This book is an English translation of the Bengali work Sri Sri Mayer Katha. It gives a vivid and realistic pen-picture of a unique personality—unique because she was a nun, a wife, and a mother at the same time. It presents Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi in all her rustic simplicity, which breaks the barriers of commonality by its naturalness inspired by a universal love which made no distinction between friend and foe, the small and the great, the ignorant and the wise, but enfolded every living being in the charming fragrance of motherliness that her personality exuded.
The contents of this book are in the form of reminiscences by thirty-eight ‘devotee-children’ of the Holy Mother, comprising of the reports on the contacts and conversations they had with her, and the events they witnessed in the Mother’s life at Kolkata and the village of Jayrambati. Some of them were monastics who served her as personal attendants, and the others were devoted disciples, both men and women.
A brief life-sketch of the Holy Mother acts as a prelude to the conversations.