Swami Vivekananda and the Modernisation of Hinduism

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William Radice
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Hinduism - 299 pages
Bringing together fourteen papers, this book gives new depth to our understanding of the aims and achievements of Swami Vivekananda. It invites us to relate him to movements and individuals outside his native Bengal; it shows how modernizing trends in Indian society wrestled with traditionalfeatures of Hinduism such as caste; and it links his religious and social ideals to thinkers and theologians in the West. The book firmly distances Swami Vivekananda from chauvinist or communal misinterpretations of his work.

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Worlds First Parliament of Religions Chicago 1893
17
Sanskrit Pandits and the modernisation of Sanskrit
36
A meeting of ends? Swami Vivekananda
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William Radice is at University of London.

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