Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 - 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Dutta was the chief disciple of the 19th century mystic Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and the founder of Ramakrishna Mission. He is considered a key figure in the introduction of Hindu philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga in Western World mainly in America and Europe and is also credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the end of the 19th century. Swami Vivekananda disembarked in Bombay and immediately entrained for Calcutta, arriving at the Belur Math late in the evening of December 9, 1900. The Swami had not informed anybody of his return. The gate of the monastery was locked for the night. He heard the dinner bell, and in his eagerness to join the monks at their meal, scaled the gate. There was great rejoicing over his homecoming. Swami Vivekananda had predicted that he will not live till the age of forty. On July 4, 1902, he went about his days' work at the Belur Math, teaching Sanskrit grammar to the pupils. He retired to his room in the evening and died during meditation at around 9. He is said to have attained 'Mahasamadhi' and the great saint was cremated on the Banks of river Ganga. As the book addresses this crucial issue quite deftly, it is hoped that it would prove to be a source of great information for the reader.
About the Author:
Manoj Kr. Singh, a widely acclaimed name received his all higher qualifications in Political Science from Delhi University and did authorship for so many books on the same subject. He worked in capacity of Regional Resident Manager for Express Bureau and selected for Ethiopia University as professor of Political Science but relinquished.