Chitra Bose: In Memoriam by Anurag Banerjee

Dear Friends, On Saturday, 13 August 2016, the firmament of the Aurobindonian Community of West Bengal lost one of its brightest stars with the passing away of Chitra Bose, founder of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir, one of the eminent pre-primary schools of Calcutta, and Managing Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Sakti...

Happy Birthday to Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee

Dear Friends and Well-wishers, 20 October 2016 marks the eightieth birthday of Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee. Born on 20 October 1936 to Tejendranath and Usha Rani, he the grandson of the famous revolutionary Jatindranath Mukherjee alias Bagha Jatin. He came to Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1948, studied and taught at Sri...

Rare Photographs of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

Dear Friends, Ever since the inception of Overman Foundation, we have strived to collect rare photographs and documents on Sri Aurobindo, the Mother and Sri Aurobindo Ashram of Pondicherry and present them before the members of Aurobindonian community. During the course of our search for new or unearthed materials on...

Ramakrishna Das Babaji: Two Tributes by Manoj Das and Gunananda Das

Dear Friends, Ramakrishna Das (14 August 1908—8 November 1998)—better known as Babaji Maharaj—was born in the village of Rairpur situated in the district of Jagatsinghpur in Orissa. Even from his early years he had a strong inclination towards spiritual life. He started reading spiritual books and great epics like the...

Two Rare Press Reports on Sri Aurobindo

Dear Friends, Throughout the month of August, we have published a special series on Sri Aurobindo. As the concluding installment of the said series, we have published two rare press reports of Sri Aurobindo. The first report had appeared on 16 February 1910 in the Bengalee. According to this newspaper,...

Swami Pratyagatmananda Saraswati’s tribute to Sri Aurobindo

Dear Friends, Swami Pratyagatmananda Saraswati was born as Pramathanath Mukherjee on 27 August 1880 at Chanduli in the district of Burdwan. He passed his M.A. with honours in philosophy. He started his career as a professor at the National Council of Education where he had Sri Aurobindo as his colleague....

James H. Cousins’ Reminiscence of Sri Aurobindo

Dear Friends, James H. Cousins (22 July 1873—20 February 1956) was an Irish writer, poet, teacher and critic about whose book New Ways in English Literature Sri Aurobindo has said that it was “literary criticism which is of the first order, at once discerning and suggestive, criticism which forces us...

Manoj Das Receives “Auro-Ratna Award” 2015: A Report

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, The sixth “Auro-Ratna Award” ceremony was organized on Sunday, 15 November 2015 at the ‘Hall of Harmony’ of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry. In this ceremony which was hosted by Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Padmashri Manoj Das, famous author,...