Sri Aurobindo 1872 - 1950
Sri Aurobindo, born in 1872 in Calcutta, and educated in England, later became an active leader of the underground revolutionary movement for the Independence of India. After spending a year in jail arrested by the British on false charges, he withdrew to the French Protectorate of Pondicherry where he spent the last 40 years of his life working for Indian freedom, world unity and the spiritual evolution of man. During the period 1914-1920 he published chapters of his major works in philosophy, yoga, sociology, politics, English poetry and many other subjects, in a monthly journal. He envisioned and worked for the ideal of human unity--a political unification of all nations and a spiritual brotherhood of all men.