Ramakrishna Revisited: A New Biography

Ramakrishna Revisited: A New Biography

by Narasingha P. Sil


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Since the publication of Sri Ramakrishna's first biography, readers have been familiar with the awesome figure of a spiritual personality who established a direct liason with the divine and preached the most enlightened religious eclecticism in simple vernacular. All subsequent studies on the paramahamsa have been predicated on the monastic Vedantic interpretation of his career and character.This study is a pioneering attempt to uncover the human face behind the mask of the Paramahamsa. Using rare Bengali sources, it is an entirely new look at the saint. In his search for the historical and human figure, the author reexamines the saint's life and thought, and delves into his childhood experiences presenting him as a simple, gregarious, semiliterate rustic with a complex sexual dilemma and spiritual hunger who sought a solution to his troubled psyche in an eclectic piety of faith and fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761810520
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 07/02/1998
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Narasingha P. Sil is a professor at Western Oregon State College.

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