Swami Vivekananda: A Contemporary Reader

1st Edition

Makarand R. Paranjape

Routledge India
Published October 24, 2014
Reference - 271 Pages
ISBN 9781138822061 - CAT# Y172335

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Summary

Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902) popularised Vedanta in the West and reformed Hinduism in India. He also inspired the mass movement that made India a modern nation. In showcasing his life and work, this Reader balances the two main aspects of his life: the religious and the secular, the spiritual and the practical, the devotional and the rational. Included here are the most significant and representative texts from every major genre and phase — selections from his speeches, essays, letters, poems, translations, conversations, and interviews — arranged for easy reading and reference. With a scholarly Introduction highlighting his contemporary relevance, separate section introductions and a detailed biographical Chronology, this volume provides a rare insight into one of India’s greatest minds.

This volume will interest scholars and students of modern Indian history, religion, literature, and philosophy as well as general readers.

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