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...

Publication of Shrimat Anirvan’s “Letters from a Baul” and “Mrityu O Janmantor Prasange” and the third edition of “Sri Aurobindo As We Saw Him.”

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, Shrimat Anirvan (8 July 1896—31 May 1978) 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...

The Fourth “Shrimat Anirvan Memorial Oration” : A Report

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, The Fourth “Shrimat Anirvan Memorial Oration” organized by Overman Foundation was held on Saturday, 7 July 2017, at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan (8 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata 700071). The programme was chaired by Professor Supriyo Bhattacharya, former Head of the Department of Economics, Kalyani University....