The Life and Times of Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda philosophy was a blend of the traditional values and modern thoughts, as well as human values and superhuman thoughts. Although he lived only for thirty-nine years, he influenced the thinking of multitudes around the world. His charismatic personality and intellectual speeches made an impact that altered people?s concept of Hinduism and India globally. Even today, his teachings are capable of transforming all who are keen to imbibe them.
Vivekananda was born when Calcutta was India?s capital under the British Raj. It was a time when the British Raj sought to change the governing system of India after the Mutiny of 1857. Swami Vivekananda preferred a modern approach to deal with the existing social problems and favoured Western ideas. This book tries to cover the life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda comprehensively and give an insight about his personality.