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To commemorate Sri Aurobindo's 125th birth anniversary in 1997, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is bringing out The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo in a uniform library edition of 37 volumes.

The set will contain all works published thus far as well as some still unpublished writings. It will include around 3000 pages of texts which did not form part of the earlier 30-volume Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library.


The Complete Works will include the following new material:
  • a volume of Vedic and linguistic writings, Vedic Studies with Writings on Philology.
  • commentaries on the major Upanishads, especially the Isha. This material
    is placed in two volumes, Isha Upanishad and Kena and Other Upanishads.
  • two volumes of Sri Aurobindo's spiritual journal, Record of Yoga,
    the diary of his sadhana between 1909 and 1927; with a glossary.
  • about 300 pages of writings on philosophy and yoga, not published during
    Sri Aurobindo's lifetime. This material appears in Essays Divine and Human.
  • new letters on yoga
  • new autobiographical writings


The texts of The Complete Works are being checked against all available manuscripts and earlier editions to ensure their accuracy.

(published and available volumes are marked with an asterisk)

  1. Early Cultural Writings *
    (formerly The Harmony of Virtue)
  2. Collected Poems *
  3. Collected Plays and Stories - I *
  4. Collected Plays and Stories - II *
  5. Translations *
  6. Bande Mataram - I *
    Political Writings and Speeches 1890-1908
  7. Bande Mataram - II *
  8. Karmayogin *
    Political Writings and Speeches 1909-1910
  9. Writings in Bengali and Sanskrit
  10. Record of Yoga - I *
  11. Record of Yoga - II *
  12. Essays Divine and Human *
    Writings from Manuscripts 1910-1950
    (formerly The Hour of God and Other Writings)
  13. Essays in Philosophy and Yoga *
    Shorter Works 1910-1950
    (formerly The Supramental Manifestation and Other Writings)
  14. Vedic Studies
    with Writings on Philology
  15. The Secret of the Veda *
    with Selected Hymns
  16. Hymns to the Mystic Fire *
  17. Isha Upanishad *
  18. Kena and Other Upanishads *
  19. Essays on the Gita *
  20. The Renaissance in India *
    with A Defence of Indian Culture
    (formerly The Foundations of Indian Culture)
  21. The Life Divine - I *
  22. The Life Divine - II *
  23. The Synthesis of Yoga - I *
  24. The Synthesis of Yoga - II *
  25. The Human Cycle,
    The Ideal of Human Unity,
    War and Self-Determination *
  26. The Future Poetry *
    with On Quantitative Metre
  27. Letters on Poetry and Art *
  28. Letters on Yoga - I *
  29. Letters on Yoga - II *
  30. Letters on Yoga - III *
  31. Letters on Yoga - IV *
  32. The Mother *
    with Letters on the Mother
  33. Savitri - I *
  34. Savitri - II *
  35. Letters on Himself and the Ashram *
  36. Autobiographical Notes *
    and Other Writings of Historical Interest
  37. Reference Volume


The Complete Works will be a limited edition of 2500 sets, hardbound in a uniform format.

ISBN:   978-81-7058-496-4

PAGES:   500 pages per volume on the average

SIZE:   9.5" x 6.5" (24 x 16 cm)

PRINT:   11 point, Sabon

PAPER:   Special acid-free paper for longevity

BINDING:   Stitched forms, hardbound in cloth, wrapped in a transparent plastic protective cover


  • Price (post paid):

    • in India Rs. 7500/-
    • outside India, write to us for a quote for air mail.

    This price is subject to revision.

  • As of today, the 36 volumes comprising Sri Aurobindo's original writings have been printed. The remaining reference volume will be posted to subscribers in due course. For further details please write to us.

  • All orders should be placed with

    Sri Aurobindo Ashram
    Pondicherry 605 002

    Tel. +91 413 2223328, 2233656
    Email mail@sabda.in
    (Please mention your location when you email us)

    together with the full payment in favour of SABDA

    • in India: by demand draft payable at Pondicherry
    • outside India by
      • Banker's Cheque or World Money Order favouring SABDA, payable at any bank in the country of origin of the currency. Currencies accepted are US dollars, euros, pounds sterling, Swiss Francs, Canadian dollars or Australian dollars (calculate equivalent to our online quote appropriately)
      • Direct bank to bank Money Transfer (contact us for more details)


17 Volumes

NEW EDITION    The Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, announces the release of a new edition of the Collected Works of the Mother. This edition is a uniform library set of 17 volumes, printed on acid-free paper for longevity. The volumes are hardbound in cloth, with handmade-paper jackets wrapped in plastic. 
The set is priced at Rs 4800.


Born in Paris in 1878, the Mother studied painting at an art studio and became an accomplished artist. Primarily interested in inner development, she was associated with several groups of spiritual seekers in France. In 1914 she journeyed to India to meet the Indian mystic Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry and settled there permanently in 1920. For nearly fifty years, she was the head of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, from its founding in 1926 until her passing in 1973. She also established a school, the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, in 1952, and an international township, Auroville, in 1968.

In these writings and conversations, the Mother offers an uplifting vision of life and the promise of a luminous future. Drawing upon her wide occult, spiritual and practical experience, she explains the purpose of our life on earth, the Divine's way of working in the world, the reason for our sorrows and struggles and the way to deal with them. In simple and direct language she speaks of the qualities needed to make inner progress, relate well with others, work effectively and lead a dedicated spiritual life.




PRICE       Rs 4800

ISBN         978-81-7058-670-8

TEXTS      The new (second) edition will contain the same texts as the first edition, except for the correction of minor errors.

PAGES       About 7000

SIZE           23 X 16 cm (9" X 6")

PRINT       11 point, Sabon

PAPER       Acid-free paper for longevity

BINDING  Stitched forms, hardbound in cloth, with a handmade-paper jacket wrapped in a transparent plastic protective cover

"It is possible to identify oneself with the Mother's consciousness through what you read."
...Sri Aurobindo


  1. Prayers and Meditations 
    A record of the Mother's early spiritual life, from her diaries. Most entries are from 1912 to 1917. 395 pp.
  2. Words of Long Ago 
    Early writings from 1893 to 1920. Essays, reflections and talks in France, Japan and Pondicherry; with stories for children. 295 pp.
  3. Questions and Answers 1929-1931 
    Early conversations on various aspects of spiritual life; and commentaries on theDhammapada. 325 pp.
  4. Questions and Answers 1950-1951 
    Conversations based on Sri Aurobindo's book The Mother, the Mother's essays on education and her conversations
  5. Questions and Answers 1953 
    Conversations based on the Mother's conversations of 1929. 439 pp.
  6. Questions and Answers 1954 
    Conversations based on the Mother's essays on education and three small books by Sri Aurobindo: Elements of Yoga, Bases of Yoga and The Mother. 478 pp.
  7. Questions and Answers 1955 
    Conversations based on three works by Sri Aurobindo: Bases of Yoga, Lights on Yoga and The Synthesis of Yoga. 441 pp.
  8. Questions and Answers 1956 
    Conversations based on two works by Sri Aurobindo: The Synthesis of Yoga and Thoughts and Glimpses. 424 pp.
  9. Questions and Answers 1957-1958 
    Conversations based on three works by Sri Aurobindo: Thoughts and Glimpses, The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth and The Life Divine. 446 pp.
  10. On Thoughts and Aphorisms 
    Conversations based on Thoughts and Aphorisms by Sri Aurobindo; with his aphorisms. 381 pp.
  11. Notes on the Way 
    Conversations with a disciple about the Mother's own sadhana between 1965 and 1973. 352 pp.
  12. On Education 
    Writings and conversations on education and self-development; with three plays. 525 pp.
  13. Words of the Mother - I 
    Short written statements on Sri Aurobindo, herself, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, India and nations other than India; and a few conversations. 393 pp.
  14. Words of the Mother - II 
    Short written statements on various aspects of spiritual life. 380 pp.
  15. Words of the Mother - III 
    Short written statements on various aspects of spiritual life; and thirty conversations. 424 pp.
  16. Some Answers from the Mother 
    Correspondence with fourteen sadhaks and students. 450 pp.
  17. More Answers from the Mother 
    Correspondence with seven sadhaks and students. 418 pp.

Two new books have been brought out, New Correspondences of the Mother (Volume I - Rs 250, Volume II - Rs 320), which were not a part of this set of 17 volumes as they were published afterwards. The new books supplement the set and, though their binding is in soft cover and not in hard, they are in the same format as the set volumes. For more information on these books, click below:
New Correspondences of the Mother [I]
New Correspondences of the Mother [II]


The Collected Works set can be purchased through bookshops anywhere in India. Our distributor throughout the country is Rupa & Co. / KGM International. The set can also be ordered by post / surface courier directly from us.

Seventeen-volume set, Rs 4800, free shipping

PAYMENT    Payments can be made by credit or debit card online via the shopping cart process, by bank draft favouring SABDA payable at Pondicherry, or by money order to SABDA, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry 605 002. Please do NOT send payment favouring Sri Aurobindo Books Distribution Agency or Sri Aurobindo Ashram.


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Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Pondicherry 605 002

Tel. +91 413 2223328, 2233656
Email mail@sabda.in
(Please mention your location when you email us)