Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > The Monk As Man (The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda)
Displaying 1507 of 4991         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Monk As Man (The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda)
The Monk As Man (The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda)
by Sankar
Description
Title: The Monk As Man (The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda)

About The Book

 

Wandering mystic, eloquent philosopher, India’s spiritual ambassador to the West and founder of the Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Vivekananda awakened India’s masses to the country’s spiritual richness while stressing the importance of scientific inquiry. These aspects of the monk’s life have been well chronicled by Swamiji himself, through his letters, speeches and writing; his two brothers, who between them have written more than a hundred books; his co-disciples, disciples and others whose lives were enriched by their interactions with him; and, more than a century after his death, followers who had only red and heard of the magnetic personality of this revered teacher.

 

Gleaned from all these sources, through sustained and painstaking research, Sankar’s biography focuses on the personal life if the saint: What was Swami Vivekananda like as a man? What role did his mother play in his life, both before and after he renounced all family ties? Could he reconcile the duties of a monk with the responsibility of an eldest son? What prompted him to promoted Vedanta and biriyani in the West? Did the long-drawn legal battles over family property affect his health and cut short his life? Did his sister commit suicide? Why did his brother not write a single letter home for six years while he was wandering around the world? What was Swamiji’s favorite dish and what fruit did he like the least? What was his height? Where did he have his second heart attack? How much did the Calcutta doctor charge him at his chamber?

 

Sankar’s composite picture of the monk as man has sold over one lakh copies in Bengali and this translation brings the unfamiliar Vivekananda to a large readership.

 

Foreword

 

I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to my respected headmaster, Sudhanshushekhar Bhattacharyya, who first introduced me to the literature on Vivekananda when I was only eleven. His advice was: Read the original and you will never lose your way.

 

I am also extremely fortunate to have received great affection and encouragement from my friend and senior at school, Prof. Shakari Prasad Basu. His monumental work, Vivekananda o Samakalin Bharatbarsha, took shape before my eyes and has remained a perennial source of inspiration for me.

 

I began my own journey on Vivekananda with a few articles in Bengali and soon realized that a lot needs to be explored even a century after his demise. The response of readers to Achena Ajana Vivekananda has been overwhelming and this has given me the courage to translate the book into English.

 

My grateful thanks goes to my two friends at the Shri Chinmoy Centre, New York, for their assistance with the English translation, and who feel ‘it is not necessary to put [their] names’.

 

Contents

 

 

Foreword

ix

 

Acknowledgements

xi

Chapter 1

A Monk and His Mother

1

Chapter 2

Emperor, Monk and Cook in One

90

Chapter 3

The Monk Who Loved Tea

148

Chapter 4

Swamiji’s Health

163

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Pages

















The Monk As Man (The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda)

Item Code:
NAF907
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2011
ISBN:
9780143101192
Language:
English
Size:
8 inch X 5 inch
Pages:
252
Other Details:
Weight of the book: 220 gms
Price:
$20.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Monk As Man (The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 2605 times since 13th Apr, 2016
Title: The Monk As Man (The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda)

About The Book

 

Wandering mystic, eloquent philosopher, India’s spiritual ambassador to the West and founder of the Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Vivekananda awakened India’s masses to the country’s spiritual richness while stressing the importance of scientific inquiry. These aspects of the monk’s life have been well chronicled by Swamiji himself, through his letters, speeches and writing; his two brothers, who between them have written more than a hundred books; his co-disciples, disciples and others whose lives were enriched by their interactions with him; and, more than a century after his death, followers who had only red and heard of the magnetic personality of this revered teacher.

 

Gleaned from all these sources, through sustained and painstaking research, Sankar’s biography focuses on the personal life if the saint: What was Swami Vivekananda like as a man? What role did his mother play in his life, both before and after he renounced all family ties? Could he reconcile the duties of a monk with the responsibility of an eldest son? What prompted him to promoted Vedanta and biriyani in the West? Did the long-drawn legal battles over family property affect his health and cut short his life? Did his sister commit suicide? Why did his brother not write a single letter home for six years while he was wandering around the world? What was Swamiji’s favorite dish and what fruit did he like the least? What was his height? Where did he have his second heart attack? How much did the Calcutta doctor charge him at his chamber?

 

Sankar’s composite picture of the monk as man has sold over one lakh copies in Bengali and this translation brings the unfamiliar Vivekananda to a large readership.

 

Foreword

 

I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to my respected headmaster, Sudhanshushekhar Bhattacharyya, who first introduced me to the literature on Vivekananda when I was only eleven. His advice was: Read the original and you will never lose your way.

 

I am also extremely fortunate to have received great affection and encouragement from my friend and senior at school, Prof. Shakari Prasad Basu. His monumental work, Vivekananda o Samakalin Bharatbarsha, took shape before my eyes and has remained a perennial source of inspiration for me.

 

I began my own journey on Vivekananda with a few articles in Bengali and soon realized that a lot needs to be explored even a century after his demise. The response of readers to Achena Ajana Vivekananda has been overwhelming and this has given me the courage to translate the book into English.

 

My grateful thanks goes to my two friends at the Shri Chinmoy Centre, New York, for their assistance with the English translation, and who feel ‘it is not necessary to put [their] names’.

 

Contents

 

 

Foreword

ix

 

Acknowledgements

xi

Chapter 1

A Monk and His Mother

1

Chapter 2

Emperor, Monk and Cook in One

90

Chapter 3

The Monk Who Loved Tea

148

Chapter 4

Swamiji’s Health

163

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Pages

















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Swami Vivekananda The Living Vedanta
by Chaturvedi Badrinath
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Penguin Books, India
Item Code: IDH134
$32.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Cyclonic Swami: Vivekananda in the West
Item Code: IDK658
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Life of Swami Vivekananda: By His Eastern and Western Disciples (2 Volumes)
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Advaita Ashrama
Item Code: IDG433
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Swami Vivekananda and the Erasing of the Dividing Line
by Swami Ranganathananda
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Advaita Ashrama
Item Code: NAG279
$5.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Swami Vivekananda (Second Edition)
by Amiya P.Sen
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAG075
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Swami Vivekananda India’s Emissary To the West
Item Code: IHL508
$8.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Swami Vivekananda in Chicago: New Findings
by Asim Chaudhuri
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Swami Mumukshananda
Item Code: IDJ828
$16.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
Item Code: IDG084
$14.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Story of Ramakrishna Mission: Swami Vivekananda's Vision and Fulfilment
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Ramakrishna Mission
Item Code: IDK772
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Thank you for this wonderful New Year sale!
Michael, USA
Many Thanks for all Your superb quality Artworks at unbeatable prices. We have been recommending EI to friends & family for over 5 yrs & will continue to do so fervently. Cheers
Dara, Canada
Thank you for your wonderful selection of books and art work. I am a regular customer and always appreciate the excellent items you offer and your great service.
Lars, USA
Colis bien reçu, emballage excellent et statue conforme aux attentes. Du bon travail, je reviendrai sur votre site !
Alain, France
GREAT SITE. SANSKRIT AND HINDI LINGUISTICS IS MY PASSION. AND I THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE.
Madhu, USA
I love your site and although today is my first order, I have been seeing your site for the past several years. Thank you for providing such great art and books to people around the World who can't make it to India as often as we would like.
Rupesh
Heramba Ganapati arrived safely today and was shipped promptly. Another fantastic find from Exotic India with perfect customer service. Thank you. Jai Ganesha Deva
Marc, UK
I ordered Padmapani Statue. I have received my statue. The delivering process was very fast and the statue looks so beautiful. Thank you exoticindia, Mr. Vipin (customer care). I am very satisfied.
Hartono, Indonesia
Very easy to buy, great site! Thanks
Ilda, Brazil
Our Nandi sculpture arrived today and it surpasses all expectations - it is wonderful. We are not only pleasantly surprised by the speed of international delivery but also are extremely grateful for the care of your packaging. Our sculpture needed to travel to an off-lying island of New Zealand but it arrived safely because of how well it had been packaged. Based upon my experience of all aspects of your service, I have no hesitation in recommending Exotic India.
BWM, NZ
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India