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,...

Second “Shrimat Anirvan Memorial Oration”: A Report

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, The second “Shrimat Anirvan Memorial Oration” organized by Overman Foundation was held on Friday, 8 July 2016, 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....

Sri Aurobindo and the Mystery of Death by Shrimat Anirvan

Dear Friends, 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 his name to Anirvan by...