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By Amiya P. Sen

Posterity has frequently judged Margaret Elizabeth Noble (1867-1911), higher referred to as Sister Nivedita in addition to her guru, Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), in generally other ways. Opinion continues to be divided over even if the Swami used to be extra a patriot than prophet and Nivedita’s biographers too have learn her lifestyles and paintings variously, aided possibly via the truth that the Sister remained deeply dedicated to the reminiscence of her grasp and his rules at the same time she used to be more and more interested in a lifetime of energetic politics, which, mockingly, were forbidden through none except the grasp himself. despite the fact that, it's only as attainable that neither Vivekananda nor his so much illustrious disciple felt that there has been an innate clash among the non secular and the social, among the hunt for private salvation and the collective emancipation of the hundreds. Arguably, their deep and abiding dedication to India and Indians creatively bridged such seeming variations. Coinciding along with her a hundred and fiftieth beginning anniversary, the current Anthology places jointly in a convenient, commemorative quantity, consultant speeches and writings of Sister Nivedita. definitely annotated, those decisions hide a big selection of topics, starting from the schooling of Indian ladies, Hindu faith and mythology to concerns born of the burgeoning Indian nationalism of the days. there's additionally a major creation that reviews upon and contextualizes the decisions included.

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