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Title Sri Aurobindo Mandir/ Sri Aurobindo Mandir Annual
Document Type Journal
Language Bengali
Publisher Name Sri Kshitishchandra Datta


Sri Aurobindo Mandir Annual was a journal of the Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir, Calcutta. First published in 1942, the journal carried various writings of Sri Aurobindo including poems, plays, essays, commentaries, and letters in English. It carried articles on Aurobindo, his philosophy and contributions. The journal also published broader essays and commentaries on philosophy, ethics, religion, spirituality, aesthetics, art, literature, and history. The journal was available from Calcutta, Madras, New Delhi and London.

‘Savitri’, an epic poem in blank verse by Aurobindo based on theology from the Mahabharata, appeared in the journal. Some of Aurobindo’s plays were also first published in the Annual. Writings of contemporary personalities such as C.C. Dutt, Bipin Chandra Pal and M. Daya Kishan on Aurobindo and his achievements appeared in the journal. A select list of articles published in the journal shows its accent on religion, philosophy and spiritual affairs: Nolini Kanta Gupta’s ‘Man and the Gods’; Haridas Chaudhuri’s ‘Immortality’; Arabinda Basu’s ‘The Divine Maya’; Sisir Kumar Ghose’s ‘Mystics and Society’; T.V. Kapali Sastry’s ‘Thoughts on Tantra’; and K.C. Varadachari’s ‘A Critique of the Pramanas’. Other articles included V.K. Gokak’s ‘The ‘Romanticist’s Conception of Beauty’ and K.D. Sethna’s ‘Notes on Poetic Inspiration’. The journal’s seventh number was published on the occasion of Sri Aurobindo’s 76th birthday.

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