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Guru to the World

The Life and Legacy of Vivekananda

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$39.95 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674247475

Publication Date: 10/18/2022


560 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

66 photos, 2 illus., 1 map

Belknap Press


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  • Preface
  • Note on Transliteration
  • Map: The Four Abodes of the Gods
  • Introduction
  • I. India
    • 1. Earliest Days
    • 2. Ramakrishna
    • 3. Ramakrishna and Vivekananda
    • 4. Vivekananda and His Travels
  • II. The West
    • 5. The World’s Parliament of Religions
    • 6. Women East and West
    • 7. Magic, Science, Transcendence
    • 8. Green Acre, William James, and Raja Yoga
    • 9. Female Devotees and the Labors of the Guru
    • 10. The Pains and Pleasures of Love in America
    • 11. The Pains and Pleasures of Love in Great Britain
  • III. India and the World
    • 12. Vivekananda Returns
    • 13. The Clinch
    • 14. Education, “Divine Play,” and the Nation
    • 15. Femininity, the National Idea, and Politics
    • 16. Malign Influences and Harrowing Deaths
  • Conclusion
  • Chronology
  • Dramatis Personae
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration credits
  • Index

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