A Message from the Chairman

Dear Friends, Ever since we have launched the online research facility at Overman Foundation in September 2010, we have received a wonderful response from all those who are a part of the Aurobindonian community. We receive e-mails from many people with the request of informing them about the nature of the research materials we possess. But at times we receive certain e-mails in which we are asked about the “price” of our primary materials.  For...

More Invaluable Treasures

Dear Friends of Overman Foundation, You are all aware that we have received the Mother’s sari and blouse and a cloth-piece of Sri Aurobindo as gifts from two senior sadhikas of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. Allow me to inform you that we have received more of such invaluable treasures. The treasures include objects used by the Mother and Sri Aurobindo and have been gifted to Overman Foundation by Shrimati Vasanti Rao. We have also been...

Two Precious Gifts

Dear Friends, It gives me immense bliss to announce to you all that Overman Foundation has received two precious gifts from two senior sadhikas of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. And the gifts are a sari with a blouse worn by the Mother and a piece of cloth belonging to Sri Aurobindo. These rare gifts will adorn the shrine of Overman Foundation and be brought out for public darshan on special occasions. With warm regards, Anurag...

The First “Auro-Ratna Award” Ceremony: A Report

The inaugural “Auro-Ratna Award” ceremony took place on Friday, 27th August 2010, at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. The first recipients of the Award were Shri K. D. Sethna alias Amal Kiran, Prof. Arabinda Basu, better known as ‘Arindam-da’ in the Aurobindonian circle and the late Jugal Kishore Mukherjee. The ceremony took place at three different locations considering the age of Shri K. D. Sethna and Prof. Arabinda Basu. In the early hours of the...

Inauguration of the Online Research Facility at Overman Foundation

On Saturday, 4th September 2010, Overman Foundation launched its online research facility for researchers and scholars who are keen to work on the lives and works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The inauguration ceremony, which took place at the Head Office of Overman Foundation at 7 p.m. began with the rendition of the Mother’s organ music. Mrs. Sanghamitra Banerjee, eminent film actress of the Bengali film industry inaugurated the facility and described the concept...

A Message from the Chairman

Dear Friends, As you are aware we, at Overman Foundation, are working to create an online research facility which would be officially launched soon. In the past three months we have acquired an invaluable collection of Government documents and press coverage related to Sri Aurobindo’s political activities of the period 1906-1910. And you are also aware of the generous gifts of photographs and unpublished letters made to Overman Foundation by Shri Nirmal Singh Nahar and...

OVERMAN FOUNDATION CONDEMNS THE BOOK ‘THE FAILED PROPHET’

Following the controversy regarding the book The Failed Prophet, the Chairman of Overman Foundation Shri Anurag Banerjee has issued the following statement: Before the storm revolving around Peter Heehs’ book The Lives of Sri Aurobindo could subside, another derogatory book on Sri Aurobindo written by N. Nandhivarman and titled The Failed Prophet has seen the light of the day. The author for a number of years has written on the ‘mismanagement’ of the Sri Aurobindo...

An Important Announcement

Overman Foundation is happy to announce the acquisition of a valuable collection of letters and photographs. This collection, donated by Shri Nirmal Singh Nahar, includes unpublished letters of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Nolini Kanta Gupta, Dilip Kumar Roy, Prithwi Singh Nahar, Nishikanto Roychowdhury, S. Doraiswamy, Sujata Nahar and others. Another collection has been gifted to Overman Foundation by Shri Malay Banerjee and it consists of unpublished letters written to him by Satprem and...

We are aiming to create an online research facility at Overman Foundation within the next four months.

Dear Friends, Overman Foundation has completed a month of its existence yesterday. From the day of its inception on 29th March 2010 till the present date, we are working to build the infrastructure which would enable us to fulfill the objectives of our organization. And at every step, we have felt the Grace of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and experienced their Force helping and guiding us. We’ve miles to go but we are confident...

K.D. Sethna (Amal Kiran), Prof. Arabinda Basu and the late Jugal Kishore Mukherjee to receive the ‘Auro-Ratna’ award

Overman Foundation aims to recognize the contribution of the scholars, writers and workers of the Aurobindonian movement in various fields. For this purpose, the ‘Auro-Ratna’ award has been created to felicitate the ‘true children’ of the Divine who, as defined by the Mother, are those few who have consecrated all of themselves and all they have—soul, life, work and wealth. Today, on behalf on Overman Foundation, I take this opportunity to announce the names of...