xv, 629p.+vii, 701p., B/W Plts., Gloss., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
The book provides the most exhaustive and reliable account of a man who not only lived an inspired life but was constantly a source of inspiration to others. Says C. Rajagopalachari: 'Swami Vivekananda saved Hinduism and saved India. But for him, we would have lost our religion and would not have gained our freedom. We therefore owe everything to Swami Vivekananda'.