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Bande Mataram

Early Political Writings. 1890 — May 1908

A Note on “Bande Mataram” (1)*

Bepin Pal started the Bande Mataram with Rs. 500 in his pocket.... He called in my help as assistant editor and I gave it. I called a private meeting of the young Nationalist leaders in Calcutta and they agreed to take up the Bande Mataram as their party paper with Subodh and Nirod Mullick as the principal financial supporters. A company was projected and formed, but the paper was financed and kept up meanwhile by Subodh.

November, 1945


Passage from Sri Aurobindo's Notes on Girija Shankar's Article (More comlete version see here snd here)