Book Reviews
The Vedanta Kesari|September 2021
Irish-born Margaret Noble, initiated into the service of India as Sister Nivedita by her guru Swami Vivekananda, left indelible footprints in her adopted country as a fearless crusader for the betterment of the nation groaning under the yoke of a tyrannical imperialist rule. Her speeches and writings, her innumerable proactive endeavours and her complete commitment to India need to be reiterated and reclaimed.
PROF. SUMITA ROY

SISTER NIVEDITA THE FIGHTER EXTRAORDINARY FOR INDIA

by Sukanya Ray and Anil Baran Ray

Published by Advaita Ashrama, 5, Dehi Entally Road, Kolkata-700 014. Email: mail@advaitaashrama. org. 2018, paperback, pp.152. Rs.70.

This has especially been ongoing from 2017 which saw extensive programmes to mark 150 years of the birth of this exceptional personality. Publication of volumes such as the one under review has also been part of these 150th birth anniversary celebrations. Of course, the decisive body of work which Nivedita has left behind needs much incisive research and more wide-ranging engagement at different academic and policy levels; it is hoped that the future will bring out some seminal analyses of her writings and their inculcation in live contexts.

The present volume is an adequate introduction to Sister Nivedita for a reader who is keen to know about the various aspects of Nivedita’s contribution to India. Based on the articles published by the authors—Sukanya Ray and Anil Baran Ray—in the Prabuddha Bharata, the monthly journal of the Advaita Ashrama, these essays have topical relevance during this historic period associated with Sister Nivedita.

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