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Author: William Radice
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 019565093x
This volume of fourteen essays gives new depth to our understanding of the aims and achievements of Swami Vivekananda.
It invites us to relate him to movements and individuals outside his native Bengal; it shows how modernizing trends in Indian society wrestled with traditional features of Hinduism such as caste; and it links his religious and social ideals to thinkers and theologians in the West. The book firmly distances Swami Vivekananda from chauvinist or communal misinterpretations of his work.
the excellent articles provide an understanding of the socio-cultural context for reformers of that era. - - Book Review
William Radice teaches Bengali at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a versatile writer. Apart from several volumes of poetry to his name he has also translated extensively from Bengali and German. Among the many books he has translated from the Bengali are The Stupid Tiger and Other Tales and Rabindranath Tagore: Selected Short Stories.
Swami Vivekananda's construction of Hinduism
Reconstructing Hinduism on a world platform : the World's First Parliament of Religions, Chicago 1893
Sanskrit Pandits and the modernisation of Sanskrit education in the nineteenth to twentieth centuries
A meeting of ends? Swami Vivekananda and Brahmabadhab Upadhyay
The modernity of tradition : Harishchandra of Banaras and the defence of Hindu dharma
Hindu modernisers and the 'public' arena : indigenous critiques of cast in colonial India
Vivekananda's Western message from the East
Swami Vivekananda and seva : taking 'social service' seriously
Science and Sanskrit : Vivekananda's views on education
Vivekananda and essentialism
Two sanatan dharma leaders and Swami Vivekananda : a comparison
Historicity, hagiography, and hierarchy in Gangetic India, 1918-1936
Swami Vivekananda's ideal society and its impact on Govind Chandra Dev
Swami Vivekananda and the challenge to fundamentalism