Swami Vivekananda

Paperback | May 15, 2013

byAmiya P. Sen

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Fiery patriot, social crusader, philosopher or world renouncer - who really was Swami Vivekananda? Appropriated and interpreted in diverse ways, the controversial figure of Vivekananda has fascinated and intrigued successive generations. This short, critical biography explores the thought,ideas and work of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), providing rare insights into the understanding of this complex and multilayered personality. Steering clear of hagiography, the author unravels and celebrates the contradictions and ambiguities of Vivekananda's life and ideas. Accessible andabsorbing, this new edition, brought out on the occasion of the Swami's 150th birth anniversary, helps us appreciate why Vivekananda remains relevant today, with a large following in India and abroad.

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Fiery patriot, social crusader, philosopher or world renouncer - who really was Swami Vivekananda? Appropriated and interpreted in diverse ways, the controversial figure of Vivekananda has fascinated and intrigued successive generations. This short, critical biography explores the thought,ideas and work of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)...

Amiya P. Sen is Professor of Modern Indian History in Department of History and Culture at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pagesPublished:May 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198095155

ISBN - 13:9780198095156

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Preface to the Second EditionPreface to the First Edition1. Situating Swami Vivekananda2. The Master and the Pupil3. Swami Vivekananda and the Rediscovery of India4. Vedanta and the Revitalization of Indian Life5. Swami Vivekananda on Society and History6. The Nascent Nationhood7. AssessmentChronologyGlossarySuggested ReadingAbout the Author