SABDA – Distributors of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publications



ORDERING INFORMATION

Use of the facilities and services on SABDA's website are subject to the terms and conditions displayed at this link.


IN INDIA

Our publications are available at or through bookshops anywhere in India. SABDA's distributor to booksellers throughout the country for our English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Kannada publications is Rupa & Co./KGM International. Click here for contact details of all Rupa & Co./KGM International branch offices/distribution centres.

You may also order directly from us. You may either make payment directly as per the following terms (if only books are ordered) or submit your order using the shopping cart facility and view our quote online.

  • For orders below Rs 800, to calculate the order value manually, add on 5% of the total value of books as well as Rs 30 towards postage and forwarding. For example, for books worth Rs 240 the total amount to be remitted is Rs 240 + Rs 12 + Rs 30 = Rs 282. This formula applies to books only and not to CDs and cassettes.

  • For orders of total item value above Rs 800, shipping is free.

  • Payments can be made by credit or debit card online via the shopping cart process, by bank draft favouring SABDA, Sri Aurobindo Ashram payable at Pondicherry, or by money order to SABDA, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry 605 002. Please do NOT send payment favouring Sri Aurobindo Books Distribution Agency or Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

  • In case of payment by money order, please repeat your name, address and amount remitted on the Space for Communication at the bottom of the money order coupon in CAPITAL LETTERS. In case of money orders sent via satellite, please send a separate letter with full details of order and address, since in such cases the Space for Communication is often found blank.

  • Please provide your telephone numbers along with your complete address.

  • Send your order with full remittance to:

    SABDA
    Sri Aurobindo Ashram
    Pondicherry 605 002


    Tel. 0413 2223328, 2233656
    Fax 0413 2223328
    Email mail@sabda.in
    (Please mention your location when you email us)

  • Books are sent by registered post or courier immediately on receipt of the order with payment. Transit time could extend up to two weeks depending on the mode of despatch.

  • Quality of packing is maintained at the highest standard to ensure safe transit.

  • Professors, research scholars, libraries and educational institutions are entitled to a 10% discount on the value of books.

  • Complete catalogues in these languages will be sent on request: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit.

OVERSEAS

Please use the shopping cart facility to submit your order and view our online quotes including postage, forwarding, and bank charges for the various available mailing options. These are sea mail (transit time 2 to 5 months), air mail (transit time 7 to 20 days), or surface air lifted mail (transit time 20 to 40 days). The prices listed in the catalogue are in Indian Rupees but the site will convert to the currency of your choice for the final quote including shipping.

  • The surface air lifted mail option is available only to the following countries: Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe.

  • Buyers in the USA and Canada may order books directly from us or from our US distributors. For contact addresses of overseas Sri Aurobindo Centres/distributors, click here.

  • Payments can be made by the following methods:
    • Credit Card online via the shopping cart process. You may be directed to purchase online from 2Checkout.com, our authorised retailer.
    • Banker's Cheque or World Money Order favouring SABDA, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, payable at any bank in the country of origin of the currency. Currencies accepted are US dollars, euros, pounds sterling, Swiss Francs, Canadian dollars or Australian dollars (calculate equivalent to our online quote appropriately)
    • British Postal Orders favouring SABDA, Sri Aurobindo Ashram but not crossed account payee
    • Direct bank to bank Money Transfer (contact us for more details)

  • Send your order with full remittance to:

    SABDA
    Sri Aurobindo Ashram
    Pondicherry 605 002
    India

    Tel. +91 413 2223328, 2233656
    Fax +91 413 2223328
    Email mail@sabda.in
    (Please mention your location when you email us)

  • Books are sent by registered post immediately on receipt of the order with payment.

  • Quality of packing is maintained at the highest standard to ensure safe transit.

  • Professors, research scholars, libraries and educational institutions are entitled to a 10% discount on the value of books.

  • Complete catalogues in these languages will be sent on request: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit.

GIFT ORDERS

  • Books can be sent as gift to others if specified in the Special instructions field on the Shipping Details screen. The books will then be sent with a gift note carrying your compliments.

  • Books can be gifted to as many persons as desired. For each person, the terms for postage and forwarding indicated in the preceding sections are to be applied separately.

How to use the shopping cart

  • Add items to your cart

    Put all the required items into your shopping cart by clicking on the Add Item to Cart button beside each item in our online catalogue. You will be able to adjust quantities at the next step.

    An alternative way to fill the shopping cart is via the QuickOrder Form (Click here), which offers a compact list view of titles with various sorting options, and where you can specify quantities for a full page of items.

  • Check your order

    Go to Shopping Cart to edit your order. You can change the quantity ordered or remove an item altogether. Click on the Update Subtotal button to save your changes.

  • Specify shipping details

    Fill in contact, shipping and currency details.

  • View our online quote and choose the mode of payment and delivery

    Based on the online quote generated by our website, select the mode of payment and, for shipping outside India, the mode of delivery.

  • Place order

    Review and submit your order.

  • Make payment

    In case you choose to pay online, you will be directed to the secure payment gateway or to 2Checkout.com, our authorised retailer. For other payment modes, send payment as instructed to our address.


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