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Title Mother India
Document Type Journal
Language English
Publisher Name K.R. Poddar
Publisher Region Bombay


Started in 1949, Mother India was the Sri Aurobindo Ashram’s fortnightly journal of politics, international relations, political thought, religion, philosophy, science, culture and society. The journal was published on alternative Saturdays from Bombay. The journal’s founding editor was K.D. Sethna. Mother India specially focused on the life and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual collaborator, Mira Alfassa or the Mother. The journal published articles, poems, reports, messages, letters to the editor, and book reviews. The journal also had a Hindi version, entitled Bharat Mata.


Published articles included Francis Watson’s ‘The Future of the United Nations’; C.C. Dutt’s ‘Sri Aurobindo and Man’s Socio-political Development’; W.N. Ewer’s ‘The Decline of Communism in Western Europe’; Philip C. Jessup’s ‘The Aggression in Korea’; and John Stewart-Wallace’s ‘New trends in Western Thought – Religion and a Philosophy of Synthesis’.


The journal included Aurobindo’s original writings, and commentaries on the same. The journal aimed ‘to provide authentic guidance in regard to the many important questions which arise in the minds of thoughtful persons all over the world’.


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