Mattéo Alfassa

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“The Mother's brother, for instance, organised Congoland in Africa and did a lot of work. He was one of the best colonial governors and administrators – but all the credit went to the Minister who was only a figurehead at the top. Even when he was an officer in Equatorial Africa, sometimes as Governor and some-times as Governor-General, the whole job was done by him. He hardly had a bed but used to lie down in an easy-chair. He is nearly seventy now but as soon as the war broke out he went to the office and asked for work. Now he is working eighteen hours a day.”[1]

  1. Talks with Sri Aurobindo (Vol. 2), p.516, 1 March 1940

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