Author: Prema Nandakumar
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123723865
This short biography first published on Mother's centenary brings to life in all its vividness and complexity the benign and fascinating personality of the Mother.
Born in Paris to wealthy parents, Mirra Alfassa's spiritual quest brought her to India where she joined forces with Sri Aurobindo for the realization of his vision of the future. She was the main force behind the setting up of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry, and while Aurobindo was the guru, she became the 'mother' to the inmates of the Ashrams.
Their vision of a world populated by 'superconscious' men is of special relevance today, when most of the civilized world recoiling from the 'progress glut' is trying to remove the disharmonies it has inherited in the wake of the technological advances.