This book by Prema Nandakumar gives the readers a glimpse into the life and times of India’s greatest thinker and scholar - Swami Vivekananda. The book not only talks about his brilliant speech at the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893, but it also shows us and reminds us of his legacy. Even though the speech brought him fame in India and abroad, but the book traces his life right from his childhood up to his graduation. It shows us how Swami Vivekananda truly became one of the most inspiring figures of Indian history.
About the Author: Dr. Prema Nandakumar obtained her Ph.D. in 1961 for her study of Sri Aurobindo's epic poem Savitri. Since then, she has been an independent researcher, publishing critical and biographical works. As a translator, her career spans half a century, with the UNESCO publishing her book on Subramania Bharati. Dr. Nandakumar's translation into English of Manimekalai, the ancient Buddhist epic in Tamil, has been received with enthusiasm. She is also a creative writer in English and Tamil.
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