Publication of Volume I and Volume II of Sri Aurobindo and His Essential Thoughts

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation,

There are thousands of books, booklets and articles written on Sri Aurobindo and his works and teachings which are steadily becoming rare and getting lost in the ocean of oblivion. To make such publications of the bygone era easily available to one and all, Overman Foundation has undertaken the task of collecting such forgotten works which have not lost their relevance and republishing them.

Volume IIn the first volume of Sri Aurobindo and His Essential Thoughts, ten articles — providing a wonderful introduction to Sri Aurobindo’s major works and his philosophy — published in various magazines and booklets between 1940 and 1980 have been included. The said articles include Sri Aurobindo and the Veda and Sri Aurobindo’s Life Divine: A Study by Vellury Chandrasekharam, Sri Aurobindo’s Interpretation of the Gita and Sri Aurobindo and Man’s Socio-Political Development by Charu Chandra Dutt, The Poetry of Sri Aurobindo: A Survey by Lotika Ghose, The Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo by Morwenna Donnelly, Sri Aurobindo and the Poetry of the Future by Sree Krishna Prasad, Sri Aurobindo and the Indian Tradition by Sanat K. Banerji, The Teachings of Sri Aurobindo by Arabinda Basu and The Message of Sri Aurobindo by Dr. Karan Singh.

Volume IIIn the second volume of Sri Aurobindo and His Essential Thoughts, ten articles — which had seen the light of day in various magazines between 1945 and 1991 — have been selected with the view of providing to the reader a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of Sri Aurobindo’s thoughts. The said articles include Sri Aurobindo’s Vision of Supermanhood by Haridas Chaudhury, Sri Aurobindo and Art by Charu Chandra Dutt, Sri Aurobindo and Aesthetics by V. K. Gokak, Sri Aurobindo and the Upanishads by M. P. Pandit, Sri Aurobindo and the Crisis of Modern Man by Jugal Kishore Mukherji, Sri Aurobindo’s Interpretation of History by A. B. Purani, Sri Aurobindo’s Concept of Human Unity by Rajni Chhabra, Sri Aurobindo on Education by Ranjit Kumar Acharjee, Yoga and Human Evolution by Arabinda Basu, etc.

The first volume of Sri Aurobindo and His Essential Thoughts consists of 260 pages and is priced at Rs. 325 (Three Hundred and Twenty Five) only. The second volume of Sri Aurobindo and His Essential Thoughts consists of 150 pages and is priced at Rs. 200 (Two Hundred) only.

It is hoped that Aurobindonian scholars, researchers as well as the general reader would be benefitted by these volumes.

To place an order for the aforesaid books, kindly contact at or (0) 9830244192. Payment can be made through money-order, cheques, demand drafts and online remittance as well.

With warm regards,
Anurag Banerjee
Overman Foundation.


2 Replies to “Publication of Volume I and Volume II of Sri Aurobindo and His Essential Thoughts

  1. “There are thousands…getting lost in the ocean of oblivion”
    For whatever my thought is worth on this matter and with the conviction that Anurag alone will be able to find and save another such writing :
    In the early ’80s, I happened to read a journal , perhaps “Srinavantu” , I do not remember the title clearly today – in the Ashram Reading Room where Sudha-di was the in charge earlier ( Sudha Mohanty ).
    This journal or magazine, was printed in both Bengali and English in the same copy – being the same content in both languages.
    In this journal I read a deeply moving and exhilarating account of one of the young revolutionaries and an eye witness -recounting how he recieved a copy of the Bhagawad Gita (in the years before the Alipore Jail event), in which , on the orders of Lokmanya Tilak , the words “Sri Krishna Uvācha” had been scratched out and substituted by the hand written : ” Sri Aravinda Uvācha”. AND this was done in all the copies distributed to the freedom fighting revolutionaries. Therefore, It would be a treasure to find and trace the identity of this person and eye witness recounting the whole incident, and to save and preserve the original text and source from Srinavantu’s referance. Thus the world would realise how highly Tilak venerated the Avatar Sri Aurobindo far before His Realisation of Vasudeva in the “ashram at Alipore” and the Siddhi of 1926.

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