News & Notes 701:Datta
On 31 May, Ms Dorothy King, whom Mother named ‘Datta’, passed away in Amsterdam at the age of 85.
Datta had first come to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1965, and met Mother on many occasions. With her permission, she translated Satprem’s book Sri Aurobindo or The Adventure of Consciousness, which first was published in the Dutch language in 1968. The book was instrumental for many Dutch people to get their first acquaintance with Sri Aurobindo and Auroville. She also translated into Dutch Satprem’s On the way to Supermanhood.
In the early days, Datta regularly participated in the construction of the Matrimandir and was involved in the community’s affairs, while giving information and talks about Auroville when in the Netherlands. Since the 80s, she no longer came to India and only maintained contact with some friends. Auroville always remained close to her heart, and she left it all her possessions.
Thank you, Dorothy, for having been part of the Adventure.