SABDA is a unit of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, itself a unit of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust. It distributes the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and related publications to centres and booksellers all over India and abroad. Books can also be ordered directly by individuals through our Mail Order Service.
Our publications consist of works by the philosopher and visionary Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual collaborator known as the Mother, in over 15 languages. There are also many books written by eminent scholars on the life and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Topics covered include philosophy, yoga, spirituality, sociology, Indian tradition, education, psychology, and literature. Click here for more information on the writings of Sri Aurobindo.
This website lists titles and prices (in Indian rupees) of the books published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram and sold by SABDA. Some books published by other publishers on the life and works of Sri Aurobindo have also been included here considering their academic value although Sri Aurobindo Ashram may not necessarily endorse all the views expressed in these books.
The titles are generally arranged in four main sections: Works of Sri Aurobindo, Works of the Mother, Compilations from the Works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and Works of Other Authors. Under each main section, books are further arranged broadly according to subject.
At present, catalogues in seventeen languages are available on this site: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Slovak, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Oriya, Marathi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Telugu and Tamil. To switch among them, select the language from the drop-down list in the top left corner of the catalogue screen. They are all dynamic which means the following features are available in each of them:
The following features will be added in due course:
SABDA has two showrooms for retail sales in Pondicherry - one inside and the other diagonally opposite the Ashram main building. Contact us at the addresses and phone numbers given below.
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Our publications are available at or through bookshops anywhere in India. SABDA's distributor to booksellers throughout the country for our English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Kannada publications is Rupa Publications India Pvt Ltd.