Swami Vivekananda in India: A Corrective Biography (Google eBook)

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jan 1, 1999 - Hindus - 443 pages
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Swami Vivekananda in india: A Corrective Biography attempts to inform the reader accurately about his life both before and after his historic visits to the West. Much material has been translated anew from original Bengali books. At the same time it challenges current popular and pious notions held about this humanitarian-monk. The four major chapters in this book are about his meetings with Sri Ramakrishna, his travels in India during 1886-1893, media waves about him in India, and his triumphant return from the West in 1897. Analysis of original eyewitness reports in both India and Western newspapers and periodicals forms an integral part of this biography.
  

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Some time truth is painful but we should know the truth, IT'S A AMAZING BOOK veryone has the authority to know about Vivekananda, you can revile the author but can't escape from the truth, whatever author said has concert proof. So I Suggest you should must must and must read the book,

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In our own times the wanderings of Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave etc. throughout the length and breadth of the whole country played a crucial part in shaping their own lives and in shaping the destiny of the nation and through that the whole world. According to Sister Nivedita " the Shastras, the Guru and the Motherland are the three notes that mingle themselves to form the music of the works of Swami Vivekananda He had yet to wander throughout the length and breadth of India, from the Himalayas to Cape Comorin, mixing with saints and scholars and simple souls alike, learning from all, teaching to all, and living with all, seeing India as she was and is, and so grasping in its comprehensiveness that vast whole of which his Master's life and personality had been a brief and intense epitome.." 1 

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Contents

Group photographs on the platform of the Parliament of Religions September 14 1893
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Group photographs on the platform September 27 1893
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Organizerscumeditors of reports World Parliament of Religions
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Reporters at the Parliament of Religion with Indian Group and Facsimile of Title Page of the Book
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Other Indian participants at Chicago
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Twelve other Indian participants at the Worlds Parliament 1893
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Illustrating the FortyDayRule
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Photographs of buildings in Chicago Boston and New York Associated with
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Another Photograph of the Calcutta Reception at Sobhabazar Palace February 28 1897 attended about 550 people
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Cossipore Baranagore BuddhaGaya Rudraprayag Almora Varanasi Tarighat Ghazipur and Vrindaban colour
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Kakrighat Tehri Mysore Madurai Rameswaram and Alambazar colour
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Thousand Island Park Mead House in South Pasadena Oakland Unitarian Church first Hindu temple in San Francisco colour
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TOWARDS THE ENDDECEMBER 1900 TO JULY 1902
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Edward Sturdy
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Photograph of Swami Vivekananda in Shillong May 1901
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Group photograph in Belur Math 1899
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Swami Vivekananda colour
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Sites where Swamiji was thanked in his presence or absence colour
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Group photograph at Madras in early 1897
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Group photograph at Cossipore in early 1897
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The Calcutta Reception at Sobhabazar Palace Feburary 28 1897
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Swami Vivekanandas room at Belur Math
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REVIEWS AND NOTES ABOUT IMPORTANT PUBLISHED WORKS
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APPENIDX A
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APPENIDX B
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