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Nolini Kanta Gupta

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(13 January 1889 — 7 February 1983), familiarly known as Nolini-da, revolutionary, linguist, scholar, crific, poet, philosopher and mystic.

He was born in Faridpur, East Bengal, to a cultured and well-to-do family. When in his 4th year at Presidency College, Calcutta, he left a promising academic career, and rejecting a lucrative Government job, to join a small revolutionary group under Barindra Ghose. Arrested on 2 May 1908 at 32 at Manicktollah Garden with other members of the group.

In May 1909 he was acquitted and till February 1910 he worked as a sub-editor for the Dharma and the Karmayogin.

In November 1910 he came to Pondicherry to stay with Sri Aurobindo, who had arrived there in April 1910. He was one of four men (Nolini, Bijoy Kumar, Moni, Saurin Bose) who stayed with Sri Aurobindo in 1910 at Pondicherry as members of his household. All five men stayed from April 1910 till October 1910 at house of Shanker Chetti, sympathise businessman in absolute privacy. Lived in a small way. Some money was sent by friends from Baroda and Madras (casual). Sri Aurobindo did not accept them as his pupils (sadhakas) but taught them Greek, Latin and French. Nolini, along with Moni, earned a reputation in Pondicherry as an excellent football player.

From time to time he went out of Pondicherry; but in 1926, when the Ashram was founded, Nolini-da settled there permanently and served as its secretary for more than fifty years. He became a member of the Ashram Trust when it was formed in 1955. An eminent writer, poet and litterateur, Nolini Kanta Gupta was the editor or editorial adviser of a number of English and Bengali journals. His collected works comprise eight volumes in English and as many in Bengali.

After his going at 1983 the Mother told that he could arise at his will to the sphere of Sat-Cit-Ananda. Some people published their memoirs on him.

 

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In English

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta. In 8 volumes

Vol. 1. The Coming Race

Vol. 2. Essays on Poetry and Mysticism

Vol. 3-4. The Yoga of Sri Aurobindo

Vol. 5. Light of Lights

Vol. 6-7. Sweet Mother

Vol. 8. Vedic Hymns

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

A century’s salutation to Sri Aurobindo

   .— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1972.— 128 p. 19 cm.

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

In English

A Commentary on the First Six Suktas of Rigveda

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

About Woman: a compilation

   / ed. by Sacar.— 98 pp.— Rs 75

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

In English

An Introduction to the Vedas

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

Education and Initiation

   .— 103 pp.— Rs 75

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

Evolution and the Earthly Destiny

   .— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram.— 378 pp.— ISBN: 81-7058-317-9.— Rs 75

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

Lights from Nolini Kanta Gupta

   : The Best from the eight volumes of his English Collected Works / Edited by Shyam Kumari.— 293 pp.— Rs 90

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

On “Savitri”

   .— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram.— 40 pp.— ISBN: 81-7058-628-3.— Rs 40

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

Reminiscences

   .— [1st ed.].— Pondicherry: Mother India, Sri Aurobindo Ashram; [selling agents: Sri Aurobindo Book Distribution Agency, 1969.— 190 p. 22 cm.— NOTES: "Appendix: Extracts from Suresh Chandra Chakravarti's Reminiscences in Bengali, Smriti katha, bearing on Sri Aurobindo's life": p. [131]-138.

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

The Age of Sri Aurobindo

   // Indian Literature, New Delhi-110001, India. Article in: vol. 15 no. 2, 1972.— PAGES: 36-39.— STANDARD NO: 0019-5804.— LANGUAGE: English.— NOTES: On life and times of Indian poet-philosopher.

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

The Coming Race and other Essays

   : Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta.— Volume One.— 406 pp.— hc Rs 35

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

The quest and the goal

   .— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1954

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

The Yoga of Sri Aurobindo

   .— In 4 vol.— Podicherri.— Vol. 1.— 1967.— 217 p.

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

The Yoga of Sri Aurobindo

   .— In 4 vol.— Podicherri.— Vol. 2.— 1969.— 329 p.

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

The Yoga of Sri Aurobindo: In 4 vol.— Podicherri

Vol. 3.— 1969.— 223 p.

Vol. 4.— 1961.— 185 p.

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

Tributes to Nolini Kanta Gupta

   / ed. by Nirodbaran

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

Words of Sri Aurobindo: Read by Nolini Kanta Gupta

   : Audio Cassettes and CDs.— Volume 1.— Duration 65:48.— Audio Cassette: Rs 40 Audio CD: Rs 249

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

Words of Sri Aurobindo: Read by Nolini Kanta Gupta

   : Audio Cassettes and CDs.— Volume 2.— Duration 63:11.— Audio Cassette: Rs 40 Audio CD: Rs 249

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

In English

Yama Nachiketas

Amrita K.

about person

Reminiscences

Reddy, V. Madhusudan

about person

Nolini: Arjuna of our Age

In Bengali

Gupta, Nolini Kanta

Smrtira pata

   .— 1963 1967.— 2 v. illus. 23 cm.

In Russian