Sri Aurobindo’s Messages on the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi

Dear Friends, On 30 January 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated at Birla House, New Delhi. On the said occasion, Sri Aurobindo had issued two statements. The first one was a telegram dated 4 February 1948 which was sent to Mr. Kumbi of Gadag, in reply to his telegram “DARKNESS SORROW SPREADS FAST INDIA BAPUJI DEATH CHILDREN PRAY MESSAGE’. It was later released to the newspapers. The second message was sent to All India Radio, Tiruchirapalli,...

Publication of ‘Ananya Nishikanto’

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, It gives me immense pleasure to announce that on 22nd January 2011 Overman Foundation has published its fourth e-book Ananya Nishikanto in Bengali. With this publication, Overman Foundation has become the first organization ever to publish an e-book in Bengali. Written by Shri Anurag Banerjee, Ananya Nishikanto comprises of some humorous anecdotes as well as about thirty-four unpublished poems of Nishikanto Raichowdhury (1909-1973), one of the greatest mystic...

Subhas Ghosal: In Memoriam

                                 Dear Friends, The Aurobindonian community of Bengal has lost a bright star with the untimely demise of Shri Subhas Ghosal—whom we lovingly addressed as ‘Subhas-da’—on 30 December 2010. A litterateur, poet, biographer, essayist and novelist, Subhas-da has excelled in every form of literature. Born on 17 July 1948, he was named by his father Manmathanath (who was a soldier in the Indian National Army) after the name of Subhash Chandra Bose. His novels in...

Publication of “Sri Aurobindo on Ethics”

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, It gives me immense pleasure to announce that on 13th January 2011 Overman Foundation has published its third e-book, Sri Aurobindo on Ethics. Derived from the Latin word ‘ethicus’ and Greek word ‘ethikos’ meaning character or manners, ethics can be defined as the science of moral principles and recognized rules of conduct. The character of a man is generally expressed in terms of his conduct or actions which...

Publication of “Sri Aurobindo: His Political Life and Activities”.

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, It gives me immense pleasure to announce that on 31st December 2010 Overman Foundation has published its second research project in English, “Sri Aurobindo: His Political Life and Activities”. This book comprising of 445 pages is a chronological study of Sri Aurobindo’s political life from 1906 to 1910 through British Government documents, press coverage, memoirs of his political colleagues as well as his own autobiographical account. Hundreds of...

Publication of The Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment.

Dear Friends, It gives me immense pleasure to announce that on 30 December 2010 Overman Foundation has published its first research project in English, the unabridged version of the Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment rendered by C. P. Beachcroft on 6 May 1909. A portion of this judgment emphasizing mostly on Sri Aurobindo was published in the book, “The Alipore Bomb Trial” edited by B. K. Bose in 1922. But it is only through this publication...

Sri Aurobindo’s First Poem

Dear Friends, Sri Aurobindo was once asked, in 1939, during the course of a conversation by one of his disciples: “When did you begin to write poetry?” He answered: “When my two brothers and I were staying at Manchester. I wrote for the Fox family magazine. It was an awful imitation of somebody I don’t remember.” The magazine which Sri Aurobindo had referred to was the Fox’s Weekly which saw the light of the day...

Memorial Service on Sujata Nahar

A Memorial Service dedicated to the loving memory of Sujata Nahar (1925-2007), one of the most devoted and faithful disciples of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother was held on Sunday, 12 December 2010, at the Head Office of Overman Foundation to commemorate the 85th Birth Anniversary of the great sadhika and former inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram who was also one of the co-founders of Mira Aditi Centre and author of the well-known series on...

Reminiscences and photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s last journey

On 9 December 1950, Sri Aurobindo’s physical sheath was put to rest in the Samadhi vault. We take this opportunity of sharing with you the reminiscences of Nirodbaran and Udar Pinto and some photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s last journey. ‘When the Mother saw that I was protesting so strongly about placing Sri Aurobindo’s body in the Samadhi, She took me by the hand and led me to His body, then asked me if I could...

A Brief Description of 5th—9th December 1950 and some more photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi

From 5 December to 9 December 1950, Sri Aurobindo’s physical sheath was kept in state for public darshan. Nirodbaran and Udar Pinto gives a brief description of the four days that followed Sri Aurobindo’s departure: ‘…the sadhaks came one by one and saw the Marvel and the Mystery, the body of the Golden Purusha in eternal sleep. And with tears of joy and grief they offered their prayer to the One who had sacrificed all for...