Gift Set: Saints of Bengal

Author: Dr Prema Nandakumar&M Sivaramkrishna&Sumita Roy&Promode Kumar Sen

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  1. Overview
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The Spiritual Masters series serves as an introductory reader on the lives and teachings of some of the Masters who have enriched our life and illumined the path. They created a sublime body of knowledge, using such diverse means as song and silence to communicate their wisdom. They arose at different points in history, in diverse cultural and social contexts, yet they all spoke the language of love and compassion. In today’s troubled times, the message of these Masters assumes greater relevance. This series attempts to reach out to the modern reader by presenting the Master and his teaching in a simple, contemporary format.

Our most recent publication in this series is Sri Aurobindo.

Sri Aurobindo: Jeebon O Jog, by Promode Kumar Sen, was the first complete biography of Sri Aurobindo, written in Bengali, and approved by the Master. This is the first ever English version of this book, translated by his son, Prasenjit Sen.

Other titles in the "Saints of Bengal" series are:

Sri Ramakrishna ~ Dr. M. Sivaramakrishna

Sarada Devi ~ Dr. Sumita Roy

Swami Vivekananda ~ Dr. Prema Nandakumar

  • Dr Prema Nandakumar

    Dr. Prema Nandakumar obtained her Ph.D. in 1961 for her study of Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem Savitri. Since then, she has been an independent researcher, publishing critical and biographical works. As a translator, her career spans half a century, with the UNESCO publishing her book on Subramania Bharati. Dr. Nandakumar’s translation into English of Manimekalai, the ancient Buddhist epic in Tamil, has been received with enthusiasm. She is also a creative writer in English and Tamil. 

  • M Sivaramkrishna

    Prof. M. Sivaramkrishna is former Chair, Dept of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad, and has a doctorate from Osmania University in American Literature. His involvement with the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition finds expression in numerous books: Ramakrishna: The Unique Phenomenon (1992), Art of Sadhana in the Stories of Ramakrishna (1995), Poet Saints of India (1996), Pathways to Paramahamsa Ramakrishna (1997) and Re-Visioning Ramakrishna (1999). He writes regularly for journals such as Prabuddha Bharata (Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata), Vedanta Kesari (Ramakrishna Math, Chennai), and Nectar of Non-Dual Truth (Portland, Oregon, USA) among others. His diverse interests include literature, philosophy, psychology and spirituality.

  • Sumita Roy


    Prof. Sumita Roy is Director, Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, and Chairperson, BOS, Dept of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad. She has been teaching at the University for the last 25 years. She has guided 11 Ph.D. and 12 M.Phil scholars in American, British, Canadian, Comparative, Indian and Anglo-Indian literatures—working on poetry, drama, fiction and prose. In 2006 she won the BOOKS on BOOKS Award from the Federation of Indian Publishers, New Delhi. She has completed several Research Projects sponsored by UGC on Indian Philosophic Prose and Soft Skills. She has written/co-edited about 40 books and published more than 42 articles in national and international journals. She regularly delivers lectures at different UGC Academic Staff Colleges, academic institutions, and government and private organisations.

  • Promode Kumar Sen

    Promode Kumar Sen (1899-1952) was a patriot, journalist and a self-realised personality. He had immersed himself in the confluence of these three streams of internal inspirations. His outstanding journalistic talent manifested through the columns of well-known newspapers of the day. Forty Rupees and Patriotism – this was the mantra of his devotion. His rich and lively writings on literature, original analysis on political affairs, and patriotic articles published in the Liberty, the Advance, the Hindustan Standard and the Amrita Bazaar Patrika of Calcutta and Allahabad editions, had attracted the attention of the intellectual readership and won their appreciation. At the peak of his journalistic life he wrote Sri Aurobindo: Jeebon O Jog (Sri Aurobindo: Life and Yoga) in Bengali. The fulfillment of the spiritual aspects of his life took place in total submission at the lotus feet of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. 

    Prasenjit Sen considers himself to be blessed to receive the Grace of The Mother at the early age of 12, when accompanied by his father Promode Kumar he arrived at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. The Mother granted him permission to join the ‘Group’ in the playground of the Ashram. This was the beginning of six decades of a sheltered life under the Grace of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Prasenjit completed his education in science and technology culminating in a Ph.D and in the service career attained the post of Director IT in Air India. He is young at 75, still active, and associated with Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology in teaching and research.