poetry”, Tragedy”, “Men and Women in Literature”, “Spiritual Literature”, “Vulgarity in Vaishnava Padabali”, “Comparative Evaluation of Vaishnava Philosophy and Western Philosophy” to name a few. The major attractions of this collection are thought-provoking articles on Rabindranath Tagore and Vaishnava poets like Jaidev, Vidyapati, Chandidas and Jnandas.
Comprising 112 pages Sahitya Prasanga is available at a price of Rs. 120 (One Hundred and Twenty) only.
Atmakatha is the anthology of Anirvan’s autobiographical writings and memoirs and other themes of spiritual interest compiled aptly from his published works and unpublished correspondence in Bengali. In these writings, he has commented on his early life, his formative spiritual experiences and the development of his inner self. The book also features his dynamic outlooks about traditional Guruism prevalent in Hindu monasteries, asceticism and human life in general.
Comprising 224 pages Atmakatha is available at a price of Rs. 300 (Three Hundred) only.
Through chapters based on the locales in Bengal where the dramatic events in Sri Aurobindo’s life played out, Anshu Banerjee’s Smriti Tirtha draws the reader back to the years 1906 to 1910, when Sri Aurobindo was at the centre of the freedom movement. Using multiple sources and first-hand accounts, the story is rich with details of the life and activities at such locations as 12 Wellington Square, Sri Aurobindo’s revolutionary headquarters, the National College at Boubazar Street where Sri Aurobindo acted as principal, the office of Bande Mataram in Creek Row, the house on Grey Street from where he was arrested in April 1908, Alipore Jail, the Sessions Court where he was acquitted, and Chandernagore, his place of seclusion before he departed for Pondicherry.
Comprising 168 pages Smriti Tirtha is available at a price of Rs. 150 (One Hundred Fifty) only.
To place an order for these aforesaid books, please write to the following email address:
With warm regards,