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....

Ratna As I Knew Her by Kittu Reddy

Dear Friends, Ratna Chakrabarti (28 July 1941—3 March 2017) was born to Chief Justice Santosh Kumar Chakrabarti and Bokul Rani. She received her early education in Arambagh Girls School. Afterwards she joined the Mahakali Balika Vidyalaya and Howrah Girls College and passed her matriculation examination in 1956. In that very...

Sundaram—The Poet by Anuben Ambalal Purani

Dear Friends, Born on 22 March 1908 as Tribhuvandas Luhar to Purushottamdas Keshavdas Luhar and Ujamben in the village of Miyanmatar (located in the district of Bharuch), Sundaram was a legendary poet of Gujarat. At the age of eighteen, his first poem ‘Ekanshe De’ was published in Sabarmati, a Gujarati...

A Tribute to Udar Pinto, Mona Pinto and Millie Pinto

Dear Friends, On 15 August 1937, Lawrence Marshal Pinto (24 April 1907—7 December 2001) and his newly married wife Ethel Anne alias Mona had their first Darshan of Sri Aurobindo at Pondicherry. The impact of the Darshan was such that Lawrence Pinto, who was then in his thirtieth year, decided...

An Unusual Darshan of Sri Aurobindo

Dear Friends, We are sharing with all our readers the reminiscence of an unusual Darshan of Sri Aurobindo as recounted by Indubhai, one of the early inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. This reminiscence is followed by another anecdote narrated by K. D. Sethna alias Amal Kiran. With warm regards,...

Satprem and Sujata : A Tribute by Dr. Kireet Joshi

Dear Friends, Born as Bernard Enginger on 30 October 1923, Satprem was a member of the French Resistance during the Second World War and was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943. He was released after spending one and a half years in German concentration camp. He visited Pondicherry for the...