Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

by Amiya 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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198095156
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2013
Pages:
128
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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