Rare photographs of Barindra Kumar Ghose

Dear Friends,

As the second installment of our tribute to the great nationalist and revolutionary Barindra Kumar Ghose, the younger brother of Sri Aurobindo, on the occasion of his 132nd Birth Anniversary, we are publishing a set of his rare photographs.

We also take the opportunity to inform you that Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, has  published Barindra Kumar Ghose’s book The Tale of My Exile : Twelve Years in the Andamans (introduced and edited by Dr. Sachidananda Mohanty of  the Department of English, University of Hyderabad) in December 2011.

There will be a discussion of this book on 19 January 2012 at the India International Centre, 40 Max Muller Marg, New Delhi at the Conference Room No. 1 of the IIC). The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Karan Singh, President, Indian Council of Cultural Relations and will have Dr. Kavita Sharma (Director,IIC), Professor Indra Nath Chaudhury (former Member Secretary, IGNCA) and Professor Sachidananda Mohanty, Editor of this book, as discussants.

With warm regards,

Anurag Banerjee,


Overman Foundation.












  1. Sachidananda Mohanty said,

    January 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Dear Anurag:

    Thank you so much for drawing our attention to the memory of a great soul of Mother India! Thank you also for the rare photographs!

    So inspirational!


    Sachi da

  2. Joan Price said,

    January 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Wonderful photos. Thanks so much!!!!

  3. Dian Kiser said,

    January 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    These are beautiful! Thank you!

  4. Nilesh Nathwani, Vienna said,

    January 14, 2012 at 7:38 am

    You are doing a great service to the next generation by putting history in the correct line. Your contribution will not be forgotten.
    A million thanks and best wishes.

  5. Mamata dash said,

    January 14, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity of sharing these rare photos of Barin. He resembles Sri Aurobindo.. a little.
    Mamata Dash

  6. Dr Parul Mohan said,

    January 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Dear Anurag-da,
    Wonderful snaps…
    Excellent efforts on your part….

    With warm regards
    Dr Parul Mohan

  7. SURESH TYAGI said,

    January 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Dear Anurag ji
    Thanks to you for rare photos of Barin !
    I am publishing the Hindi translation of DWEEPANTARER KATHA in ADITI serially .It will be out in a book form soon . You know that I have published Hindi translation of AAMAR ATMAKATHA also..
    The latest publication is ANANDAMATH (translated in English by Sri Aurobindo and Barindra Kumar Ghose ). It is just released !
    Suresh Tyagi

    • Anurag Banerjee said,

      January 17, 2012 at 7:09 am

      Dear Suresh-ji,
      It was a pleasure to know that you are working on the Hindi version of Barindra Kumar Ghose’s ‘Dwipantarer Katha’. It is really encouraging to see a revival of interest in Barindra Kumar.

      With warm regards,

  8. Goutam Ghosal said,

    January 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Very interesting Photos. Thanks a lot.

    Goutam Ghosal

  9. January 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks Anurag for posting these wonderful and rare photos.You are doing a great job!

    Arundhati Chatterjee

  10. Anandi Elba Fernandez said,

    January 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Really interesting to get this pictures of him .Thanks
    Anandi -Auroville-

  11. Ramachandran CM said,

    February 5, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Dear Sir,
    A lot of thanks for these pictures of a Great Revolutionary!

  12. Maria Teresa said,

    April 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

    All my gratitude!


    Maria Teresa (from Italy)

  13. April 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Reblogged this on Skylight.

  14. Suranjan said,

    June 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    just finished atmakahini & atmakatha of bg yesterday. and saw the photos today…great tribute to a great soul.

  15. Partho Ashok Roy said,

    January 30, 2013 at 11:11 am

    To all concerned….many thanks and best wishes for remembering this forgotten son of Mother India.May your tribe increase.!

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