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...

Two Interviews of M. P. Pandit and Amal Kiran’s Tribute to Him

Dear Friends, Madhav Pundalik Pandit, better known as M. P. Pandit, was born on 14 June, 1918. He 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...

Facsimile of Sri Aurobindo’s “Last Poems”

Dear Friends, In August 1952, on the occasion of Sri Aurobindo’s eightieth Birthday, a special anthology of Sri Aurobindo’s “Last Poems” was published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. In this anthology, forty-eight poems, consisting mainly of sonnets, were included and these were among the last written poems of Sri Aurobindo....

Sri Aurobindo As I Have Seen Him by Nirodbaran

Dear Friends, On 15 August 1992, Dr. Nirodbaran Talukdar (1903-2006), who served Sri Aurobindo as a scribe and attendant, gave a talk in Bengali titled “Sri Aurobindo As I Have Seen Him” which was broadcast on Radio Calcutta. For our readers, we are happy to publish the English translation of...