Publication of ‘Sujata Nahar: Loving Homage.’

  Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, It gives me immense pleasure to announce that on 12 December 2011 Overman Foundation has published its fifth book, Sujata Nahar: Loving Homage. Edited by Nirmal Nahar and Anurag Banerjee with a foreword by Samir Kanta Gupta, this tri-lingual book is a collection of tributes paid to Sujata Nahar, the noted authoress and sadhika of the Integral Yoga, in English, Bengali and French. The book also includes...

Sri Aurobindo on Ethics and Sri Aurobindo: His Political Life and Activities: A Review by Dr. Prema Nandakumar

Sri Aurobindo on Ethics: compiled and edited by Anurag Banerjee. Published by Overman Foundation, Kolkata. Price— E-copy: Rs. 20. (Hard-copy: Rs. 60). Sri Aurobindo: His Political Life and Activities: compiled and edited by Anurag Banerjee with a preface by Prof. Kittu Reddy. Published by Overman Foundation, Kolkata. Price—E-copy: Rs. 200. (Hard-copy: Rs. 450). Anurag Banerjee rightly refers to “the ocean of his (Sri Aurobindo’s) writings” when introducing Sri Aurobindo on Ethics.  One of the reasons I...

Sri Aurobindo on Ethics, The Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment and Sri Aurobindo: His Political Life and Activities: A Review by Surendra Singh Chouhan

Sri Aurobindo on Ethics: Compiled and edited by Anurag Banerjee. Published by Overman Foundation, Kolkata. Price— E-copy: Rs. 20. (Hard-copy: Rs. 60). The Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment: Compiled and edited by Anurag Banerjee. Published by Overman Foundation, Kolkata. Price—E-copy: Rs. 50. (Hard-copy: Rs. 150). Sri Aurobindo: His Political Life and Activities: Compiled and edited by Anurag Banerjee with a preface by Prof. Kittu Reddy. Published by Overman Foundation, Kolkata. Price—E-copy: Rs. 200. (Hard-copy: Rs. 450)....

Huta-di, the Offered One—In Memoriam

Dear Friends, We are publishing a second tribute written by Shri Surendra Singh Chouhan to our much revered Huta-ben who left her physical body on 17 November 2011. Shri Surendra Singh Chouhan is an ex-student of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (SAICE); after finishing his Higher Course he taught for a year in SAICE. He is an international educator and presently teaching Philosophy to the Chinese students in Shanghai under the auspices of Shanghai...

“Huta, ‘The Offered One’ – a very special child of the Mother” by Shraddhavan

On November 17th 2011 – the anniversary of the Mother’s passing – at 1.30pm, a very special child of the Mother, born Savita D. Hindocha, quietly left her body in the Ashram Nursing Home. She had been there for about a month with her condition gradually deteriorating, after ailing for several months. When she joined the Ashram permanently on February 10th 1955 in her late teens the Mother gave her the name ‘Huta’ meaning ‘The...

More photographs of the early members of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Dear Friends, As the last installment of our series on the early years of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, we are publishing some more photographs of the early inmates of the Ashram. A number of these photographs were gifted to us by Shri Nirmal Singh Nahar and Ms. Gauti Pinto. We take the opportunity to thank them for their priceless gifts. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation.                                                      *                                                          Datta                                             T. V....

When were Aurobindo Ghose and Mirra called “Sri Aurobindo” and the “Mother”?

Dear Friends, As a part of our ongoing series on the early years of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, we are publishing a brilliant article titled, ‘When were Aurobindo Ghose and Mirra called “Sri Aurobindo” and the “Mother”’ penned by Shri Raman Reddy, a noted researcher and archivist at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives and Research Department. Not only does this article point out the precise time and course of events of the said theme but it also...

Photographs of the early members of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Dear Friends, As a part of our ongoing series on the early period of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, we are publishing some photographs of the early members of the Ashram. Most of these rare photographs are from the Nirmal Nahar Papers and Photographs preserved at the Archives of Overman Foundation. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation.                                                    * Sri Aurobindo with Bijoy Nag, Suresh Chandra Chakraborty (Moni) and Nolini Kanta Gupta.                                          Sahana...

Anshuman Banerjee: In Memoriam

Dear Friends, The Aurobindonian community of Bengal has lost one of its most beloved and revered members. Shri Anshuman Banerjee, Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Kolkata, has breathed his last on 1 November 2011. Born on 23 July 1929 he was a noted scholar, author and thinker whose published works include masterpieces like ‘Surya-Pathik Sri Aurobindo’, ‘Mayer Lekha Mayer Katha’, ‘Agniyuger Agnikatha’ and ‘Kolkataye Sri Aurobindo Smriti Tirtha’. He was the recipient of the prestigious...

Remembering Mona Pinto on her Birth Centenary

  Dear Friends,  11 November 2011 marks the Birth Centenary of Mona Pinto, the erstwhile manager of Golconde, the oldest guest-house of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and a direct disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother whom we still remember with love and respect. Born on 11 November 1911 to Ethel May and Augustus Lovegrove in London, Ethel Anne Lovegrove alias Mona was the eldest in the family of six children. Her family-members belonged to the...