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Sri Aurobindo in Calcutta - Commemoration

In 1990, "Sri Aurobindo and Calcutta Memorial Committee" was formed to identify places in Calcutta where Sri Aurobindo had stayed at or worked from.

Smt. Joya Mitter then undertook the arduous task of unearthing these places - some no longer existed, whilst the ones that did were inaccessible or out of bounds. Nothing could however stop Joya di.

Finally, Commemorative Plaques were unveiled at the identified sites as a consummation of Joya di's long and laborious endeavour.

Commemoration of the following 7 sites took place on 15.Aug.1990

B 12, Wellington Square

C 2/1, Creek Row

D 191/1 Bowbazar Street

E 164 & 166 Bowbazar Street

F 19/3, Chhaku Khansama Lane

G 23, Scott Lane

I 32, Muraripukur Road

Commemoration of the following 3 sites took place on 02.May.1990

J 48, Grey Street

M 6, College Square

O 4, Shyampukur Lane

This video relives Calcutta's association with Sri Aurobindo for the period 1906-1910. It describes the fruition of Joya di's endeavour to put up Commemorative Plaques at those places in Calcutta where Sri Aurobindo had stayed at or worked from.

B 12, Wellington Square

C 2/1, Creek Row

D 191/1 Bowbazar Street

E 164 & 166 Bowbazar Street

F 19/3, Chhaku Khansama Lane

G 23, Scott Lane

I 32, Muraripukur Road

J 48, Grey Street

M 6, College Square

O 4, Shyampukur Lane

Memorial Court Room at Alipore Court Museum

  • Sri Aurobindo's Memorial Court Room - Pilgrimage Site
  • Sri Aurobindo's Memorial Court Room - Pilgrimage Site

'Sri Aurobindo Parichay' Gallery

  • Alipore Court mockup

The Gallery presents a son-et-lumiere exposition on Sri Aurobindo's life, with particular reference to the Indian Freedom Movement in the first decade of the 20th century. Authentic arms and ammunition have been replicated. The cell in Presidency Jail and the Alipore Courtroom have been recreated. A rare historical account that promises to transport the viewer into an epoch of patriotism, valour and sacrifice for the Motherland, awaits visitors.

MUST-SEE for all visitors to Lakshmi's House
  • Presidency Jail mockup

    Alipore Jail Mockup

Ghose Family Tree

Sri Aurobindo Family Tree
 


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