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(26.05.1894, Surat — 11.12.1965), a disciple of Sri Aurobindo who came under his influence in boyhood. He, along with his brother C. B. Purani, was a pioneer of physical education in Gujarat. He worked also to organise a wide-spread revolution for the liberation of the country on the lines indicated by Sri Aurobindo.

To seek his consent and guidance Purani visited Pondicherry in 1918. Sri Aurobindo gave him an assurance that India would be free even without a revolution, and advised him to concentrate on Yoga, for which he had a call. Soon after his second visit to Pondicherry in 1921, Purani became an inmate of the Ashram.

He was a personal attendant to Sri Aurobindo from 1938 to 1950. He sat at Sri Aurobindo’s bedside when he broke his leg at 1938. Then he published “Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo”.

He was a prolific writer, and full of a remarkable verve and vigour.

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In English

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

In English

Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo

•   .— Podicherri, 1981.-

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Lectures on Savitri

•   : Lectures Delivered in the United States.— Sri Aurobindo Society.— 86 pp.— ISBN: 81-7060-036-7.— Rs 25

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna; Nirodbaran

Reminiscences and Anecdotes of Sri Aurobindo

•   .— 216 pp.— ISBN: 81-7509-019-7.— Rs 75

Compiled from the writings of Sri Aurobindo and from the reports of Sri Aurobindo’s talks by A.B. Purani and Nirodbaran. Arranged topic-wise.

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Sri Aurobindo: addresses on his life and teachings

•   .— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1955.— 351 p. 22 cm.

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Sri Aurobindo: some aspects of his vision

•   .— 1st ed.— Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1966.— xi, 196 p.; 19 cm.— SERIES: Bhavan's book university; 140.— NOTES: Bibliographical footnotes.

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Sri Aurobindo in England

•   .— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1956.— [5], 97 p. illus. 19 cm. (Number at Russian State Library IN 58-3/370; F 1-80/9578)

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Sri Aurobindo’s Life Divine

•   : Lectures delivered in the U.S.A.— [1st ed.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1966.— 282 p. ports. (part col.) 21 cm.

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri; an approach and a study

•   .— 2nd enl. ed.— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1956.— viii, 393 p.

Savitri does not lend itself easily to mere intellectual understanding. Its meaning, rather its Reality, is to be felt. One has to allow the vibration of it to sink into oneself. This book is meant to acquaint readers with the general idea, the legend and the symbols behind the epic

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Studies in Vedic interpretation, on the lines of Sri Aurobindo

•   .— [1st ed.].— Varanasi: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office, 1963.— 2, 296 p. 23 cm.— SERIES: Caukhamba-Samskrta-granthamala, 32. (In Russian see at Russian National Library, S-Petersburg, Sadovaya 18)

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Technical terms of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy

•   .— [2d ed.].— Anand: Sri Aurobindo Karyalaya, 1949.— 24 p. 19 cm. (Number of Russian State Library F 1-66/3589)

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

In English

The life of Sri Aurobindo (1872-1926)

•   .— [1st ed.].— Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1958.— 315 p. illus. 23 cm.

An extensive biography tracing significant events in the life of Sri Aurobindo, as well as the evolution of his spiritual thought, with numerous extracts from his writings

In Gujarati

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Pathikani samskara yatrao

•   .— 1964.— 116 p. port. 19 cm.— NOTES: Errata slip inserted

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Savitri gunjana

•   .— 1964 1965.— 2 v. fol. col. ill. 20 cm.

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

Sriaravinda darsane

•   .— 1th Ed. avrtti. - Ananda: Sri Aravinda Karyalaya, 1941.— iv, 92 p.: ill.; 19 cm.

In German

Purani, Ambalal Balkrishna

In German

Abendgespräche mit Sri Aurobindo = Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo

/ Deutsche Übersetzung von Hans-R. Höhener und Anita Reichle.- Aquamarin Verlag, 2012.- 918p.- ISBN 978-3-89427-609-6

In Russian