Both editions of Fr Seraphim's life and works are seriously corrupted and inaccurate. The former edition places too much emphasis on Fr Seraphim's alleged support of Old Calendarists and catacomb groups because his monastery was at that point--a decade after his repose--part of a fringe group under "Metropolitan" Pangratios of Queens (a child molester who was never ordained a bishop but claimed ordination from people who later denied it).
Now that the brotherhood is under the Serbs, they went to the other extreme and edited out all statements that were supportive of Fr Seraphim's relations with Old Calendarists. This is why I often wonder how people learn anything about Orthodoxy solely via the internet: if you don't have a relationship with the people involved at least in some way you miss out on a lot of the context. I realize you have real contact with people in your Indian Church but even then, it doesn't seem to be beyond your local parish. My unsolicited advice to you is, "get out more." It's the same advice I'd give to anyone. Do you ever call priests or bishops of other Churches for more information? I'm just curious. I do it all the time, and have learned a lot that way.
In the first edition, and I am not sure about the second, it mentions that Fr Seraphim visited "a monastery in Ohio" shortly before his death. That monastery was St Gregory Palamas monastery, which is now a different monastery with different monks under the GOA but which was at that time the original location of the monastery of St Gregory Palamas now located in Etna, California and headed by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna. Fr Seraphim was good friends with Archbishop Chrysostomos.
The "Old Calendarists" to which Fr Seraphim was opposed were the Panteleimonites in ROCOR who were forming a schism in that body and any Old Calendarist with an overly narrow viewpoint towards everyone else--those holding to the so-called light-switch view of grace. However, he was not generally opposed to all Old Calendarists and maintained friendships with several.
Thanks for allowing me to present you the full picture.