30 Jan 2012

Fresh Row over Banned US Author

The New Indian Express
Bhubaneshwar Thursday 28 January, 2012
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28 Jan 2012

Sri Aurobindo's Disciples Demand Deportation of US National

IBN Live.com

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22 Jan 2012

Protest by Inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Pondy Times
January 7 – 13, 2012

Protest by inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

The spiritual community at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is passing through a severe crisis. The issue revolves around the book ‘The Lives of Sri Aurobindo’ written by Peter Heehs, a U.S. national and an inmate of the Ashram. In this book, Mr Heehs has maligned the name of Sri Aurobindo by providing unfounded and intimate details of the life of the freedom fighter turned spiritual guru.
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21 Jan 2012

Report of Press Conference and Silent Protest by Ashramites

The Hindu

PUDUCHERRY, January 6, 2012

Ashram devotees seek expulsion of U.S. national

Staff Reporter

A section of the inmates and devotees of Sri Aurobindo Ashram have demanded the immediate expulsion of Peter Heehs from the Ashram community membership.

Mr. Heehs, a U.S. national, has written a controversial book ‘Lives of Sri Aurobindo' which, the inmates said, hurt their sentiments and that of the devotees.

Addressing the Press here on Thursday, senior members of the Ashram, including Kittu Reddy and R.Y. Deshpande, said that they wanted the dismissal of the present group of trustees of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, “on account of criminal Breach of Trust.”

The devotees and inmates have been conducting a silent protest over the matter outside the Ashram every day since January 1.

He had written a controversial book titled ‘Lives of Sri Aurobindo'

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