The Mother’s Last Interview

Dear Friends, From the beginning of April 1973 the Mother had become unwell while She was giving blessings. Though She rested for a few days and became a little better, She understood that meeting people and granting special interviews would no longer be possible. Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, the Mother’s confidant, writes in his Pranab’s Talk on the Mother (pp. 3-4):      ‘…on the 20th of May at about 9:30 p.m. when I had just gone...

The Mother’s Correspondence with Dilip Kumar Roy

Dear Friends, Not many people are aware of the fact that the Mother had a unique bond of love and affection with Dilip Kumar Roy (1897-1980), one of Sri Aurobindo’s most favourite disciples. Sri Aurobindo is reported to have written the maximum number of letters to Dilip Kumar Roy. Even after Sri Aurobindo’s accident in November 1938 which resulted in the cessation of all correspondence between Him and His other disciples, the epistolary exchanges between...

Photographs of the Mother’s early years

Dear Friends, The late Pournaprema, the Mother’s youngest grand-daughter, whom we lovingly addressed as ‘Pourna-di’, has begun her book on the Mother titled A Unique Little Girl in the following words: ‘A unique little girl… Do you understand what that means? A unique little girl, is a little girl who is not ordinary. I believe you know her… This is the little girl who is not ordinary. This little girl is called Mirra—Mirra Alfassa. That...

The Mother’s First Essay

Dear Friends, February is the month in which, on the 21st, the Mother’s birthday is celebrated in the Aurobindonian community. To commemorate the said occasion, we would publish from this week onwards till the 28th of February a number of documents related to the Mother’s life and works every week as tributes.   Today we are starting our series of tributes to the Mother by publishing the first essay titled The Path of Later On which...

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...