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cover Blessings of the Grace
— Conversations with the Mother; Recollected by Mona Sarkar
ISBN: 978-81-7058-986-0
Available since 20-Feb-2015
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 187
Price: Rs 170

These conversations with the Mother, originally held in French, were noted down from memory by Mona Sarkar. They took place from 1959 to 1968, and covered such topics as the Mother’s way of working with sadhaks, the different nature of the experience when people met her in her interview room, her work to reveal the divine harmony behind appearances, her relation with her own Mahasaraswati aspect, the power of Sri Aurobindo’s presence one feels in his room, and the new consciousness that descended on earth in 1969. The last fourteen pages contain the Mother’s written answers to questions Mona had submitted to her in his diary in 1951. The book contains many photographs of the Mother and facsimiles of her handwritten notes in the original French.


cover Matrimandir: Hymn to the Builders of the Future
— Dominique Darr
ISBN: 978-2-7466-7417-2
Available since 18-Feb-2015
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 212
Price: Rs 3000

This book of photographs and brief accompanying texts by photographic reporter Dominique Darr chronicles the construction of the Matrimandir from its conception in 1965 to its official inauguration in 2008. After the introduction, the photographs are organised into sections, with introductory texts in French and English, that follow a chronology: the beginnings of Auroville in 1968; the excavation of the Matrimandir’s foundation, completed in January 1972; the emerging concrete structure with its four pillars; the participants, skilled and unskilled, who laboured on the site; the shape of the geodesic dome and its covering of golden discs; the area surrounding the Matrimandir; the inner chamber lit by a ray of the sun falling on a crystal; and the meditation rooms around the base of the structure.


cover ABCs of Indian National Education
— Dr Beloo Mehra
ISBN: 978-81-87471-94-3
Available since 16-Feb-2015
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 155
Price: Rs 495

Inspired by what she has found in the Mother’s and Sri Aurobindo’s writings and talks on education, the author has put together a list of twenty-six themes that should guide, shape, or be a part of an Indian national education programme. These themes, one for each letter of the English alphabet, speak to aspects of the essential Indian spirit and emphasise an education based on self-knowledge and self-discovery, a respect for India’s heritage, an understanding of India’s contribution to the past, present, and future of humanity, and a deeper connection with the diverse cultures of the world.


cover Faith—A Lifelong Companion
— Ram Sehgal
ISBN: 978-93-84391-48-5
Available since 07-Feb-2015
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 95
Price: Rs 125

In this memoir the author travels back seventy years to his arrival with his family at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1945. It is a journey animated by his faith in the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. The author depends again and again on this essential element of spiritual life to face and triumph over the troubles and obstacles that assailed him in his professional life, first at Air India and later in the field of advertising, where he rose to leadership positions at several agencies. The stories recounted here illustrate and reinforce his thesis that success in life is truly measured by the power of faith and prayer to strengthen you in times of adversity.


cover "Eternity looked out from her on Time" : A Pictorial Album
— Photographs of the Mother, and texts from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
Available since 30-Jan-2015
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 91
Price: Rs 300

Issued on the occasion of the centenary of the Mother’s arrival in Pondicherry in 1914, this album presents 120 selected photographs from the Mother’s life, many accompanied by texts from Sri Aurobindo or the Mother. Photos from her childhood and early years in Paris as well as a number from her stay in Japan precede the more numerable ones from her life in the Ashram. The Preface provides a brief introduction and creates an ambience for experiencing the Mother’s presence through these photographs.


cover Initiation into Yoga
— Selections from the Works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
ISBN: 978-81-7060-366-5
Available since 10-Jan-2015
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 50
Price: Rs 30


cover Sri Aurobindo and the Hooghly Conference
— Trija Roy
Available since 25-Dec-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 43
Price: Rs 50

Drawing on personal accounts by the participants, contemporary newspaper and journal articles, and archival notes and documents published in research journals, the author provides a brief history of the Hooghly Conference held in September 1909, which Sri Aurobindo attended as an elected delegate and leader of the Nationalist wing of the Congress Party. He describes Sri Aurobindo’s leadership and his efforts to forge unity within the party without sacrificing the ideal of complete independence for India.


cover Sri Aurobindo's Message
15 August 1947
— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-93-5210-073-6
Available since 03-Dec-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 5
Price: Rs 10

In response to a request from All India Radio, Sri Aurobindo gave a message to mark 15 August 1947, the day of India’s independence. This message to his countrymen spoke of five dreams that he had worked for, and which he now saw on the way to fulfilment. The realisation of these dreams would mark the beginning of a new age, not only for India but for the entire world, “for the political, social, cultural and spiritual future of humanity”.


cover India and Her Destiny
— Compiled from the Writings of the Mother
ISBN: 978-93-5210-074-3
Available since 03-Dec-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 41
Price: Rs 18

Compiled from the writings of the Mother, this booklet speaks of India’s soul and its mission to act as spiritual guru to the world, the significance of India’s freedom, its division, and its path to unity, India’s true genius and her destiny, and some notes on Indian culture.


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