Kristo Kumar Mitter house
6 College Square, Calcutta
Presently 6 Bankim Chatterjee Street.
The house of Kristo Kumar Mitter, where Sri Aurobindo lived from May 1909 till his leaving of Calcutta in February 1910.
Kristo Kumar Mitter was Sri Aurobindo’s maternal uncle, one of nine nationalists who were deported from Bengal in December 1908. House, where lived his family, also served as the office and plant of the Bengali journal “Sanjivani”, edited by Krishna Kumar. From police report: “Aurobindo spends most of his day in study of religious books and in writing. He is said to be accessible to almost anyone, known or unknown, who goes to call on him. His principal associates, whom he visits and is visited by are Babu Ramananda Chatterji, Gispati Kabyatirtha, Lalit Mohan Das, Prasanna Kumar Bose, Jitendra Nath Banerji, Gyan Chunder Roy; C.R. Das, Barrister-at-law; B.K. Das, Barrister-at-law; B.C. Chatterji, Barrister-at-law; S.N. Halder, Barrister-at-law; and P. Mitter.”
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SOURCE: Archives and Research: A biannual journal.- Volume 7, No1 (1983, April).- 97 p. Plate 5.