Sri Aurobindo and the Nobel Prize

Dear Friends, Deeply impressed by Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine, Sir Francis Younghusband had nominated Sri Aurobindo’s name for the Nobel Prize in Literature. The nomination was endorsed by the Royal Society of Literature and was accepted by the Swedish Academy in 1943 although no prize in literature was awarded...

Seventy Photographs of the Mother taken on 21 February 1972

Dear Friends, 21 February 2019 marked the 141th Birth Anniversary of the Mother. As our humble homage to Her, seventy photographs of Her taken on the occasion of Her 94th Birthday on 21 February 1972 have been published in the website of Overman Foundation. These photographs of the Mother in...

Fifty-five Photographs of the Mother with K. Amrita

Dear Friends, Amrita was the name given by Sri Aurobindo to Karlapakam Aravamudachari Iyengar (19.9.1895—31.1.1969), a Tamil Brahmin who became a close disciple of Sri Aurobindo whom he had met in 1912. He was the Manager of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and later became one of the first Trustees of Sri...

The Story of the Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

Dear Friends and Well-wishers, Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. We are beginning the new year with the publication of a very special article on the Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother authored by Shri Gangaram Malwade, a senior inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, as well...

Remembering Mona Pinto on her 107th Birth Anniversary

Dear Friends, Ethel Anne Lovegrove better known as Mona Pinto (11 November 1911—21 May 2004) came to Pondicherry in January 1937 and married Udar Pinto in the following month. She was chosen by the Mother to be the overall in-charge of Golconde, a responsibility she executed most efficiently till the...

Abhay Singh Nahar: A Homage

Dear Friends, Abhay Singh Nahar was born on 30 April 1924 to Prithwi Singh Nahar and Suhag Kumari Devi. Having received his early education at Santiniketan, he joined Sri Aurobindo Ashram as an inmate in 1940 when he was sixteen years of age. He started working in the Atelier, the...

M. P. Pandit’s Talks on the Mother and Indira Gandhi

Dear Friends, Madhav Pundalik Pandit, better known as M. P. Pandit, (14 June 1918—14 March 1993) visited Pondicherry for the first time in 1937 and had the Darshan of the Mother on 4 April and that of Sri Aurobindo on 15 August. After completing his B.Com with high honours he...

Three Talks by André Morisset, the Mother’s Son

Dear Friends, André Morisset (23.8.1898—29.3.1982) was the Mother’s only son. His father Henri Morisset (6.4.1870—15.11.1956) was a noted French artist. Having received his early education at Lycee Chaptal School, André joined the army in October 1916 as an artillery officer and participated in the First World War. He received, as...

Pratijna Devi : In Memoriam by Anurag Banerjee

Dear Friends, The Aurobindonian community lost a bright jewel with the passing away of Pratijna Devi on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018. Confined to her bed in the Nursing Home of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, for almost three years, her end came at 8.30 p.m. Born in 1938, Pratijna Devi hailed...