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By Amiya P. Sen

Posterity has usually judged Margaret Elizabeth Noble (1867-1911), higher often called Sister Nivedita in addition to her guru, Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), in largely other ways. Opinion continues to be divided over even if the Swami was once extra a patriot than prophet and Nivedita’s biographers too have learn her existence and paintings variously, aided maybe by means of the truth that the Sister remained deeply devoted to the reminiscence of her grasp and his principles whilst she was once more and more attracted to a lifetime of energetic politics, which, satirically, have been forbidden through none except the grasp himself. even though, it's only as attainable that neither Vivekananda nor his such a lot illustrious disciple felt that there has been an innate clash among the non secular and the social, among the search for private salvation and the collective emancipation of the loads. Arguably, their deep and abiding dedication to India and Indians creatively bridged such seeming alterations. Coinciding together with her one hundred and fiftieth start anniversary, the current Anthology places jointly in a convenient, commemorative quantity, consultant speeches and writings of Sister Nivedita. certainly annotated, those choices conceal a big selection of topics, starting from the schooling of Indian girls, Hindu faith and mythology to matters born of the burgeoning Indian nationalism of the days. there's additionally a substantial advent that reviews upon and contextualizes the choices included.

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