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Dr. Indra Sen (originally Yudhishthira) (13.05.1903, Jhelum district of Punjab — 14.03.1994), an erudite disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. He grew up in Delhi, where his family came to live.

He completed the Master’s course in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Delhi (Hindu College). Already an M.A., LLB, he had got his doctorate from the University of Freiburg in Germany and taught Psychology and Philosophy at the Hindu College in Delhi.

On 5 December 1928 he married Lilawati, who was a graduate in Education and Child Psychology and was pursuing further studies. Indra Sen and Lilawati had two children – a daughter, Meera, and a son.

In 1939, Indra Sen first travelled to Pondicherry with a friend, Surendranath Jauhar. He returned with Lilawati, then with the children, who were very young. The visits became frequent. After a number of visits, his wife became a devotee of The Mother.

In April 1943, the Mother asked Lilawati to wind up life and work in Delhi and come to live in the Ashram with the children. The Mother named her Violette, so aftewards Lilawati was known as ‘Violette-di’ in the Ashram. In French, it is the name of a flower meaning ‘modesty’. Also the Mother named Meera (Lilawati’s daughter) Aster. Aster Patel was one of the earliest students at the Ashram school.

In 1945 Dr Sen resigned from the University and moved to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where his family had already been staying for two years.

In 1981, after settling down at Pondicherry, he took interest in the Ashram and Auroville matters at his own initiative.



In English

Indra Sen

Communist policy today

•   Bombay: Modern India Publications, 1952.

Indra Sen

Integral education, in the words of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother selected from their writings

•   Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo International University Centre [1952]

Indra Sen

Integral Psychology: The Psychological System of Sri Aurobindo (In Original Words and in Elaborations)

•   1. ed.- Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, 1986.- xiv, 383 p.: ill.; 22 cm.- Includes bibliographical references and index

Indra Sen

Longings for the Mother

•   Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, [1977]

Indra Sen

Miscellaneous pamphlets

•   / by Aurobindo Ghose; Mother; Nirodbaran; Sri Aurobindo Ashram.- Pondicherry : Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1951.

Indra Sen

O soul, my soul!

•   - [Bangalore]: [Creations Jayant Patel] [u.a.], [1978?]

Indra Sen

Reconstruction of Indian social thought

•   [S.l.?, 1971?]

Indra Sen

Science and culture; a selection of passages from the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

•   Pondicherry, Aditi Karyalaya [1951]

Indra Sen

Sri Aurobindo as a World Philosopher

•   : Article // Philosophy East and West, v7 n3/4 (Oct., 1957 - Jan., 1958): 131-141

Indra Sen

Sri Aurobindo on Yoga

•   New Delhi: Vision Books Private Ltd., 1980.

Indra Sen

Sri Aurobindo’s Theory of the Mind

•   : Article // Philosophy East and West, v1 n4 (Jan., 1952): 45-52

Indra Sen

The conception of self in English association psychology

•   : Thesis/dissertation.- Quackenbrück, C. Trute, 1933.

Indra Sen

The integral man; special lectures

•   Mysore, Prasaranga: University of Mysore, 1970.- vi, 82 p. 19 cm.

Indra Sen

The message and mission of Indian culture; extracts from the writings of Sri Aurobindo

•   Pondicherry, Aditi Office, Sri Aurobindo Ashram [1951]

In Dutch

Indra Sen

De integrale mens = The integral man

•   Wassenaar: Servire, 1975.

In Russian