About Overman Foundation

Founded by Anurag Banerjee on 29 March 2010 at Kolkata, Overman Foundation is a non-profit organization which runs India’s only online research institute providing the facility of online research on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother to researchers, scholars and independent authors. It is not a religious organization but a centre of research and spiritual learning.

Overman Foundation provides an ‘intellectual sanctuary” in the form of an Archives Library which houses a large number of books in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi and French on Sri Aurobindo Studies along with a digital library where hundreds of books on Sri Aurobindo Studies and Indian spirituality are available in electronic format. The Archives Library also has an impressive collection of rare books and articles on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother including books autographed by Them.

Overman Foundation has an Archive where over 35,000 documents, photographs, press cuttings, government documents, unpublished manuscripts and correspondence of Sri Aurobindo, the Mother as well as the early inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram are preserved. Selected documents and photographs from the Archives of Overman Foundation are regularly uploaded in the online forum of the organization. It is noteworthy that all the documents and photographs in the Archives of Overman Foundation are digitized as well.

Lectures, discourses and talks by eminent exponents of Aurobindonian philosophy and Integral Yoga are organized and sponsored by Overman Foundation throughout the year. Workshops on subjects aiming to make life beautiful are also conducted regularly. Overman Foundation also organizes the annual “Shrimat Anirvan Memorial Oration” and “Subhash Kumar Mukherjee Memorial Oration”— in memory of Shrimat Anirvan (8 July 1896—31 May 1978), one of the finest exponents of Indian scriptures and Aurobindonian philosophy and Subhash Kumar Mukherjee (23 July 1927—14 February 2012), entrepreneur, sportsman and a sincere devotee of the Mother,  respectively.

Overman Foundation has a publication unit through which its research projects see the light of day. It also runs a book distribution agency and an audio-visual wing where books on Aurobindonian philosophy and Indian scriptures are available for sale.

Overman Foundation offers a number of online certificate courses on Vedas, Upanishads and Tantra through which an introduction to the sacred scriptures of India are provided.

In association with Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre, a vibrant centre of learning in Kolkata which also runs the Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir, the reputed pre-primary school, Overman Foundation offers a certificate course titled “Introduction to Sri Aurobindo Studies” in correspondence format as an introduction to Sri Aurobindo’s essential thought and vision.

The motto of all the members of the organization can be best summed up in the following words of Sri Aurobindo:

‘The coming of a spiritual age must be preceded by the appearance of an increasing number of individuals who are no longer satisfied with the normal intellectual, vital and physical existence of man, but perceive that a greater revolution is the real goal of humanity and attempt to effect it in themselves, to lead others to it and to make it the recognized goal of the race. In proportion as they succeed and to the degree to which they carry this evolution, the yet unrealized potentiality which they represent will become an actual possibility of the future.’ (The Human Cycle, p. 261)

The administration of Overman Foundation is monitored by its Board whose members are Nirmal Singh Nahar (Founder-Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Kolkata), Prof. Kittu Reddy and Ms. Krishna Chakravarti (senior members of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry) .

28 Comments

  1. Alok said,

    April 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    It is an invaluable contribution to bring to the light the Integral Vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother for the humanity. I deeply appreciate the initiative.

    Alok

  2. Goutom Banerji said,

    May 1, 2011 at 3:45 am

    This is really a novel as well as timely effort to make people in general and the youth in particular exposed to the invaluable treasures of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo as also help people like me who are trying to find entry into the vast and all encompassing kingdom of ideas of the Mother and the Master remain connected with the thoughts and writings of them as well as others who help us greatly in this regard.

    Goutom

  3. Mrs.T.Rathi said,

    May 9, 2011 at 8:55 am

    For the first time I have come across new information on Shri Aurobindo and The Mother. Being a devotee I was glad to peruse the photos and info.
    Thanks for the same.
    Rathi

  4. July 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Anurag’s initiative is highly laudable. I have benefited from his postings on behalf of the Overman Foundation–rare photos and rare information. Thank you Anurag.

    Sreerangan Siddharthan

  5. Prasenjit Sen said,

    October 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I am just a devotee and try to be a child of The Mother.I certainly benefit the material published under Overman foundation

  6. December 8, 2011 at 5:30 am

    I am just a devotee with the aspiration to become The Mother’s ideal child and perfect instrument.

    Thank you Mr. Banerjee to give us such rich volumes of The Master and The Mother.

  7. l.s.sisodiya said,

    February 23, 2012 at 10:31 am

    thanks a lot mr.Benerji 4 rare photos of The Divine MOTHER.Your efforts worthy to be praised.THANKS AGAIN.

  8. vishnupada dash said,

    March 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    the orientation and findings of this online research institute are best .

  9. Dr. Robin Bhattacharya said,

    July 30, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Thank you Anurag for this foundation, & the Oration of Sri Aurobindo on his birthday 1909.

  10. daralorenzen said,

    November 17, 2012 at 2:25 am

    thanks for the photos and tags! discovered unseen pictures of that day

  11. madhavarao said,

    December 5, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Belief shall be not till the work is done’
    The collective aspiration of mankind for a new race visibly manifests in many ways,Over-Man foundation fulfills the ‘work.Grateful regards to Anurag ji.

  12. dayanidhi patel said,

    February 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    photos,just superb really very deeply touching ,it really reminds me of the days when real sadhaks built Mothers ashram……keep it up

  13. Aju Mukhopadhyay said,

    March 18, 2013 at 7:13 am

    For constantly publishing such articles and bestowing information to keep alive the tradition and continuity of the community the Overman Foundation and Anurag Banerjee deserve our gratitude and thanks.

    Aju Mukhopadhyay

  14. Bikash Rath said,

    March 22, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Dear Sri Banerjee,
    I congratulate you for an effort that enlightens instead of creating a mess(unlike those who have done it in the name of the Mother). Hope you will continue publishing many such revelations.

    Bikash Rath

  15. Kailash Joshi said,

    March 28, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Dear Anuragbhai

    Today I just touched the waters of the ocean that The Overman Foundation is. More than two hours passed just like in a Blink . You have provided a MASS of authentic material to study ,to analyse , to muse , to memorise and ultimately to grow in the BHAKTI and literature of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Thanks a lot .

    Warm regards ,
    kailash joshi, Baroda .

  16. Basabi Haldar said,

    April 24, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Today 24th April 2013,I open Overman Foundation,Few devotee’s photo express me as Samagra Jibanee yog,hope everyday i shall drink drops of Overman to realise the vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother

  17. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sinha said,

    August 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Dear Anurag

    I am a devotee of Sri Aurobindo and Sri Maa from long back. I visited Pondichery three times and associated with Aurobindo Bhavan and Pathamandir, Kolkata. I studied many books and articles but the information and materials presented in Overman Foundation is Amazing. I feel very lucky to find such a website. I express my respect and love to you for doing such a work.

    Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sinha, Scientist
    CSIR-CGCRI, KOlkata

  18. George J Hunziker said,

    January 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Dear Anurag,
    Would you consider to include a listing of Dyumanbhai on this wonderful website site? It could be considered by some as a worthwhile addition to this site of man called “the luminous one” — the name given to him by Sri Aurobindo.
    http://sriaurobindoashram.com/Content.aspx?ContentURL=_StaticContent/SriAurobindoAshram/-09%20E-Library/-03%20Disciples/Dyuman/Index.htm
    Namaste, George J.

  19. NN said,

    April 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I am a graduate student in the field of evolutionary biology. science says there is no apparent reason for there to be a purpose to life, i am trying to look at how religious philosophy deals with this issue. I was amazed by the quote on this page which is about the race and the ulterior motive, i learn that this is not a religious organisation but has a scientific approach. Yet there is a huge disconnect with current scientific knowledge about life it purpose and existence. I am amazed at this idea that why humanity should ever have a goal and furthermore work towards it? Can anyone please explain?

  20. kamal maitra said,

    May 19, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Dear Anurag,I am a devotee of Sri Aurobinda & Sra Maa Since Long.Thank You Your Overman Foundation.We have also Trust And Society for Development Spritual India.KAMAL MAITRA, Taxation & Legal Consul;tants,State Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party,west bengal,kisan Morcha.

  21. July 7, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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  23. Anindita Pal said,

    September 25, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Dear Anurag vai,
    I found this site in Facebook. Casually I Google it. But when I went through the pages of this site, I found it more surprising! I must admit that your efforts are remarkable. I can feel you’re a blessed child of the Divine Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
    Wish you all the luck for the further journey in the Sunlit Path.
    Regards,
    Anindita.

  24. Rajeev Balakrishnan said,

    November 26, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Dear Anuraghji,
    I found this site due to the search of vedas….I am really thanking you for your great effort to spread the message of Maharshi sri arabindo….with love…..anpesivam8@gmail.com

  25. Puja Narula said,

    July 10, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I am a relatively new member of this family of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Going through your blog has made me come in touch with so many aspects of our Gurus. The in-depth research and the beautiful pictorial representation (wherever and whenever available) make the whole experience even more profound and beautiful. My best wishes for this and all your future ventures. May you always be guided by Their light!

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  27. Aryadeep Acharya said,

    June 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    All Auro-world is grateful to you for your enriching work and research through Overman website, the foundation and publications. It has become a great place of inspiration and enrichment to numerous disciples and interested people.

  28. Tom Holloway said,

    March 13, 2017 at 6:41 am

    I am a follower of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’s Yoga in the USA for 10+ years, and am interested in the history, sadhana and whereabouts of The Mother’s descendants.

    First, I must applaud the Overman Foundation and the valuable role you play as a historical archive and research center for Sri Aurobindo, The Mother and the Integral Yoga. I hope to one day to visit your center and attend your lectures, workshops, and browse the unpublished correspondence and materials related to the early years of the Ashram. As a devoted follower of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, I find this all very interesting.


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