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The Monk as Man : The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9780143101192    Publisher: Penguin Random House Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 256        Language: English
Wandering mystic, eloquent philosopher and a spiritual ambassador to the West, Swami Vivekananda awakened India's masses to its rich philosophical heritage while also stressing the importance of scientific...Read more
Wandering mystic, eloquent philosopher and a spiritual ambassador to the West, Swami Vivekananda awakened India's masses to its rich philosophical heritage while also stressing the importance of scientific inquiry. These aspects of his life have been well chronicled through not only his letters, speeches and writings, but also by his brothers who have written over a hundred books between them, by his disciples, whose lives were enriched by their interactions with him and, more than a century after his death, by his followers who had only read or heard of the magnetic personality of this revered teacher. A combination of painstaking research and facts gleaned from hundreds of sources, Sankar's composite biography focuses on the personal life of the saint and endeavours to answer the most simple question: What was Swami Vivekananda like as a man?
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About the author: Samkara
Sankar (Mani Sankar Mukherji) is the author of several Bengali bestsellers, both fiction and non-fiction. Two of his novels, Seemabaddha (Company Limited)... Read more
Sankar (Mani Sankar Mukherji) is the author of several Bengali bestsellers, both fiction and non-fiction. Two of his novels, Seemabaddha (Company Limited) and Jana Aranya (The Middleman), were turned into films by Satyajit Ray. His novel Chowringhee has been translated into several languages; the English translation won the Vodafone Crossword Book Award for 2007 and was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2010. Sankar lives in Kolkata.
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