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Swami Vivekananda on Indian Philosophy and Literature

Swami Vivekananda on Indian Philosophy and Literature
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Item Code: IDG392
Author: R. K. DasGupta
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Edition: 2015
ISBN: 8185843833
Pages: 350
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"
About the Book:

This volume contains its author's lectures at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture in his capacity as the Institute's Vivekananda Professor of Indology and Indological Research. The author deals with Swami Vivekananda's approach to four of our six systems of philosophy and his observations are based on Swamiji's references to them available in the eight volumes of his Complete Works. As a supplement to this material the author deals with Swami Vivekananda's approach to the Upanishads and the Bhagavadgita. Swami Vivekananda's ideas of comparative religion, his response to Western Indology, Western philosophy and his view of history are here discussed perhaps for the first time in some detail. The tenth chapter deals with Swami Vivekananda and his Master Sri Ramakrishna to show that Swamiji interpreted Vedanta in terms of the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna who was to him Vedanta's greatest human exemplar. The twelfth chapter deals with a theme on which a great deal has been written. The author has tried to define Swami Vivekananda's idea of universal religion with reference to his observations on it as available in his Complete Works.

About the Author:

Born in Kolkata in 1915, the author was educated in Kolkata and Oxford. He was Tagore Professor of Bengali, and Head of the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Dean, Faculty of Arts, Delhi University and retired as Director of the National Library in 1980. He has been Swami Vivekananda Professor of Indological Studies at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, since April 1994.

CONTENTS

Pages
ForewordSwami Lokeswaranandavii
Prefaceix
CHAPTER I:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA'S IDEA
OF COMPARATIVE RELIGION
1
CHAPTER II:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND
WESTERN INDOLOGY
30
CHAPTER III:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
ON THE BHAGAVADGITA
42
CHAPTER IV:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
ON THE UPANISHADS
58
CHAPTER V:SWAMI VIVEKANADA ON
BADARAYANA'S BRAHMA-SUTRA
75
CHAPTER VI:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
ON SANKHYA
91
CHAPTER VII:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
ON BUDDHISM
103
CHAPTER VIII:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
ON PURVA-MIMAMSA
121
CHAPTER IX:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA ON
PATANJALI'S YOGA-SUTRA
134
CHAPTER X:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND
HIS MASTER SRI RAMAKRISHNA
148
CHAPTER XI:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA'S RESPONSE
TO WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
166
CHAPTER XII:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA'S IDEA
OF UNIVERSAL RELIGION
180
CHAPTER XIII:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA'S
VIEW OF HISTORY
CHAPTER XIV:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA ON THE
RAMAYANA AND THE MAHABHARATA
217
CHAPTER XV:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND
TE TANTRIC TRADITION
228
CHAPTER XVI:SISTER NIVEDITA ON
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
243
CHAPTER VII:WESTERN RESPONSE
TO SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
258
CHAPTER VIII:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA ON THE
UNITY OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT
270
CHAPTER XIX:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND
THE PROBLEMS OF THE
MODERN WORLD
283
CHAPTER XX:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AS A
PHILOSOPHER
296
CHAPTER XXI:SWAMI VIVEKANANDA ON
INDIAN CIVILIZATION AND
CULTURE
309
INDEX325
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