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Vivekananda And Our Times: The Journey From Fear To Love

Release date: 5 February 2024
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In 1893, Swami Vivekananda travelled to Chicago to attend the Parliament of World Religions. Ther... Read More

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In 1893, Swami Vivekananda travelled to Chicago to attend the Parliament of World Religions. There, amidst representatives of the various religions of the world, Vivekananda—who grew up in an affluent Bengali household in Calcutta, studied to be a lawyer, only to give it up to become a wandering monk—spoke of Universal Religion—‘a religion which will have no place for persecution or intolerance in its polity, which will recognize the divinity in every man and woman, and whose whole scope, whose whole force, will be created in aiding humanity to realize its own true divine nature’. Although a devout Hindu, he had always been someone who felt a deep sense of belonging to the plural heritage of the Indian subcontinent. Through his learnings and travels he sought to galvanize society on the basis of love.

Comprising three insightful essays, Vivekananda and Our Times situates the Swami in today’s world. Rajni Bakshi’s endeavour—which began a century after the Chicago address, when the country was reeling from the shock of the Ramjanmabhoomi campaign and the consequent demolition of the Babri Masjid—attempts to seek a space for reflection and shows us, through Vivekananda’s ideologies, the need to reconcile with the ‘other’ in a ‘shared quest for freedom from fear’.

 

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Title: Vivekananda And Our Times: The Journey From Fear To Love
Author: Rajni Bakshi
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
SKU: BK0485893
EAN: 9789354477256
Number Of Pages: 120
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 5 February 2024

About Author

Rajni Bakshi is a journalist, author, speaker and the founder of the YouTube channel, Ahimsa Conversations. Her books include Bapu Kuti: Journeys in Rediscovery of Gandhi (1998) and Bazaars, Conversations and Freedom: For a Market Culture Beyond Greed and Fear (2009) , among others. Born in Delhi, she is currently based in Mumbai.

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