… is an internationally known creative writer. He is the recipient of India’s national recognition, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the nation’s most prestigious literary award, the Saraswati Samman. As a social commentator, his columns in India’s national dailies like The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Hindu and The Statesman, revealing the deeper truth and the untraced aspects behind current issues, have been highly appreciated.
.. is a research associate with the Sri Aurobindo Society.
Dr. Alok Pandey has been working in the field of psychiatry with a spiritual approach for more than 15 years. He has developed a working concept of integral health and integral psychology which he is using in his life and practice. He is one of the founders of SAIIIHR
… likes to dabble with words and experiences, creating a moment that can be shared with others. She has been the Editor of Next Future since its inception in 2003.
Te Ana Vava (Medhananda)
Medhananda was born in Germany and became a judge of the High Court at Frankfurt. He then lived in Tahiti for several years. In 1949 he wrote to Sri Aurobindo and joined the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1952. He was given the work of Librarian of Sri Aurobindo Library by the Mother.
… is a Fulbright Scholar at Texas and Yale (1990-81), and currently a Professor of English Literature at the University of Hyderabad. He is a former Senior Academic Fellow at the American Studies Research Center, Hyderabad and former Vice President, South India American Studies Network (SIASN). He has a number of books to his credit including two edited volumes on Sri Aurobindo.
M.P. Pandit came to the Ashram at a very young age. He is the author of a large number of books and articles on Integral Yoga and the Indian spiritual tradition. He was the Chairman of World Union International.
Based in New Delhi, Monika is a personal finance resource person. She is attempting to integrate The Mother’s ideas on bringing up children to bring up her daughter Meera.
.. is a Research and Publications Officer for the Economic Research Council in London. Aidan did his PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics.
… was a Professor of Linguistics and a disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. He enjoyed sharing what he received from his study of their Works and Vision.
Norman C. Dowsett
A prolific writer and poet, Norman C.Dowsett was born on 9th Oct, 1908 in England. In 1942 He met Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry and three years later became a permanent member of the Ashram. He participated in the experiment of the Free Progress Education carried on in the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education where he taught for 25 years.
… is one of the icons of the communication field in India, having been conferred the A & M Advertising Man of the Year (1994). Between 1997-98, he presided over the Advertising Agencies Association of India. He studied and grew up at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry.
P.B. Saint Hilaire studied at the ‘Ecole polytechnique’ in France. His spiritual search took him to Japan, Mongolia and finally to the Ashram at Pondicherry where he was given the name ‘Pavitra’. He was the Director of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education.
Dr. Sampadananda Mishra
.. is a lover of Sanskrit and the Scriptures. He has authored a number of books and multimedia projects on Sanskrit, and conducts immersion workshops for those inspired by this Divine language. He is presently a Director of the Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC) at Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry.
Smitha Vasudevan likes to give words to the impressions and associations that form while reading.
Dr. Soumitra Basu
… is a psychiatrist and a research scholar. He was project director of a drug detoxification and counselling centre. He is an editor of Namah and the author of the book on Integral Health.
Dr. A.S. Dalal
… was earlier the Director of Klamath Mental Health Centre at Oregon, USA, and the Co-director of the Institute of Integral Psychology, Ojai, California. He has been the compiler of many books on mental health, psychology and yoga.
K.D.Sethna (Amal Kiran)
K.D. Sethna was a well-known poet and was the editor of Mother India. He has written a large number of books and articles on a wide range of topics.
Nolini Kanta Gupta
Nolini Kanta Gupta was a revolutionary, linguist, scholar, critic, poet, philosopher and a man of deep spiritual realisation. He authored nearly 60 books in both English and Bengali.
Kittu Reddy has been a teacher at the SAICE since 1958. His principal subjects are Indian Culture, Polity and History in the light of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. He has written three books and works closely with the Indian Army. Read more..
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