Swami Vivekananda

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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 ...
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Overview


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 and absorbing, 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198095156
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/15/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,271,727
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. : Situating Swami Vivekananda
2. : The Master and the Pupil
3. : Swami Vivekananda and the Rediscovery of India
4. : Vedanta and the Revitalization of Indian Life
5. : Swami Vivekananda on Society and History
6. : The Nascent Nationhood
7. : The Last Years and Assessment
Chronology
Glossary
Suggested Reading
About the Author

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