Last updated: 12 Apr, 2023


The Auroville community maintains this website to facilitate public access to information about Auroville's aims and ideals and their practical implementation. The goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, the community accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the use of information on this site. The material on this site is of a general nature only and is not necessarily comprehensive or complete. It cannot be guaranteed that a document available online is an "official" or authorised text.

Auroville also assumes no responsibility for the contents and accuracy of material contained in the external sites to which links are provided on this website.

Copyright notice

© Auroville Foundation, 2004

Reproduction of information presented on this website is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated. For any use of a specific byline/photo/image, credit is requested.

Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.

Views and opinions of individual Aurovilians

The views and opinions of authors expressed on Auroville's web sites do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Auroville community, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Books and articles written by Aurovilians

A number of gifted writers are living in Auroville or are ex-Aurovilians. It should be noted that the books and articles written by these persons only contain their views and opinions which are not those of the community unless they have been specifically endorsed by the community. The following (incomplete) list contains names of authors and journalists who are living, or have been living, in Auroville and publish books and articles in India and abroad:

  • Akash Kapur
  • Ann Riquier
  • Anu M. Legrand
  • Bindu Mohanty
  • Claude Arpi
  • François Gautier
  • Georges Van Vrekhem  (deceased)
  • Joseph Vrinte
  • Jocelyn Shupak
  • Krishna Tewari 
  • Marti Müller 
  • Monique Patenaude 
  • Pavitra 
  • Raymond Thépot  (deceased)
  • Rob Hessing 
  • Savitra (Alan Lithman) 
  • Vijay 
  • William Netter (deceased)   
  • William (B.) Sullivan 
  • Yanne Dimay

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